Philippines OR Thailand? | Which Is Best To Travel?

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hello and welcome to travel beans I am Emma and this is Alex we are a couple who have been traveling the world for the last six and a half years and over the last two years the two countries we spent the most time in are the Philippines and Thailand because these are our favourite countries in Southeast Asia a question we get asked a lot is which one should we visit so we decided to make a video so you guys can decide which one is B so in this video we will be outlining six comparisons between Thailand and the Philippines so the first three will be nature infrastructure and location and the second three will be people food and culture so first let's start with nature it goes without saying that both of these countries have incredible nature and that is one of the main draws to both of these places however the Philippines is on another level it is world world class and one of the main reasons for this I think is because of the lack of tourism compared to Thailand so with over 7,000 islands is actually relatively easy to find your own personal slice of paradise when compared with a country like Thailand Thailand has many many beautiful spots but the problem is is there's many many people to visit these annoying those beautiful spots so we would probably give my lunch 9 out of 10 for nature but Philippines 10 out of 10 I'm afraid it's also worth noting that it's not all about the beaches there are other things to go and see aside from those so you have amazing mountains rice fields and landscapes in both of these countries and they are actually both relatively easy to explore by bike which we really love but the thing that tips it over to the Philippines is the beaches we have been to many places around the world with the absorb blue water including the Maldives and the Philippines for us is the best that we've seen so that brings us to number two which is location so yes the Philippines has slightly better nature there in Thailand but is that worth the extra travel time from Europe for us as well as a lot of other countries it is much easier quicker and cheaper to fly to Bangkok that is to fly to Manila or Cebu when you add all that together is the one extra point in nature actually worth traveling all that time for so Thailand and specifically Bangkok is the hub of Southeast Asia almost every backpacker comes through this city it's also close to a bunch of other countries so if you want to be able to cram as much in in a short space of time this is going to be the better country for you one other thing to think about is the internal flights in the Philippines there are a ton of islands that you might want to go and explore and the fees for the flight and time spent getting from place to place could add up for you as per usual the wait is definitely worth it when it comes to the Philippines however for most people traveling for short-term trips Thailand definitely wins this leads us onto the third point of infrastructure now tired infrastructure is world-class for tourists they've got it down they've been doing the toys and game for a long time and they know how to play it but on the other hand this means that you have a lot of tourists in lots of different places because the network is so extensive it means that there are not as many off-the-beaten-path places yes so if you're more of an adventure traveler this could actually be an advantage for the Philippines and that it's much easier to go get off the beaten track and make your own adventure this is the reason we keep going back to the Philippines because here we get to have adventures that we don't usually get to have in some of the other Southeast Asian country and if we were awarding points for the amount of times you've got off the beaten path and found our own private area to enjoy in nature the Philippines would definitely win but if you're interested in finding off the beaten paths in both of these places check out our Philippines series and also check out our mae hong song loop in thailand because it is still possible one other point we have to make about the infrastructure is the Wi-Fi I'm sorry Philippines doesn't compare no doesn't compare to Thailand one of the main reasons we worked in Thailand for such a long time was that we could have up to a hundred megabytes Wi-Fi speed pretty consistently sometimes a lack of Wi-Fi is a blessing in disguise for us as people that work online we need it we cannot live without it so our trips to the Philippines have to be very short because we can't afford to not work for longer than a week or two and that's why we will keep going back to Thailand until the Philippines sorts out its Wi-Fi issues however if you want to get off the grid switch off your phone switch off your laptop and just enjoy the nature head over to the Philippines it's the place to go so now we come to comparison number four and that is the people they call Thailand the Land of Smiles and the people there are very very nice and friendly especially outside of the big cities if you'd like to see some examples of how awesome the Thai people can be you can check out our last video when we were driving from PI to Chiang Mai and we actually had a flat tire in the middle of the mountains we were stuck there and we've got rescued by a bunch of amazing Thai guys but the one thing with Thailand is that of course they speak Thai and the language barrier can be an issue sometimes compared to the Philippines which is not an issue at all so both Thai and Filipino people are incredibly friendly however we have to say that the Filipinos are on a whole other level of friendliness I think the main reason for that I must admit is the language barrier in Thailand as I'll said most people in Thailand are not speaking English which is fair enough but we can't help but notice that comparison and it is so much easier to negative people when you speak the same language we have been able to connect with the Filipinos better than any other nationality on our travels and the only one that comes close is the Brazilians when I was there the people were so friendly and so sociable and this completely translates as well to the Filipinos they are the Brazilians of Southeast Asia in my mind and I can't thank them enough for the hospitality next up is number five food this is something that is very important for us when we travel and for a lot of our viewers out there and of course we have made some videos where we praised the Filipino cuisine we have found a lot of dishes out there which we love however Thai food has a reputation for a reason of being one of the best in the world and it is delicious always yeah unfortunately when it comes to the food race I think Thailand is gonna win at least for the British taste many of my British friends and other British travelers that I met way prefer Thai food than almost any other food they've tried around the world also emma is a vegetarian and Thai food leans itself very well towards vegetarians Philippines not so much there are options but there are not as many options as you're going to have in Thailand one thing I would like to add if you are a veggie and thinking of going to the Philippines is do not write it off completely because their English is so good as we've said so it's very easy to convey that you don't want meat in your food if you're asking for it so don't worry too much but having said that two of my favourite dishes around I in the Philippines one is lechon I always talk about this this delicious little pork and the other is Terron which is the best dessert we've had on our travels we still talk about it almost every day banana and jackfruit choice but then you also love mango sticky rice you love mango sticky rice I just want to eat my way around a teacher guys so this leads us to our final point number six which is culture in our opinion the countries that seemed to interest us the most in regards to culture are the ones that are the most different from our own of course Thailand and the Philippines are both very different from life in the UK however Thailand does push through as being more unique and more unusual to us Peretz the Filipino culture is certainly very interesting to us however it is a Christian country and as British people coming from a Christian country Thailand is more interesting just purely by the fact that it is a Buddhist country this influences the style of the architecture going to be able to see some religious buildings like temples which you would never usually see in the UK or Europe as we see Church is basically every day in the UK seeing churches in the Philippines is still interesting but it's not on the same level as seeing a temple and with that many of the holidays that are celebrated in both countries are extremely different one thing when we're on the road we really truly miss Christmas and one massive point that we give towards the Philippines is that they sent a very Christmas on another level to no one else in the world their Christmas celebrations start in September three months of amazing Christmas three whole months of Christmas celebrations so if you are like us and you love Christmas and you're missing it and you need to find some country and Asia to go and celebrate the Philippines is your place to go but if you are looking for something a little bit different to what you're used to then we personally would recommend Thailand so in conclusion out of all of the six points that we have highlighted both nature and people go to the Philippines they've won that they've got two points out of six but not just two points in this little terrible comparison this is like world world-class and worth in Philippines alone just for these reasons even though Thailand 142 if I had to choose where I would go tomorrow I would choose the Philippines hands down yes I second that actually and the main reason for this is that I have the most fun and I feel the most excited when I go to the Philippines for the sense of adventure that it always always provides so obviously you guys to take this with a pinch of salt because everyone has different opinions on both these countries however if you are looking for a comparison to try and decide your next trip hopefully this has helped you guys to see which one is more suitable for you now I'm sure many people are going to agree or disagree with these points let us know in the comments if we've missed anything if we're completely wrong and if we're completely right thank you so much for watching as always it's the time to give us one of these Gama in guys give us a thumbs up and if you haven't already hit that subscribe button we have a lot of fun adventures coming up to share with you there's this hilarious little bell just press it guys honestly it's so funny when you do it just do it now for new people and old we always end the video in the same way I've tried to phase it out a little bit and I've got comments and messages saying why you're not doing it so with a popular demand it looks like it's here to stay and it goes a little something like this


Travel Beans · July 30, 2019 at 3:15 pm

We love both of these countries and will keep coming back to both. Where is your favourite place in Thailand or Philippines guys?

mak hines · July 30, 2019 at 3:15 pm

thailand has many tourist attraction
phils attraction are its people..

NenAndreAris · July 30, 2019 at 3:15 pm

…if you're looking for some inter-island adventure, the Philippines is a great choice. it has more than 7 thousand islands. if you're trippin' on some awesome land travel via bus or train, and jungles and river edventures, then it's Thailand to go.

I’m Mark · July 30, 2019 at 3:15 pm

Kamusta mga Pilipino, I love Philippines I from Bangkok Thailand 🇹🇭💕🇵🇭

Dante Mislos · July 30, 2019 at 3:15 pm

Both… 😊

Pistol Rapper · July 30, 2019 at 3:15 pm

I am Filipino and I want to go to Japan whahaha

koi lover · July 30, 2019 at 3:15 pm

I love oceans/ waters and people in d Phil and i love food in Thailand.

Money Collector · July 30, 2019 at 3:15 pm

1:15 7 million tourists went to philippines but only few you can see around since phillipines is comprised of so many islands and tourists are scattered all over the coountry, 7,641 islands, 2000 are main islands imagine 7 million tourists scattering on 2000 islands looks like ants.. i know this is late reaction ive seen this video already.. (twice)

glimpseofparadise · July 30, 2019 at 3:15 pm

I'm Filipino but I will tell people to go to Thailand. Am afraid our beautiful paradise in the PH will get trashed (not saying all areas are perfect) having so many tourists flocking in. 🤗 I will only invite them in PH if I know they'd be respectful and responsible. If they cause trouble, I will drag them to the authorities myself. 😁

Tricia Dianne · July 30, 2019 at 3:15 pm

Both Thailand and Philippines are Beautiful🇹🇭🇵🇭💕 stop comparing and stop the fight in comments. I'm a Filipino and I've never been to Thailand but I love Thailand. Also Thai and Filipino look almost the same (not all) i hope someday i can visit thailand too

Ps. Pls stop the comparisons, comparing start up fights and arguments😥 Godbless!

sale phone3 · July 30, 2019 at 3:15 pm

I can live anywhere in the world If i have money.

ed · July 30, 2019 at 3:15 pm

Great review

infinitydomi · July 30, 2019 at 3:15 pm

Filipinos – Philippines is the best country
Also Filipinos – leave their own country and never go back

arentol99 · July 30, 2019 at 3:15 pm

Love the video. My only tiny comment is that Cebu is pronounced "Seh-boo," not "See-boo." Thanks. 🙂

Roger LeBlanc · July 30, 2019 at 3:15 pm

Enlightening; thank you!

ian catubay · July 30, 2019 at 3:15 pm

First place😆😎

Thailand sucks a loser😑😫🤬🤮🤧💩

Jai Lorenzo · July 30, 2019 at 3:15 pm

its a fair review and thanks for loving the Philippines … 😊❤️

Fernando Salazar · July 30, 2019 at 3:15 pm

your 100% right…not that i'm pinoy its just that when you say you want to rest and recharge..its really the Philippines the country you must be in.

Al-Ameer Saripada · July 30, 2019 at 3:15 pm

We just cant compare apples from oranges. Both countries are unique and beautiful in their own ways.

EDY Y · July 30, 2019 at 3:15 pm

There is no comparison. Thailand is so much nicer and most importantly safer than Philippines.

LYRICS AREA · July 30, 2019 at 3:15 pm

Im filipino and i have thai friend ❤

Jahz for Fun · July 30, 2019 at 3:15 pm

I am so happy you love our country guys! Thank you!
-From Philip

Reiko Tanabe · July 30, 2019 at 3:15 pm

I'm bias I'm pilipino 😏
Here's pilipins are the best

Hyperoid · July 30, 2019 at 3:15 pm

I have been to niehter but I would love to go to both countries if I can 😊

July Misajon · July 30, 2019 at 3:15 pm

Spread the love and harmony between the two countries, im proud filipino.

Omar Jad Al Farid · July 30, 2019 at 3:15 pm

I must say that the Filipino is a better looking nationality of people. The men are more handsome and the ladies more beautiful than Thai. Please don't take offense.

Zendricks Vargas · July 30, 2019 at 3:15 pm

proud pilipino❤🇵🇭

iAdamus · July 30, 2019 at 3:15 pm

as a filipino I would choose Thailand anytime, why?because I've been in the Philippines for 22 years and we've been traveling over those years I would love to go somewhere I'm not familiar ♡

Versace Copyrighted · July 30, 2019 at 3:15 pm

Thailand is better than the Philippines

lucille figueroa · July 30, 2019 at 3:15 pm

That is a fair evaluation. There is a reason why 🇵🇭 became what it is. Spain, 🇺🇸, 🇯🇵 wanted to colonize it and left imprints of their culture there. Now China want to be the next colonizer, they already invaded the 🇵🇭 territorial waters by force.

Second Account · July 30, 2019 at 3:15 pm

Im born and raised Filipino and even though you guys are both tourists, I ABSOLUTELY agree on everything you said about the Philippines and Thailand!
I've been to Thailand twice and loved it! Especially the food!!!
Love you both! 😊

Ellie Depone · July 30, 2019 at 3:15 pm

I’m a Filipino, I don’t care what other Countries or peoples say against my beloved Country Philippines , I been in Thailand but I can’t say their food is better than my country, same with British food i don’t even know if there’s a delicious food in Britain, that why I’m not wonder if you say Thai food is better than Philippine. When it comes to work very efficient, hardworking, and always helping others while thailander are

“TAMAD, ”there’s a lot of thailander in our company they’re more on talking. If Thailand is a better country why, their people go to my country finding their luck? If you earning money as a vlogger, could you pls make it nice, feuture every country you go but not for comparing them, because it my cause fight between the two. 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬

Eddie Khuratchajaval · July 30, 2019 at 3:15 pm

I’m Thai. I would love to go to the Philippines someday. Cheers!!!

Aaron Kristoffer Espares · July 30, 2019 at 3:15 pm

Advantage for Thailand is Rich culture
Advantage of Philippines English Speakers

In terms of nature, they are just the same but Thailand is more crowded.
Philippines is better for me.

Rose-Ann Estrada · July 30, 2019 at 3:15 pm

I love Thai foods so much! It is the best food in the world!
-from the Philippines

Peter Schifer · July 30, 2019 at 3:15 pm

i loved both in it´s way sooooooooooooooooooo much 🙂

Odongua Odongua · July 30, 2019 at 3:15 pm

Thiland much better than philippines

Ethel Dimacutac · July 30, 2019 at 3:15 pm

Thank you so much for this 💚

404 Not Found · July 30, 2019 at 3:15 pm

I wanna try jndonesia or malaysia. I wanna hear more from these countries.

MrMahuike · July 30, 2019 at 3:15 pm

Thailand for the food….however, to live as a retired person, I must take ENGLISH SPEAKING PHILIPPINES…i cook at home, and when i go out, English is spoken commonly, and FRIENDLY PEOPLE, BUT stay out of the way of the POLICE in big city..they are.VIOLENT, stupid, murderers, but a smaller peaceful city or for me, village life is great, but I'm old…and you want to be old to live in a village its BORING if young. Also PH culture has bad habit of LYING.

VD III · July 30, 2019 at 3:15 pm

Easy choice for me.. thailand! Why? I need to get out of my own country just for once in my life 🤣😂😅

Mohenjo Daro · July 30, 2019 at 3:15 pm

Philippines is the land of slum in Asia. Ewwww so smelly slum

Drexder Kogz · July 30, 2019 at 3:15 pm

Thailand is the Best.. many Pretty LadyBoys….

edje _04 · July 30, 2019 at 3:15 pm

I’m glad you enjoyed your stay here in the Philippines. I do agree we have a poor WiFi connection. Lols but we are a work in progress. Hope in your next visit, it will be better. Kudos! Mabuhay!

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