Hey! Today is going to be the best day of my life! As I have a Filipino background, and never got to go the the Philippines I will be staying here for a few days before my vacation is complete! I will be staying with my family that lives here, so I have great tour guides that will take me to local places! So come along my journey as I have reached my final destination: The Philippines!
Here in the Philippines it is always hot. There is always sun shining but on some occasions there are floods and other natural disasters so i have to be cautious of my surroundings. But on a positive note, I will be sharing with all of you the wonderful journey I am about to experience! The first stop is the famous Mall of Asia. This mall is so huge, and of course as an avid shopper i cannot wait to check out all the cool things that are available here!
This mall is the 13th biggest mall in the world and is filled with over 600 shops and 200 dining experiences!
Here are some pictures of the mall:
Oh! And I forgot to mention...there is a skating rink on the main floor!
Continuing on, my favourite food of all time would have to be Filipino food as it is what i grew up eating and continuing to eat! So here is a famous Filipino restaurant called Jollibee! And they are actually building one in Toronto very soon! But to explain the type of food they serve, it is the Filipino version of Mcdonald's but with added foods.
This meal is a popular one on the menu, a piece of fried chicken, and sweet spaghetti with hot dogs. So good!
Next up I will be showing some things that can only be found in the Philippines and they may be very strange to some people, but it creates culture and uniqueness to the country!
1. Drinking from plastic bags
This may seem very odd but many filipinos do this as it saves bottles and it is cheaper for the store owners to sell drinks for a lower cost
2.Many people eat something called "Balut", and saying it in the easiest way possible is a duck that is not properly developed and it is located inside an egg.
3. Everyone loves their spaghetti sweet with hot dogs
4. A popular way for transportation is through a Jeepney
5. There is a Waterfall restaurant
6. There is a very popular dessert called "Halo Halo" which is a mix of a variety of sweet condiments topped with shaved ice and ice cream!
7. It is home to the most beautiful beaches and Islands
8. There is no language barrier, most people are able to speak English very well
9.There is a place to get ice cream in the middle of the ocean
10. And lastly the breathtaking views and scenery at night
Although I was here the longest it had felt like i was only here for a day! I will miss it so much but now it is time to go back home to see my friends and family and tell them about my wonderful experiences!