The Philippines is a majestic land, full of vibrant colors, a simple but admirable culture, budget conscious activities and products (cheap stuff!), and the total individual control to do what you want when you want. When I retire, I hope I decide to stay in a paradise half as perfect as this one. There is so much to do in the Philippines, so I’ve narrowed it down to the top five best things to do or must see items in the Philippines right here. When I mention prices I will roughly convert it to dollars for you to keep it simples. Remember, this is just me doing math in my head, and I really suck at math.
Just to let you know right now, I am a 26 year old male so this article is targeted towards people in there 20’s and 30’s. There is a lot of history and modern day activities in the Philippines, so these are the top things that I enjoy or at least that I think everyone should see at least once in their life.
1. Stay on the White Sand Beach of Boracay during a holiday weekend.
2. See Angeles City and the Bar Girls.
3. Jet Ski
4. Shoot Uzi’s
5. Visit LA Cafe in Manila, Philippines
Staying in Boracay during the holy week, when everyone is off school and work, is an awesome experience. Friday and Saturday night the beach is especially crowded with partiers ready to experience the nightlife that Boracay has to offer. The whole beach is lined with clubs and venders selling booze, fresh fish, jewelry and clothing. The White House, Boracay, Philippines, is a nice affordable place to stay that is in a central location right on White Sand Beach. Be careful when you order the fresh fish from the counter. Notice how all of the fish is sitting on ice with ice dumped on top. I know, it looks delicious, but that fish was caught at about 6am and you are just getting ready to eat it at 8pm and there isn’t any refrigeration, so that fish has been sitting on ice all day. It’s really not all that fresh. Not to mention, all that ice is from nasty Filipino tap water – unfiltered. Trust me on this, stay as far away from the tap water as possible. I have been sick twice from the water in the Philippines. Once I was so hung over and dehydrated that I didn’t even notice I just drank a glass of water. You always want to order bottled water. The other time was on the beach in Boracay: I only tried two oysters, but it was after my buddy ate a whole plateful, so the ice that was on top had completely melted down into the oysters. My buddy was in more pain than I, but it was still awful.
I missed out on Friday night in Boracay because of the glass of water I drank. I was better by Saturday night, thank God, because it is something everyone needs to experience. Every few feet there is another club bumping music with people dancing all night. I recommend the hookah bars and any of the clubs; it just depends on your taste in music.
Anyone who has traveled to different countries knows that there are red light districts around the world. Amsterdam has the most famous, but not necessarily the best, as I found out after my visit to Angeles City, Philippines. I have traveled more than anyone else I know my age, and I have never seen anything like Fields Ave., Angeles City, Philippines. It was crazy! The whole street has nothing but bars filled to the brim with prostitutes, a gyro spot with awesome gyros, and a 7-Eleven. The best thing that the Filipinos have been able to organize in the Philippines is the prostitution in Angeles City. The girls get a full STD check once a week. We drove by the health clinic where they get checked and every bar has a different day of the week that they go. Man, this place was busy, and understandably because there are so many bars, too many to go to even after one lives there for over a year. Literally, there are hundreds of these bars. There is never a door fee or an entrance fee to get in to these places. A waitress will sit you, and then she will usually stand right by you. Then, whenever you need something, just let her know. If you see a girl you like and you make eye contact with her, then feel free to motion for her to come over and buy her a drink. The biggest and best place that I saw was Atlantis. It was three stories tall and there must have been at least 200 girls there and every single one was gorgeous. It’s a little more expensive, but well worth it. Buying a girl a drink there still wont cost you more than buying a drink in America. Now, when you buy yourself a drink it’s about $1.50. When you buy a “Lady Drink,” it’s $3.00, but the girl gets half of this money and drinks the drink. She’ll sit down and talk with you and rub up on you. It’s cool when you can find one with a good personality who can be sarcastic. It’s a lot of fun to just talk with these girls and get to know them. Some of them have crazy stories to tell. I’m pretty quick to ask about personal issues like friends and family.
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