Traveler Pride in your Adopted Countries Travelers and Tourist adopt countries, a sister country to make friends with and share good times. I have a few Adopted Countries, I return to these countries when I need a vacation from travel.
Central America - Guatemala South America - Colombia - Peru - Brazil (I need to earn more to return.) Africa - Togo - Ghana Europe - Germany Asia - Thailand - Philippines
Thailand versus the Philippines?
I was bored, wanted to eat breakfast this morning, I thought to myself, “I can buy a girl easier here in the Malate, Ermita, Mabini part of Manila easier than I can buy a good value breakfast.”
I do not want to eat breakfast in a boom boom bar.
I finally remembered, the Midtown Diner near Robinsons Mall, I walked over and ate two eggs, toast, ham, and including coffee which I did not drink for 115 Pesos.
Walking back to my hotel to hide in the room, I had this feeling. “Shame.”
I am not proud of the Philippines, it just is not getting better, and I am always tempted to say. “Thailand has a lot better roads.” “Taxis in Thailand are clean, air conditioned and honest.” “The food is half the price in Thailand.” “The rooms are half the price and twice as good.”
I enjoy going to Robinson Mall and walk around; I have finally discovered a path where I can walk to the mall without being run over by a Jeepney or feeling I am walking in shit. I live in a great Hotel for 1200 Pesos with WIFI, double the cost of Thailand, but an excellent Hotel. However, when I leave the Hotel, it reminds me of Varanasi, India.
I am not sure the Philippines is evolving, I think they did a lot of development right after World War II, and continually unto the 1960’s. I think the place has been falling apart ever since, I just do not understand this country, and a semi-adopted country of mine is in danger of becoming an orphan.