The Insured Backpacker

The Philippines is an archipelagic country in the Pacific. This tropical country has 7,641 islands divided into 81 provinces. It’s a multi-lingual country located in the heart of Asia Pacific that uses English as a second language. An archipelago with awe-inspiring reefs, fine white-sand beaches, majestic waterfalls, and some unspoiled mountains.

This blog is a journey, an exciting adventure through all 81 provinces in the Philippines. It’s a rediscovery of this paradise, from its summit to the sea, its rich history, and its diverse culture.

My name is Bien, a proud Filipino travel enthusiast. An insurance analyst who works 9-5, a licensed financial advisor, aspiring writer, backpacker, and adventurer.

I have been traveling around the Philippines since I was a child. I spent my childhood days in Antipolo City in Luzon and Cabadbaran City in Mindanao. It made me able to speak Filipino (Tagalog) and Cebuano fluently. 

I created intending to revisit all 81 provinces in the Philippines and documenting them here. I am looking forward to sharing all the things that I’d get to learn along the way!

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Stay safe! À bientôt!