(PH) Tipps von Lorenzo

Herrjeh… Das war ein ganz schön Ru(h)mreicher Abend

Wir haben Lorenzo damals beim Couchsurfen in Moalboal getroffen. Er hatte sich so ein wunderschönes Haus gemietet, dass wir eigentlich selber gar nicht wieder weg wollten. Aber an dem einen, letzten Morgen, als wir aufgestanden sind, verkündete er uns, dass er selber weiterreisen werde.

Hier ist unser Blogeintrag zu ihm

Wir sind dann gemeinsam aufgebrochen. Zum Glück gibt es Internet, so dass wir den Kontakt halten konnten.

Hier sind Lorenzos „Tipps“ für die Philippinen


Hello you both!

Nice blog, Isla gigantes! The picture where you are dancing, the beach on the back look great. And nice picture of the sea oursins !

Who knows, maybe we will meet in Germany some day, I am in Dakar now, Senegal, after spending few days in Kuala Lumpur, Paris, madrid and Casablanca…

I am afraid the answers to your questions might not be what you expect



Ok, Lorenzo, which song or which band from the philippeans do you like the most? 

I never heard filipino music.
And I never met people listening to filipino music. They were listening only american music.


What is your favourite book from an author from the philippeans?

I never saw a book in filipinas and i never saw someone reading unless messages on their smartphones


Which movie from the philippeans is your favourite?

I saw 2 or 3 filipino movies, I found them very bloody and full of drama, far to be good. Far to be recomented


What is your favourite dish?

I think it is rum!

Meals not drinks!

Aahhh… It is definately Lechon baboy



Do you have a sentence with which we could surprise the locals?

Surprise or better convince to make it as cheap as possible:

walla cuarta sencillo ra

It means: I have no money, just coins


Why should we travel to the philippeans?

Best place I saw in Phils was El Nido, nice beach, nice blue-green water. I think the philippeans are a good place where to scuba dive and snorkel.

I think you know much better philippines than me now!

(PH) Tipps von Kevin



Kevin und Alvin waren unsere ersten Gastgeber auf den Philippinen. Gleichzeitig waren wir ihre ersten ausländischen Gäste – also eine Premiere auf jeder Seite! Sie haben uns gut auf das eingestimmt, was das Land an Couchsurfern und Gastfreundschaft zu bieten hat.

Übrigens arbeitet Kevin freiberuflich als Online-Englischlehrer. Er freut sich immer über Leute, die mit ihm zusammen lernen wollen. Wenn ihr Interesse habt, euer Englisch aufzupolieren, dann schreibt ihn doch einfach mal an.:


Kevin hat seine Insidertipps mit uns geteilt. Was er Reisenden in die Philippinen besonders empfiehlt, lest ihr hier:

1. Kevin, what is your favourite Filipino Music?

Anak by Freddie Aguilar. I was not born yet when that song was released but I have heard that this song was released in more than 30 countries, I think. I even heard the song while I was watching a Korean movie 2 years ago.
Check it out and sing along, if you like:


2. Which Filipino book impressed you most?

Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo from our national hero, Jose Rizal. They are actually novels about the Spanish regime. It is a bit hard to find the German version of these books. But you can download them here:



For a funny and contemporary book, you can read “Stupid is forever” from our witty and funny senator, Sen. Miriam Defenser Santiago.


Kevin-Stupid is forever

3. Is there any great Filipino movie?

Heroic movies like Jose Rizal,


or Heneral Luna:

For more contemporary and award-winning films there are Magnifico,


or Kinatay,


as well as Norte: Hanganan ng Kasaysayan


and Ma’ Rosa:


4. And what is your favourite Filipino dish?

My favorite is Sinigang but the most popular is Adobo.


5. Okay Kevin, next question.
Is there a funny phrase with which we can surprise locals?

We had 3 German couchsurfers last week and I was surprised when one of them shouted “Charot lang”. It is actually a gay lingo that means “Joke only” or “Just kidding!”.

6. Last but not least, please give us a reason why a young German traveler should visit your country!

I believe travelling is the best way to break one’s misconception about a country or place. The Philippines are known for its friendly, caring and hospitable people. The Philippines also have a little bit of everything from cultural, natural, historical, religious and man-made attractions. We also have urban and nightlife too!