Balut, jeepney and sabong - three traditions of the Philippines, withwhich will meet each alien descended from the plane at the airport. The local culture and customs - some of the most exotic in Asia, but because tours to the Philippines prefer to order already experienced and seasoned travelers.
It is this thing comes to householdmind when it comes to the ethnic composition of the Philippine population. Here peacefully coexist around six dozen ethnological groups, including and as exotic as sea gypsies, or tribes of hunters. About eighty languages and dialects can be heard in the Philippines, but the language of politics and commerce are officially recognized as English.
Motley like a patchwork quilt - and publictrucks in the country. The most exotic - dzhippni. Philippine tradition to paint the US military bus, stay on the island after the war, still exists today, and found two similar vehicles is impossible.
Only for men!
Another tradition of the Philippines - the preparation andeating balut. This dish is the duck egg, fruit of which already formed. It is brewed and sold everywhere, and the use of such exotics is considered particularly useful for the strong half of mankind.
Unlike ducks, chickens in the Philippines have timedisplay chicks, roosters, and the strongest have the opportunity to celebrate the owner's name on cockfights. With fighting illegal police she is almost killed, but allowed - sabong - another ancient tradition of the Philippines.
The story goes that tamed about five thousand yearsago chicken, people in India have not used it in food. Given to birds then were fighting, and this fashion gradually penetrated into all the continents and islands, including the Philippines.
- The slowness and tranquility - the mainthe distinctive features of the local residents. It is not made to fuss, and therefore, to make an appointment, be prepared to wait at least half an hour too late and or just be late yourself.
- Do not hesitate and do not be surprised issues that may define the source here. In the tradition of the Philippines to ask all that are interested in directly head-on, even if the issue is very intimate.
- Despite enough sentimentality, the average Filipino will never show their feelings in public. Modesty in emotions here and waiting on the visitors.