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History And Culture Of Philippines

We are not makers of history, we are made by history. Let's explore it!

The Philippines was earlier a Spanish colony ruled from Mexico and a Latino vibe is very much alive and kicking in the local culture. For this reason, this part of South-East Aisa is very distinct from other countries in terms of spirituality and culture. The Japanese invaded the archipelago by attacking Pearl Harbour during World War II and wrecks from this can still be seen – Manila is said to b the second most devastated ally capital in the war! 

The people of Philippines have a culture of their own and are collectively called the Filipinos who are known to be very welcoming. The tribal population is animist but urban population is evidently Catholic. Catholic influences can be seen in major town fiestas aka festivals and centuries-old baroque stone churches seen in the city.  More modern American influences are also apparent in the malls and fast food culture. The Filipino cuisine is not heavy on the spices but thrives on freshness. It is a mixture of impact from its rulers and neighbors, that is, Spanish, Indonesian and Asian. Book a food tour in Pampanga and taste the local beer. Like its people, the country is laid-back, happy-go-lucky and high on fun quotient.

 

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Trip Planned By Flamingo Was One Of The Best Trip
Trip Planned By Flamingo Was One Of The Best Trip

Trip Planned By Flamingo Was One Of The Best Trip

I am glad to inform that my Philippines trip planned by Flamingo was one of the best trips. The coordination between local tour agency and guides as well as drivers seemed extremely smooth. The best part of the trip was the welcoming culture of the country that we have experienced. The hotels in all three destinations were either as per expectation or above expectation. Here, I would like to give a special mention to "Princesa Garden Island and Resort" property. It is an awesome resort with lots of greenery. A perfect place to spend some time away from concrete jungles. 
The city tour of Manila was a learning experience of Filipino culture. The guide, Mr. Abdulla, is a man with deep knowledge of Filipino culture and is a very friendly person. The countryside tour of Bohol was the most peaceful journey due to its clean weather and sweet people. The Guitar factory in Mactan city (Cebu) showed us the world of strings. We saw all the levels of production that are performed to make world-class guitars and ukulele. Though we missed visiting the underground river tour at Puerto Princesa, it seems to be a must visit place as it also features in seven wonders of the nature.
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