You are my Italy, Siargao. 


I fell in love with you in 2016, and now you’ve pulled me in even deeper. 

You are probably the only island I’ve ever been to, in the Philippines, that’s made me feel like I wasn’t in our own country. I love how you keep everyone here on their guards, because we might just stay longer if we’re not careful. I admire how you’ve influenced everyone living here to keep you clean and green, forcing restaurants to use metal or stems as straws. 

You fill me with adoration every time i stop to take in the moment. Even just looking at your street now, it makes me giddy with excitement. 

I love how, as I’m sitting here, both locals and expats passing on their motorbikes, will look me in the eye and nod their heads, as if they know me. And i find it cute hearing people shout the names of passers by because, here, everyone knows. Every. Body. Save for the tourists. 

It’s great here. It’s beautiful. Watch out Siargao, I might just move to this island.


13 thoughts on “You are my Italy, Siargao. 

  1. This photo made my mouth drop open. This is just so beautiful. I love places that remind me that the hectic lives that we live are not a necessity but a choice. And it’s freaking awesome to hear that the island is being taken care of. I haven’t been anywhere yet where they are using metal straws, although I know that they exist. People act like there is no problem. Thankfully, you’ve found a place that is valuing itself and preserving its beauty.

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      1. It’s sad to say but tourists are the worst. Fort Lauderdale is a big spring break party city and the people just leave the beach trashed every time. The locals have to deal with the clean up after they leave. People come to a place for the beauty and then destroy it. It makes no sense.

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      2. Me too! But the Philippine Gov’t, as corrupt as it is, can’t (won’t) do much about it. Seemed to me that it’s the expats who are doing what they can. Thankfully, they love the place as much as the locals.

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