We all know that we Filipino bloggers certainly love our own country, but when a foreigner loves our country, we feel proud of being from the Philippines. Here’s a list of Foreign Bloggers Who Love The Philippines!
I’ve been reading a lot of articles lately about the Philippines – I’ve seen travel writers who’ve been there, planning to go there, or who dream of going there and I love how so many writers are showing the world what an amazing place our home is. So, check out this list of world-class bloggers who have fallen in love with the Philippines!
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1. Nathan Allen of I Dreamed of This
Nathan Allen describes himself as ‘a hyper-observant culture-junkie who recently spent a year taking photos and documenting the Philippines. A long-term traveler, he lives by the motto “spend less, see more.”‘ During his year in paradise, he spent time living and traveling in many parts of the country, even learning to speak Tagalog as well as bits and pieces of other languages too. As he came to the end of his time in Asia, he wrote his biggest Philippines article yet – What I really think of the Philippines, in which he put to one side his self-confessed always on the bright side approach for an objective, down to earth look at real life in the Philippines. Check it out, and it’s an awesome read.
2. Kulas of Becoming Filipino
His name is Kyle Jennermann from Canada, but he now has his Filipino name, “Kulas.” It seems like the only foreign blogger I know who wanted to become Filipino, impressive!! If you’ll ask him why, here’s his answer:
“I had never experienced what I got to experience in the Philippines. I have never met such kind, giving, friendly, hard-working, outgoing, proud, and happy people. Philippine culture inspires me every single day. It is a place where the natural environment is unbelievably beautiful. The waterfalls, beaches, mountains, rivers. I could go on and on about it. But what inspires me about the Philippines is the PEOPLE. If you are Filipino and you are reading this. Thank you for being Filipino. Thank you for being part of a culture where a family isn’t the only family, but friends and even strangers are families. Where smiling is genuine, giving is natural and sharing is a part of everyday life. A culture that goes through a lot of really tough times and suffering, but still shares a great big SMILE. “
3. Sabrina of Just One Way Ticket
Sabrina, a world-class travel blogger from Berlin, has been traveling the world since 2008 and has spent a total of 8 months on four different trips to the Philippines.
‘In my experience, from all the Asians I have met, Filipinos are the kindest and friendly people…always seem happy and smiling, and they love to sing and to dance whenever there is an occasion to celebrate!’ Find out why in her article – 10 Reasons why you should travel to the Philippines.
4. Jonathan of Two Monkeys Travel
Of course, I had to add Jonathan to this list as he’s been writing in his travel journal about all the places he wants to visit in the Philippines. He’s already had quite a thorough introduction to Filipino culture and hospitality, and he cooks a great Tinola. But he keeps putting carrots and peas in it, because (in his words), ‘Filipino food is incredible, but it’s brown!’ My next mission is to teach him Tagalog before we go back to the Philippines… Well, he just wrote his viral article – “What I’ve learned Dating a Filipina.”
5. Sharon and her whole family of Where’s Sharon
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Sharon is a family travel blogger from Australia; this wife and mother of two young children are on a mission to inspire others to travel more and show that traveling with kids isn’t just possible, it’s exciting, fun and rewarding! Check out how they felt about traveling the Philippines with kids and other articles.
6. Alex of Alex in Wanderland
New York native Alex has been travel blogging since 2009 and shows no signs of stopping now. Splitting her time equally between The States, Thailand, and exploring the rest of the world, she’s an expert in turning travel into a sustainable lifestyle. Being an expert diver, her last visit to the Philippines was all about the underwater fantasy land off the coast of Donsol. Check out her article here – Consider my mind blown: Diving in Donsol.
7. Tony and Thomas of Contemporary Nomad
These two contemporary nomads have been traveling together for over twenty years! In 2007 they both quit their jobs in Berlin to travel the world full time. When they visited the Philippines, they initially planned to stay for a couple of months, but they ended up staying for more than five months and writing 87 posts about it – clearly, it was a hard place to leave! Check out their final thoughts and photo summary of their Philippines adventure.
8. Mithun of Mithunonthe.net
This Indian blogger who grew up as an expat in Bahrain has been blogging since 2009 and has visited the Philippines three times and is what you could call a true Urban Explorer; he has quite possibly explored Manilla more than any other backpacker out there! Check out his many Philippines articles here.
9. Ivana and Gianni of Nomad is Beautiful
Ivana (Slovakian) and Gianni (Italian) are digital nomads from Europe. They left Europe in 2013 to travel around the world, they’ve started in Thailand and even spent one month in Antique last year and wrote a few articles about the region and the Philippines & its people: Check out this article about the Beauty of the Philippines and Filipinos. Check out their many articles about the Philippines here.
10. Hannah and Adam of Getting Stamped
Hannah and Adam are o an around-the-world trip since June 2013. They visited the Philippines and loved it, so I asked them why their answer “It’s hard not to love the Philippines. There are 7,000 islands with Crystal clear waters and almost 100 million warm friendly people. We came for the amazing beaches, but once we were there, we found that there is so much more to the Philippines than just water and sand. Not to downplay the beaches because they are some of our favorites in the entire world, but we also got to experience the friendly Filipino culture. In addition to the vibrant life on the islands, we also got to see a whole other world just off the shores. Diving in the Philippines was one of the many highlights of our trip. We drove through the WWII shipwrecks and reefs around Coron. At the end of every day in the country, we found ourselves near the water watching the sun sink into the sea from the beautiful islands of the Philippines.” Read their article about Boracay on a $20/ day.
11. Christian of Lost Leblanc
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Christian Leblanc is a Canadian daily vlogger. He left the corporate world to pursue his dreams for film making and sharing the world through his lens. The Philippines is his favorite among all countries he has traveled to. He loves the beautiful landscape and incredible locals. He spent 3 months in the Philippines and plan to do it again. You should watch his videos especially the Philippines Top 10.
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