20 Reasons Why Travelling to the Philippines is a Total Waste of Time

20 Reasons Why Travelling to the Philippines is a Total Waste of Time

Travelling to the Philippines? Forget it - it’s just a total waste of time! Here are 20 reasons to convince you to drop your travel plans.

I’m sure you’ve heard a lot of great things about the Philippines – stunning beaches, delicious food, fun fiestas, hospitable people and the list goes on. If there are many reasons why you must visit the Philippines, here are 20 reasons to convince you to drop your plans of travelling to my country. Forget coming to the Philippines – it’s a total waste of time.

1. It’s really hot in here

boracay beach

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2. It’s just made up more than 7,000 plain islands

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3. With beaches that will bore you to death

Camiguin Island

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Also read: 15 Secret Beaches in the Philippines You Probably Didn’t Know About

4. Nothing very spectacular about its marine life

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5. And its underwater creatures

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6. Even the mountains are not majestic enough

mount pulag

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7. What’s so special about these hills?

Chocolate Hills

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8. It’s just home to one of the world’s smallest primates, no big deal


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9. An island within a lake, in a volcano, in a lake, on an island. Now that’s confusing

taal volcano

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10. How could this be a New Wonder of Nature?

underground river palawan

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11. The streets are out-of-date


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12. And the transportation, too!

Kalesa Vigan City

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13. There is nothing modern in the Philippines

Makati City

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14. Pollution is everywhere

pinatubo crater

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15. I told you, it’s polluted


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16. The Spaniards, Americans and Japanese ruled the land. It apparently has no original culture


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17. Fiestas are such an eyesore


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18. And the food? Full of sugar


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19. And bad cholesterol

filipino street food

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Also read: 25 Popular Street Food & Snacks to Try in The Philippines

You would never want to visit the Philippines because…

20. … you might not want to leave!

Region 7 Central Visayas

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Charmaine Acha
Charmaine Acha

Charmaine loves random weekend trips, technology, and coffee. Guided by her travel mantra "chill and travel", she enjoys unplanned escapades without compromising leisure. If not fangirling over her K-drama idols, she's on DND mode writing or planning her next possible adventure.