12 Practical Things to Know Before Travelling the Philippines

12 Practical Things to Know Before Travelling the Philippines

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  1. Diane

    Wow so many things I didn’t know! I had no idea that all of these islands had different climates….or that products might contain whitening agents. Who knew! Well, I guess you did 😊. From your photos, this looks like an absolutely beautiful destination. Are the heat and humidity something you power through or do you enjoy that type of climate?

    1. Tamara

      I personally adore a warm climate! But I didn’t find it overbearing. Once you’ve taken those first few days to adjust, I sort of didn’t notice. But I went at the end of May and different times of the year may be a different story!

      Glad you have found some of these points interesting 🙂

  2. Karen

    There were many very useful tips here for visiting the Philippines. Sharing your experience made this list very sound advice. who knew there were whitening agents in skin products? It was also interesting to hear about the political/social consciousness of the people. Very interesting post.

    1. Tamara

      Thanks Karen. Think it’s always good to relay your experience so someone else can learn from them and be prepared!

  3. These are great tips! I definitely experienced logistical issues due to frequently delayed flights and whatnot, but had an absolutely amazing time in the Philippines! Dreaming to go back!

    1. Tamara

      Ah did you! That is a shame. I was luckily OK and had no cancellations but getting from A to B and the logistics was a bit of a nightmare ha! I’m with you – would love to go back. Such as special place!

  4. Farrah

    The Philippines is suuuuuper high up on my bucket list, so definitely good to know about the buffer days and potential transport delays between islands. Thanks for these tips! :]

  5. Jordan

    The Phillipines is such a beautiful location and I hope I can make it there someday!! Definitely saving these tips for the future!! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Megan

    Really interesting stuff here! I didn’t know there were over 7,000 islands. And good tip on buying (or rather not buying) beauty products there.

  7. Rhonda Albom

    Great tips. I love that you started out with safety, reassuring us that most of the areas, but not all, are quite safe. Also, the seasickness natural, non-drowsy ideas. Great stuff here.

    1. Tamara

      Thanks Rhonda. I guess they’re very practical tips as opposed to any especially fun tit-bits haha. But the kind of things that are useful to prepare you!

  8. Olivia

    This is such a great guide! Thanks for the tip on adding buffer days, that’s something I would have never thought of. Also, good to know about the accommodation standards!

  9. cass

    Practical is definitely the right word here – these are definitely the kinda thing I try and work out before travelling solo somewhere and it’s great you have them all in one place!

    1. Tamara

      Aw thanks Cass. Yup, I love a good practical list to learn from whenever you go somewhere new. I didn’t discover a lot of this on the internet when I was researching before I left so I thought I had to write something! 🙂

  10. Patti

    I have so many friends that rave about the Philippines. It is now on my new bucket list of places to visit. I’m just afraid of getting mosquito bites. hehe

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