10 Things Foreigners Should Know Before Coming to the Philippines

Even if you’re a Kevin or a John, you will always be a “Joe” to kids waving and smiling as you make your way through the streets of the Philippines.  While I cannot tell you how in history the “Hey Joe!” greeting started, I can assure you it only means you are being welcomed in this tourist-friendly country.

It doesn’t mean, though, that any tourist can do away with mockery and misconduct. After all, the Philippines is just like any other country that expects respect from visitors. Continue reading “10 Things Foreigners Should Know Before Coming to the Philippines”

How to Make the Most of Your Southeast Asia Trip if You’re a Beer Lover

Let me get this straight first: I’m not an expert who can tell which brand of beer in Southeast Asia tastes better than the rest. I am simply a traveler who prefers beer than any other alcoholic drink despite its bitter taste. I love beer, in general. So whether it’s pale ale or lager, it wouldn’t matter.

When I travel, it has always been my rule to “eat local, drink local”. In fact, my first-day itinerary would always include the backpacker’s area. Why? Continue reading “How to Make the Most of Your Southeast Asia Trip if You’re a Beer Lover”