"Over 7000 Islands!! Have Fun" Philippines by herzog63

Philippines Travel Guide: 27,421 reviews and 93,848 photos


The Philippines has some pretty cool forms of transportation. My favorite is the Jeepney. It is very cheap and once you learn the routes you can get anywhere in Manila or any towns.


The Philippines have a ton of beaches to choose from. As there are over 7000 Islands. There must be at least triple that in beaches too!!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Friendly People, Great Food
  • Cons:Smog in the city!
  • In a nutshell:Well worth a month or two!!
  • Last visit to Philippines: Mar 2001
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • veco_notebook's Profile Photo
    May 29, 2006 at 10:34 PM

    I visited Batad last March also. I really enjoyed it, I am a Filipino but my Batad experience was really different. I am really glad you enjoyed your stay in the philippines. please come back. =)

  • bike_packer's Profile Photo
    Feb 19, 2006 at 10:53 PM

    i am humbled that my pages caught the attention of a top VT member and got nice comments. thanks a lot, scott and hope you revisit Phil soon. Mabuhay ka!

  • sakuyaini's Profile Photo
    Aug 24, 2005 at 4:00 PM

    great pictures! thanks for posting them!! made me homesick :*( ... but made me smile too!

  • wreckloose's Profile Photo
    Apr 18, 2005 at 12:41 PM

    awesome page... i haven't been to the mountainous areas of the philippines in about 17 years so its nice to see pics of it. maybe i'll do it when i go back next year.

  • Jan 9, 2005 at 3:57 AM

    Once I had a visitor from the Philippines who was shocked to see Finland with blue sky and 30 C / 86 F degrees in July ;-)

  • Tijavi's Profile Photo
    Oct 20, 2004 at 2:58 AM

    Scott, you sure know how to "smell" your way into wet markets - the focal point of community life in rural Phils. Loved the way you focused on the joys of simple living in this country, which is more often unappreciated by most urban folks. Many thanks.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Oct 15, 2004 at 10:13 AM

    Scott, Great Intro photo-creative. Wet market was good info. Loved old church ruins photo! Baguio Cathedral--beautiful. Good Restaurant tips. Enjoyed Burial Caves. Great travelogues.

  • bijo69's Profile Photo
    Sep 22, 2004 at 1:28 PM

    Still looking for a place to get away from the coming winter... The Philippines look great. Thanks for the useful info!

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Aug 15, 2004 at 10:41 AM

    Great page, very interesting. I suess they could be called the cheapneys.

  • kenmerk's Profile Photo
    Aug 9, 2004 at 11:29 PM

    U never know, Scott, maybe your mailman foray was the inspiration for that Kevin Costner movie.... Nice coverage of the rural PI...


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