If your map knowledge is a little sketchy, let me firstly explain where the Philippines is located. It’s situated in Southeast Asia and is made up of 7,641 islands. The capital is Manila and has a population of roughly 100 million. We’re heading there today to take in some of the strangest things that you can find. It’s definitely well worth a visit in the future.
Only for the very brave
Head on over to Davao City, Davao del Sur and you can do what the locals do and get massaged by a giant snake! It’s an 88-pound Burmese python that is said to be well-trained, literally slithering all over you!
You wear it well
I’m not sure that this will be the next big thing, truthfully, I hope it isn’t! In the Philippines you can buy yourself a frog coin purse or a handbag made from an actual 100% pure frog. You can choose to have it with legs or without legs! Be prepared to answer a lot of questions about this one!
This sublime dessert is about to tick all the right boxes when it comes to desserts. You’ll have to be on the lookout for the vendors who are balancing a wooden yoke on their shoulders with two large aluminum buckets on either side. Inside those buckets are mouthfuls of heaven, aka, taho. It’s a sweet mixture of tofu, sago pearls and syrup and just looking at the dessert is a thing of beauty. The tofu is the consistency of fine custard, and this comfort food is either drunk through a straw, eaten with a spoon or slurped up in one greedy gulp!
Sticking to pudding
As the Filipino’s seem to know what they’re doing! This is another strange dish that is oddly perfect. Called Halo-Halo, this is a mixture of shaved ice and evaporated milk. And you can add anything to the mix including jello, fruits or sweet beans. It almost looks too beautiful to eat, note I said almost!
Living in a fantasy world
There is an abandoned theme park in the Philippines called Fantasy World. It was meant to be the Philippine’s answer to Disneyland, but it didn’t quite work out that way. The person building the park had to forgo his dream due to financial issues. Now the castle and the buildings are falling apart and never saw one single happy child. You are welcome to go and check it out yourself, there really are some incredible photos you can take at this strange location.