The Philippines is made up of over 7,000 islands; respectfully, you could spend days, weeks, even months island hopping!
It's sandy white beaches mixed in with large cities provides a sight for just about anyone.
Since I landed in Manila, the capital of the country, I started to explore what lie ahead of me.
Picked by me, here are 5 incredible sights to see while visiting the Metropolis!
One. The Salcedo Weekend Market; situated in the green lawn of Jaime Valasquez Park located in Makati City, you will lose yourself in it every Saturday! The market is filled with wholesome food, fresh ingredients and tastes and smells from around the world. Labeled as a foodie paradise, you won't leave empty handed!
Two. American Cemetery; whether a history buff or not, this is a place to pay your respects to all who have fought for America! Over 17,000 white crosses line the grounds of this cemetery as American soldiers were laid to rest after World War II. Located in Taguig City, this peaceful spot quiets the noises of the city.
Three. Taal Volcano; located in the middle of Lake Taal, this active volcano is a complex sight. Seen from the top of the city of Tagaytay (located 2,100 ft above sea level), this volcano is picturesque! With lower temperatures and cool breezes, it gives way to the humidity while producing breathtaking views from the ridge.
Four. Punta Fuego; white sand, turquoise water, coves and Palm trees, nothing short of Paradise. This beautiful beach is located in Nasugbu, off the beaten path where relaxation is the name of the game! As the ocean goes on forever, coconut tree sway with the breezes and the warmth of the sun fills your body.
Five. Corregidor Island; with green high hills and breathtaking views of the China Sea and Manila Bay, this was the sight during World War II for the United States Army as they fought the Japanese on Bataan Island with the Philippine Army as their alliance. Today, the ruins remain...with actual guns, dorms and ammunition storage still in place, this makes for a day of history. Get there by Sun Cruises as they educate you while touring the island.
Written and Contributed by FunAsWeGo