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. (more…)