Mostly the Australian visitor will return to Australia and try and get his spouse over to his home country. But,many Aussie guys are now wanting to leave Australia and live in the Philippines. So why come to the Philippines?
#10 – The Food
Probably not the food in the main unless you can find Foreign meats and foods.
While it is always fun to get off the beaten track and really test yourself, when you’re traveling for relaxation with a few friends or family members, it’s sometimes nice to just be able to communicate without needing wild hand gesturing and a language guide.
Owing to its history as a US territory, the Philippines has some of the best spoken English you’re likely to find outside of the western world. In fact, in many ways, the Philippines is a more tourist friendly area than more popular Thailand to the north.
You’ve still got to contend with people wanting to scam you out of your money and there’s still a lot of tourist traps, but it manages this in a less aggressive manner than Thailand.
#8 – The Animals
The Philippines has some unique and beautiful wildlife both above and below the water. From the tiny tarsiers that are endemic to certain islands to the gigantic whale sharks with which you can swim at Oslob, there’s some exotic wildlife to be seen up close and personal all over the islands.
#7 – The Night Life
If you like to party, the Philippines is going to be a good place for you. Boracay and Manila are obvious hot spots for night clubs, bars, and more *ahem* exotic nocturnal pursuits, but most everywhere is going to have a few bars serving ice-cold San Mig Light or Red Horse, as well as the dirt cheap and not at all bad local rum.
#6 – The Scuba Diving
The scuba diving in the Philippines is pretty legendary.
#5 – The Transport
As a tourist haven, it’s quite easy to get between the Philippines most popular spots. Ferries and low-cost air carriers criss-cross the country, making it a pretty simple matter to get from Point A to Point B. While Air Asia may be a pain in the ass when it comes to annoying hidden costs, it’s still insane that you can get between islands in an hour for $50 or so.
For those on a tighter budgets, regional buses are cheap and dirty; and there’s the always popular jeepneys and trikes to get you around local areas. These are criminally cheap as well, which is always good.
#4 – The Serenity
How’s the serenity?
Get away from the buzzing tourist spots like Boracay and Manila, and it’s not hard at all to find a quiet little corner of the populous country to call your own.
#No.3 –The Beaches
#No.2 –The Girls
#1 – The People
Almost every local – male or female – is happy to meet you.