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AN ETIQUETTE GUIDE FOR HANGING OUT WITH FOREIGNERS IN BORACAY

Planning your first Boracay itinerary? The island, regarded as the one of the world's most beautiful, hosts more than a million local and foreign tourists each year. According to  latest figures, more than 1.7 million tourists visited Boracay in 2016, 10.6 percent higher from the previous year. The top foreign visitors were from South Korea, China, Taiwan, Malaysia and the US. When you join a Boracay party, don't be surprised to see people from various parts of the world.

Before flying to the world-renowned tourist destination, know the do's and don’ts in dealing with new foreign acquaintances and friends. Here's an etiquette guide for hanging out with the global crowd.

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SHOESTRING TRAVELER'S BEST OFF-SEASON SUMMER STOPS IN AKLAN

Why do you travel? Are you breaking the cycle of your daily life, or perhaps reliving the adventures of your book or movie heroes? We move around for various reasons. Some hit the road to decompress, others to heal a broken heart. Traveling can be a form of therapy. “When it [travel] corrects the imbalances and immaturities of our natures, travel reveals its full potential to function as a form of therapy in our lives,” as The Philosopher's Mail beautifully puts it.

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10 WAYS TO ENJOY BORACAY LIKE A LOCAL

 “Becoming Filipino” is a popular vlog by backpacker Canadian Kyle Jennerman. After graduating high school, he spent most of this time on the road discovering foreign lands and meeting new people. He has traveled to almost 30 countries including the Philippines. “I have never experienced before what I got to experience in the Philippines. I have never met such kind, giving, friendly, hard-working, outgoing, proud and happy people. I have never experienced a culture like the Philippines; a culture that every single day inspires me, and that I look up to,” Kyle wrote. His YouTube channel serves as a travel guide for foreigners, even Filipinos, who'd like to explore secluded parts of Visayas and Mindanao. 

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A WEEKLONG STAY IN BORACAY? ALL THE THINGS LOVERS CAN DO IN PARADISE

So you and your SO just got lucky, and finally have time for a long holiday. It’s time to head over to Boracay then. You can’t go wrong with a long vacation spent in paradise. Book an accommodation in tranquil destinations like Alta Vista de Boracay, and give yourselves a much needed break to just focus on each other. Make sure you make the most out of your extended stay with the following tips.

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BEACH WEDDING MYTHS TO SWIPE FROM YOUR MIND BEFORE YOUR SPECIAL DAY

You may be one of the many people dreaming of having a destination wedding in unspoiled sandy beaches. While this is indeed a dreamy idea, things do not always go as planned and you may be surprised to find yourself experiencing nightmare in heaven. Do not allow the many myths swirling around to keep you from turning your dream beach wedding into reality. Make that Boracay wedding happen without much of a hitch, and get the chance to experience a piece of paradise on your special day. Be well-prepared. For starters, swipe off the following beach wedding myths from your mind.