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Reasons Why Living in the Philippines Is The Best. Decision. Ever.

Reasons Why Living in the Philippines Is The Best. Decision. Ever.

I moved from California to the Philippines in 2009 to start www.staffvirtual.com, a business process outsourcing company. I love this fun and crazy country, and its a great place for business as well, boasting the fastest growing economy in Asia. I could list of hundreds of reasons why I love this countryu, but here are a few!

The food is heavenly!

Reasons Why Living in the Philippines Is The Best. Decision. Ever

The food is truly heavenly because of many cultural influences that include Chinese, Austronesian, Malay, Spanish, and American, their style of cooking is extremely unique. You will find a hint of several countries as you taste their exotic dishes. One of their popular food items is puchero which is beef placed on bananas and tomato sauce. Their national dish is Adobo, which is chicken and pork stewed in vinegar sauce, mixed with garlic, cooking oil, peppercorns, bay leaf, and soy sauce.

It has some of the best beaches-anywhere!

Reasons Why Living in the Philippines Is The Best. Decision. Ever

If you are a beach lover, then you will the answer to your prayers. There are more than 7,000 islands on the Philippines. You would be glad to know that, Conde Nast Travel Magazine ranked Palawan as the best island in the world. Some of the beaches which are worth mentioning include Calitang Beach (in El Nido), Bounty Beach (in Malapascua), Paliton Beach in (Siquijor), and White Beach (in Boracay).

Everybody can speak English - pretty much!

Reasons Why Living in the Philippines Is The Best. Decision. Ever

Just about everybody can speak English in Philippines. English is one of two official languages.

Very low cost of living

Reasons Why Living in the Philippines Is The Best. Decision. Ever
The cost of living here is less than half the price what you would find in countries like America or Australia. Its a very affordable place to live!

Visit UNESCO-protected rice terraces and many other wonders!

Reasons Why Living in the Philippines Is The Best. Decision. Ever

The rice terraces are a 2,000 year old living cultural landscape of this country. They are near the Cordillera Mountain Range, on the island of Luzon.

The wildlife is simply beautiful

Reasons Why Living in the Philippines Is The Best. Decision. Ever

If you are a animal lover, then come down here. There is a wide range of them to discover, like this Tarsier, the smallest primate in the world which is found on Bohol.

The temperature is just fine!

Reasons Why Living in the Philippines Is The Best. Decision. Ever

The temperature is just right in the Philippines. It can get a little hot, but it never gets too cold. The month of January is the coldest and May the hottest. Because its tropical it can rain a lot, but in general, the weather is great! This is a photo of Tagaytay, a beautiful spot about an hour outside of Manila.

A very active and vibrant nightlife.

Reasons Why Living in the Philippines Is The Best. Decision. Ever

It has a very active and vibrant nightlife. Both Manila and Boracay are known for their restaurants, pubs, and clubs. This is a photo of Palace Pool Club, which is part of The Palace, Manila's biggest party destination, and home to the country's first day club and pool club. To learn more about this hot spot visit their website: http://poolclub.thepalacemanila.com/

You can hike up to volcanoes!

Reasons Why Living in the Philippines Is The Best. Decision. Ever

This is a photo of Mayon Volcano, often referred to as "The Mt. Fuji of the Philippines", located in Bicol. This incredibly active volcano is famous for its almost perfect cone shape - considered to be the world's most symmetrical volcano.

Festivals throughout the year! There is always an excuse to par-tay!

Reasons Why Living in the Philippines Is The Best. Decision. Ever

The country has festivals throughout the year, which makes everyday worth living. You will be amazed by all the crazy festivals in every city in the country. This is a photo from the Masskara festival, an annual festival held every third weekend of October in Bacolod, Philippines.

Ike Stranathan

Ike Stranathan

Ike Stranathan founded STAFFVIRTUAL in 2009 after moving to the Philippines from California. Ike lives just a block from his offices in Makati, Philippines, and is passionate about helping companies achieve dynamic growth by outsourcing.

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