So my son's favourite saying is I love you so much far way from the Philippines, the moon, the sun, the universe. We were blessed enough to have 3 amazing Filipino au pairs and interestingly the Philippines is a point of orientation and love for the kids. So we had to include the Philippines in our trip. They have eaten Filipino food since they could eat 'Remo' being the favourite.
We are looking forward to exploring this beautiful place which we now has it's challenges as it cracks down on crime and drugs, but there is a beauty to the Phillipines that we see in the people that we are blessed to call our family.
The Philippines is also steeped in history: Japanese, US and Spanish when we went to Spain our au pairs notices so many similarities. The differences in farming, climate as well as social and economic differences.
I wonder how the kids see the Philippines after being there as this place already has a place in their hearts.