First time in Philippines - First Impression of Philippines 🇵🇭

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, October 9, 2018
  • If you have never been in Philippines before, knowing what you can expect from Philippines is important to better plan you vacation / trips. Philippines was actually one of the highlights of our Southeast Asia trip. From culture, food, people, scenery, Philippines literally has everything to offer everyone. The main first impression in Philippines that you will get is that you will probably shock/surprise on how cheap it is to travel in Philippines, which make it perfect for budget travel / backpackers who first time traveling to Southeast Asia.

    In this video, we reveal our first impression on our trip in Philippines together as a mixed traveling couple. We covers the first impression aspect on Filipino food ( Filipino cuisine) , Filipino people, some social norm of Philippines; culture. and more.

    All in all, we wish you find this video helpful to plan out your trip in Philippines either one day trip, short term or long term travel. by no mean we are criticizing the country, but we just want to share our thought and experience to help you manage your expectation based on our travel experience in Philippines as we do believe that knowing what you can expect will totally make your trip more amazing as well.

    Where is filmed in this travel video ? Dumaguete, Valencia, Siquijor island, Apo island, Cebu, Palawan, Bais City, EL Nido, Coron and Manila

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    American and Thai travel couple left the career in military and finance to become travel story teller. We met in 2015 in South Korea when Jimmy was in U.S. army and Tah studied for bachelor degree. In 2017, September, we both started traveling and created ' divertliving ' to share with world that we are not rich, but we can still travel well and enjoy our life. The content is uploaded almost everyday, providing real travel experience, traveling tips, struggle we have been through while traveling. You will see how it is like traveling as a mixed couple, it is greatly challenging in terms of cultural difference ( and so many more differences )

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  • Divert Living

    Divert Living

     a years ago +352

    ☼ What surprise you the most about the Philippines ? let us know in the comment below !:)
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  • ItΕΌ SΓ’m

    Itż Sâm

     11 hours ago +1

    Well as you were saying Filipino love pork
    Actually, Muslims in the Philippines believe that this is not aloud.......

  • Eldan Magallanes

    Eldan Magallanes

     23 hours ago


  • Have you notice that my sentence isnt that long

    Have you notice that my sentence isnt that long


    Foreigners in Philippines = being treated right
    Filipinos in foreign countries = being treated different

    So sad but its true :(

  • Bill Keller

    Bill Keller

     3 days ago

    excellent video and you are on the mark. I am from Ohio and have my third trip to Cebu plan for this January. The people and the country are wonderful and I plan to retire there in a few years. Now I have a video to show my friends. I try to explain to him exactly what your video as shown and not sure if they really get it thank you and safe travels.

  • paolo de bonis

    paolo de bonis

     3 days ago

    the hearts of Filipinos is as warm as their weather and the friendship you find there is as sticky as rice... you meet a friend, you leave as their family, sounds clichΓ© but true. It is so easy to find friends there and smiles from everyone, young and old. Respect is the key, give them respect and they'll give it back a thousand fold. Philippines is the friendliest country in the world and is the happiest place on earth not Disneyland. - love from Australia

  • Jury Enderes

    Jury Enderes

     4 days ago

    thank you brother for including Philippines to your list destination.. Its more fun in the Philippines..

  • Loyola Mondong

    Loyola Mondong

     4 days ago

    Philippines is called land of ophir in the bible where lot of minerals and herbs could cure any illness. For 400 years spain took over for such long time and delete the culture due to avoid any country for sure will invade . To protect them.

  • gerry bautista

    gerry bautista

     5 days ago

    if you're down to earth you will wins Pilipinos hospitality and kindness, And you are most welcome to our wonderful Mother land, May God guide you traveling to our country safe and secure

  • Jhock Santos

    Jhock Santos

     6 days ago +1

    Yes filipino people has a great and kindness.. and very generous for any visitors...

  • Carlo Perio

    Carlo Perio

     7 days ago

    I am teary-eyed now. Thanks for featuring my country, Divert Living. Lovely couple!

  • Clubs Aston

    Clubs Aston

     7 days ago

    Why do you pretend to be someone you are not ?

  • Basta Bisaya Abtik

    Basta Bisaya Abtik

     7 days ago


  • nar cruz

    nar cruz

     7 days ago +1

    Very well observant couple.

  • HolyRest NoMore

    HolyRest NoMore

     7 days ago +1

    If you buy,you need to pay
    But,,If we offer you, just take it,it's free

  • Efren Balbin

    Efren Balbin

     7 days ago +1

    I am a Filipino but I spent the last 30 years of my life in the US. With all the years I have been there, I missed the Philippines so much. It's not only because it was my first home but it was because I miss the simplicity of the life there. There, people can smile and laugh even if they have no money. For them, life is something to be embraced with no matter how it is.

  • Salacia Manolo

    Salacia Manolo

     7 days ago

    Proud to be a filipino/filipina πŸ’•πŸ˜

  • Gerald Anunciacion

    Gerald Anunciacion

     14 days ago +1

    Thankyou For visiting our country, Mabuhay po kayo ! 😊😊

  • Terry Menefee

    Terry Menefee

     14 days ago

    Good video. Mostly true. I live in Philippines for years. Thousands of foreigner friends. Never have I heard any of them say anything good about jollyb it's terrible food. You sound like you were being paid by jollyb.

  • Jimmy Momo

    Jimmy Momo

     14 days ago +1

    I thought she is a filipina