Putting all the investment prospects and business environment aside, the Philippines is also renowned for its tropical paradises and fairy-tale landscapes. This has been proved once again when the Philippines featured in the National Geographic’s Best of the World 2016 – the annual list of 20 must-see destinations in the world.
According to National Geographic, a journey to the Philippines would allow you to get lost in time with colonial, heritage sites while indulging yourself in pink sand beaches and pristine tropical forests. At the end of the day, Spanish churches, old walled centres and the 2000-year-old Banaue Rice Terraces (commonly known as the Eighth Wonder of the World) are places you should not miss in your lifetime.
Above all, the companion you have along the journey is the friendliness and enthusiasm of Filipino families that I have witnessed at first hand through years of doing business in this amazing country. It has always been a pleasure and a unique cultural experience to be invited over for dinner and enjoy the fusion of salty, sour and savoury flavours.