Aileen Adalid’s Travel Guide for First Time Tourists to the Philippines

In her blog,, Aileen Adalid shares a comprehensive travel guide for first time tourists to the Philippines. She shares:

There is a lot of misconception when it comes to the Philippines, and a lot of people don’t really know what this home country of mine is all about. Well, even as a Filipina, I must say that this is an obscure question with an elusive answer at best, because no one can really sum up a country in a short post. For starters, I have already described some of what you’re about to experience when you come to the Philippines here.

In this post, however, I’d like to provide you with some more specific information about my country. As someone who became well-traveled over the years (that’s my job after all), I learned that not every place is for everyone — the Philippines included. I met so many people that fell in love with the country after their first visit, but unfortunately I also know of people who didn’t find the Philippines so great. Read on to understand what exactly my country has to offer you, before you start planning your trip.

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