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Insider Advice & Travel Tips from Locals in the Philippines

Filipinos are super friendly. In fact, Forbes voted them the friendliest Asian country.

Dress Code
Go for closed-toe shoes off of the beach. Many shops and businesses won’t allow you to enter if you are in sandals or only a men’s undershirt (called sando here)

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Haggling is expected at ukay-ukays, tiangges & bazaars.

Refuse a second helping the first time it's offered. Leave food on your plate if you Don't want more.

Standing with hands on hips denotes anger.