Philippines Guide and Reference for Filipino Culture, Society, People, Humanities, Places, Travel & Destinations
Philippines: The People
Like the Southern Chinese, the Thai, Malay, Indonesian and Burmese, the modern-day Filipino traces his remotest genetic lines back to an Australoid and Mongoloid stock. You will also find a touch of Caucasian, Chinese, Indian and Arabic in their gene pool as well. But to truly understand the Filipino, you have to look at the land. The historic isolation between islands and the topographic isolation on each island, become the primary influence governing regional traits and societal behavior.
This diversity makes Filipinos all the more interesting. However, what
is apparent isn't how different they are from each other, but rather
how alike they are. Brought together by a common history, and looking
forward to a common future, it is not surprising to find a sharing of
certain traits. Their warmth, graciousness and hospitalityall
part of the Filipino psychewill make your stay a delight.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. Marcel Proust
Breads and Pastries Philippines Cuisine
In a typical Filipino bakery, pandesal, monay and ensaymada are often sold. Pandesal comes from the Spanish pan de sal (literally, bread of salt), and is a ubiquitous breakfast fare, normally eaten with (and sometimes even dipped in) coffee.
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Travel and sleep in the 5 biggest hotels in the world
Does size really matter? For food, it really does. The bulky it looks, the fuller you may become. Well, not at all times, right? There are these small yet heavy-for-the-stomach foods. For things, size is not really a big deal. Nowadays, the smaller your gadgets are, the hippest they may be. For people, the smaller you are, the more adorable you can be. For hotels? IT DOES. Travel and sleep in the 5 biggest hotels in the world