How to travel to the Philippines?
With multiple international flights entering and leaving the Philippines, it is not that difficult to visit this Asian country. And because of the number of airlines that fly to and from PHL, the ticket prices have become cheaper than before. But you can further save money if you plan carefully and book your tickets in advance. You also need to consider the taxes, accommodation and activity costs related to your trip here. You must also be ready for the amazing things that may happen to you as you see the many stupendous places of this country.
Here are some tips to help you travel to the Philippines safely:
1. Book a plane ticket in advance.
Philippine Airlines is one of the most popular airlines in the Philippines that fly in 26 destinations, from Southeast Aisa to Oceania to North America. To avoid the hassle of booking in a traditional method, you may visit its website to book a flight. You may also travel through Qantas, Cathay Pacific and other international airlines that have direct flights to the Philippines.
If you want cheaper way to travel here, you can go for a cruise. Cruises are cheaper than air travel. But the latter is more convenient and way faster than the former.
2. Get accommodation as early as possible.
There are many hotels and hostels in the Philippines. They are located all over the country. However, if you have friends or family who live here, then you might want to consider staying with them to reduce the overall cost of your travel.
3. Set a budget.
Philippines is a third-world country. Thus, it is cheaper to travel here than going to Europe, Canada and other first-world countries. But you still need to set up a budget so you have a guide on how much you are going to spend for this trip.
The currency here is Philippine Peso. Be sure to carry cash in this currency. Not all ATMs here can dispense cash from your currency to local currency. Traveler's checks are safe here but it would be difficult to find establishments to cash. But you can bring your credit cards and use them as your payment method in selected places.
4. Stay in touch with your family.
You must send an email to your spouse, parents or friends so they know if you are safe. This is also important in case of an emergency.
5. Enjoy your time here.
There are various places that you can drop by and enjoy the sceneries. Spend some time with the locals to get to know more about the place. This is your time to make memories that will last a lifetime.
When backpacking for your travel here, you do not need to bring everything you have. Instead, you must only include the essentials.
Now, get out here and have a safe, good travel!
Photo Source: Puerto Princesa
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