Be Careful, But Carefree in the Philippines! “Why Philippines? I haven’t even heard of that place”, many have asked. Well, first of all, since you did not open your books back in school, let me educate you with my knowledge from Google. Philippines is a South-east Asian country that shares maritime borders with Taiwan (in the North), Vietnam (in the West), Palau (in the East), Malaysia and Indonesia (in the South). It comprises of over 7,000 islands which means that it’s the best holiday destination for beach lovers like me! Besides, Philippines was occupied by the Spaniards (1521 to 1898), the Americans (1898-1946) and the Japanese which makes it a delight for history lovers.