The Philippine Department Of Tourism had this in the bag. Scattered all over the web are generated images of photos taken in the Philippines by visitors and locals into this plain and simple yet very catchy slogan. It may have a cheeky commercial hook to it, but it truly is buzzworthy, and not to mention, very true to its meaning.
Here are my submissions:
This scene of children playing in the water welcomed us after initially scanning the view right outside our lodging when we went to Bohol, Philippines. You can tell how the tide is sightly low as you can still see their feet from a far distance while they splish-splash in the water. We stayed at Whites and Greens Resort.
Above is a picture of a tarsier. An animal of minimal exposure for its small population and inchly geographical locations. The picture below is a picture of me in front of Chocolate Hills. Both exclusively can be found in Bohol, Philippines. All pictures featured here are from my recent travel there.
It still strikes me to this day that someone just casually persuaded me to take a picture with the infamous facebook peace sign. I guess it is only fitting to approve it with this winning underwater view. May the creator of the facebook peace sign rest in peace.
We didn’t get the chance to take advantage of the complimentary breakfast as we were already late for our scheduled boat. When we hit the shore of Balicasag Island, we spotted a local dining area overlooking the water, serving fresh seafood. From their bucket, we made our fresh pick and off we went for snorkeling while they grilled our fish. Aces! We came back with meal ready to eat. Our savage nature showed as we defeat our hunger.
That is not all-smiles than it looks. I was squirming deep inside. The snake’s really starting to wrap itself to my legs and its head ess-ing in front of me while I was holding it. I surprised myself from not hesitating at all when asked to do it. This was our first stop during our Panglao Tour right after landing in Bohol.
While I had my fun with holding the snakes and iguana and diving down the water removing my life vest, my girlfriend also had her own fun connecting with nature when we visited a Butterfly Garden. We both did snorkeling, staring contest with tarsier, and we also went dolphin watching.
Take it as it you may, positive or negative, but evidently, Philippines is a country that often suprisingly doesn’t forget to be high-spirited despite problems, disasters and crises. Either frown upon it or smile about it. With acceptance to situations and less ambitious notions, Filipinos seem to choose the latter. And really, it’s just a basic rule of the world never to remove the fun out of anything.
More Fun in the Philippines?
Check out Island Traveler’s This Man’s Journey. Island Traveler is one of the truest blogger out there. He speaks from the inner core. He’s entries are contentful and complete. Expect goodness all over the place, I mean kind, pleasant and good-nature when you visit his blog. Also, he’s no one-liner commenter. He replies to other blogs with substance.
I also admire the image of a good father that he portrays. His son has been a highlight to many of his posts.
Here’s a post from his recent trip to Philippines: The Real World Outside The Bus. The post is an iphonography and writing masterpiece.
Future Posts: More ‘More Fun in the Philippines’ and More on Bohol to include ziplining.