Today we visit the beautiful Philippines! It’s actually been quite difficult finding things NOT to do there, as by all accounts, the people are super friendly and the landscape is unbelievable.
However… We did find 6 Things NOT To Do there!
1. Don’t Diss Manny Pacquiao
Filipinos or Pinoys absolutely love this boxer/politician. In 2011 rebels and government soldiers had a ceasefire as they came together and watch Manny’s fight.
Justin Bieber ridiculed Manny after he lost a fight in 2012 and requests were filed demanding he apologize or become a persona non-grata!
2. Don’t Diss the Philipines!
Pinoy pride is a very sensitive matter. Claire Danes was declared a persona-non grata for making ‘bad’ comments about Manila and the Filipino government even demanded an apology from Teri Hatcher for saying this:
3. Beware of Ferries.
They are run recklessly with no regard for human life according to various sites on the Internet. Overcrowded, unregulated death traps. Often hundreds of people die in a sinking.
4. Don’t drive!
The traffic in the Philippines is much like the rest of Asia. Utter. chaos. Jeepney drivers often don’t obey traffic lights, or have seat belts, people on the outside of the vehicle, motorbikes with several passengers…
5. Don’t enter a toilet without paper!
In some toilets, you’ll find the toilet paper is outside the stalls. And away from tourist areas, you may not find toilet paper at all. Instead, you may find a small hand-held pale for washing with.
6. Do drugs and DIE!
The President Rodrigo Duterte, recently declared War on drugs urging citizens to kill drug addicts. He allegedly contracted the Davao Death Squad, a vigilante group to initiate the mass murders.
Which thing surprised you the most?
Which Country would YOU like to know what NOT to do in?
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