Off traveling? Do you want to know the advantage of having a Pinoy Friend? Do we make good travel buddies? If you are not sure if this is true, here’s an article on why Filipinos make the best travel buddies.
Filipinos are found almost around the world. They don’t only are industrious workers but also good friends. When you are Filipino off in a foreign land, it’s good to see a familiar face, a Kababayan. If you are a foreigner, then you will surely enjoy a Filipino company. Your adventures will indeed not be bored with a Filipino Travel Buddy!
1. Filipinos are “game” for anything
Want to go to an amusement park or a museum? Eat weird food? Climb that mountain? Game (Yes), especially if it’s free or doesn’t cost us a lot of money. Filipinos are curious. Some activities may be first-time experiences, too, so they are ready and willing to participate in anything. Even if it results in fiascos and laughs like being face-planted on the sand after sandboarding, they will try it.
2. They can “Rought It.”
Most Filipinos don’t live a luxurious life. So we can definitely “rough it.” They can go without usual comforts or necessities as long as they can travel. Take them camping in the mountains or a beach without proper beds; they will survive! Oh, and even pooping in the woods. Take them traveling in a cramped up vehicle or a rocky road; it’s okay. Many are used to jeepneys offering seats to 10 people instead of only 8 or even sitting on a jeep’s top load.
3. Pinoys are good at mingling with people
Filipinos are very friendly. They might be shy with your company at first, but after spending a day or two, you’ll feel like you’ve been friends your whole life. Even if you are speaking another language, Pinoys will do the adjusting. Plus, some may be thick-faced to ask questions (like directions) or favors (take pictures) from strangers. Miss/Mr. Congeniality award should be given to a Filipino travel buddy.
4. Filipinos are “tipid” travelers
Another reason why Filipinos make the best travel buddies is that they are thrifty. Filipino travelers may haggle to get a lower price – be it in an attraction, transportation, or shopping for goods. A Filipino buddy can help make an itinerary and travel plans that fit your budget or even lower! Pinoys are very resourceful and want to look for ways of not spending too much money to use the extra for their next adventures!
5. They are not boring to be with
Filipinos are fun to be with. They are good jokers, storytellers, and singers. Though not everyone can carry a tune well, a Filipino who can’t surely still give their best. You can talk with them about anything, like share some embarrassing stories together! Filipinos are creative – so they might make something up so that you could not get bored and get some laughs.
6. The Filipino Resilience
Having a bad day? Don’t worry. Another reason why Filipinos make the best travel buddies is that they are resilient. There may be things that don’t come to plan or some difficulties – they will help continue to smile and help improve your mood. Tragedies may come and go, but the Filipino spirit will remain strong. Isn’t it great to travel with someone who will be able to smile no matter what happens?
Those are the reasons why Filipinos make the best travel buddies. Do you agree with the list? What’s your favorite Filipino trait? Comment below!
About the Writer
Hey, I’m Lyza! I once was a person who just imagined going to places “one day” but decided to pursue my dreams. My first travel abroad was in Japan, solo, last 2018, and fell in love with the journey since. I’m aiming to visit 10 countries before turning 30 and 2 new places in the Philippines every year. Besides traveling, I love organizing trips, taking pictures, reading, and making new friends. Follow my adventures through my Instagram.
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