So, thinking of a trip to southeast Asia? The Philippines sure looks tempting, doesn’t it? Well, to begin with, the country is an archipelago made of 1000s of islets surrounded by many other travel destinations. However, there is still a unique charm to the Philippines that seem alluring to travellers.
The exchange currency used in the Philippines is called the “Peso” (pronounced piso). The country was once colonized by the US and therefore, the writing on Peso bills are in English. The latest exchange rate is 1 USD = 52.40 Philippine Peso.
Believe it or not, spread out across this small collection of islands are over 170 languages. But the main languages spoken are Filipino and English. The best part for travellers here is that most locals understand English well as it is a widely spoken language.
Normally, travellers may be able to visit the Philippines for 29 days of free visa. However, there are a few countries that need to obtain a visa before arrival. It would be best to find out from your nearest embassy or travel agent Sri Lanka about visa for your country.
Best time to visit
November to April are of course part of the hot months in the year but is also the best time to visit the Philippines. It is during these months that most of the tourist attractions are open for viewing too. Get your holiday planned out for the best time with agents like Aitken Spence Holidays.
|Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+|