Tag Archives: rainy season

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Changing of the Seasons

It drizzles in Metro Manila most afternoons for the past three weeks. Lately, the drizzle has turned into a downpour with accompanying thunderclaps and lightning bolts providing an eerie contrast in the dark skies above.

A couple of hours, and then its over. A couple of hours more and it’s as if the rains never came except for the wet vehicles plying the now dry streets, and a few tiny puddles congregating in the potholes of a few side streets.

Rainy season is still tourist season in the Philippines because it coincides with vacation time for most Chinese and Korean visitors, and is also homecoming time for most Filipinos living overseas, particularly for those based in the USA.

And so you find amidst dark clouds a silver lining, and a rainbow after the storm. As it is with the changing of the seasons, life goes on and Filipinos, with bravura and sturdy hearts, pick up where life paused for a moment. Clarity!

It is still more fun in the Philippines!

Top photo: a beach in Oslob, Cebu during low tide

Bottom photo: photo shoot at Tumaguiti (raindrops) Waterfalls in the Caramoan Region of Camarines Sur

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Off-peak Season bonanza

The rainy months of July to October may just be the best months to travel for the budget conscious since it is the time of the year (in the Philippines at least) when resorts and hotels field out their off-season rates and promos to increase their occupancy rates. Airline companies join in the fray by coming out with promo fares, travel period extending as far as next year’s rainy season!

That being said, I have already booked roundtrip airline tickets for next year to  Leyte, Davao and Palawan for a very cost-efficient price of only P 734.40 all-in per trip. That’s three trips to different travel destinations. Talk about saving for the rainy days :)

It does not rain everyday anyway and when it does, it’s not a continuous downpour unless it’s a typhoon. So pack your backpacks, trusty shirts and comfortable shorts and discover the Philippines! It is more fun in the Philippines!!!

 

OLIVER QUINGCO II

Managing Director

Banner photo: White Sandbar, Camiguin Island (island province) formerly part of Misamis Oriental

Bottom photo: Sepoc Beach Center, Maricaban Island, Batangas

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