So Tomorrow concludes my month in the Philippines. As well as being one of the most beautiful places I have ever been, it has also been very educational. I have seen a lot of weird and wonderful things here. Here are a few random things I will miss.
Everything being a beautiful photo
On a 4 hour bus ride in the Philippines it is not uncommon to hear ‘Stop the bus’. No someone does not need to pee. They want to take a photo! Everywhere here is so beautiful, the photos do not do it justice. The bus drivers are very obliging and will stop in the middle of the road or where ever you wish, no health and safety here, just so you can take the perfect photo.
Choco Mucho bars
I have not had my daily Galaxy or Cadbury’s caramel fix for months. The versions of it they do sell here are fakes and not the same. How am I suppose to survive. Well I will tell you how, CHOCO MUCHO Bars. Amazing! They come in a few different varieties from milk chocolate, dark chocolate and peanut butter, My favourite being the white chocolate covered waffer with a layer or caramel. Yum and they are only 10PHP (16p).
Cheap coconut rum
Boracay Rum coconut flavour is DELICIOUS! A bottle of ‘fake Malibu’ for £2. Enough said.
The happy children
They play bare foot in the street, having races by rolling a bike tire with a stick. They don’t have iPads or Nintendo DS’ but they are the happiest friendliest children I have ever met. They play in the sand and build the most amazing sandcastles. They are super cute too!
People with pet chickens
Erm so I have seen lots of people carrying around chickens. I am going to believe they are their pets and not their dinner. Please do not upset me by telling me other wise. They carry them around for ages. One man sat next to me on a bus for two hours with his little friend!
Well there you have it. Some loveable, random qualities about the Philippines that I will miss. I now leave the country of £0.10 chocolate muffins, beautiful beaches and happy children. I miss you already Philippines!