Pinoy At Heart
Meet the Foreigner Who Has Visited All 81 Provinces of the Philippines
Pinas Muna | Nov 26, 2014
"I have been around the Philippines, I ate the local cuisine, I experienced the local cultures, and deep in my heart, I feel I have become a true Filipino." X? Líng F?ng (???), a Chinese national, chose the Philippines as his home and visited all of its 81 provinces scattered across the 7,107 islands. Known to his friends in the Philippines as "Edgar," he was born to Taiwanese parents and was raised in the Philippines. When he turned 18, he decided to go back to his homeland to learn his roots and culture.
He felt like a foreigner is his own country. So he came back the Philippines and finally chose to stay here as a permanent resident. His love for photography led him to travel across the archipelago to see its many attractions, experience the local cultures, and taste the local flavors.
In 2010, Edgar joined the travel blog pinasmuna.com where he contributed as a travel photographer. Inspired by the advocacy of the blog to promote tourism in the Philippines, Edgar challenged himself to visit all the provinces of the Philippines to demonstrate his love to the country he now calls home.
Finally on November 16, 2014 (just this month), he was able to check all 81 provinces in his list. The final destination: Carabao Island, Romblon Province.
"I have been around the Philippines, I ate the local cuisine, I experienced the local cultures, and deep in my heart, I feel I have become a true Filipino," Edgar says. "But there's so much more to see here in the Philippines. More festivals to experience. More food to taste. More people to meet. I'm never gonna get tired of the Philippines," he added.
Edgar is still traveling around the Philippines to give the Filipinos more than 81 reasons why they should Choose Philippines as a travel destination.
Learn more about his story, his most memorable travel experiences, and his travel photos!
Read More: Foreigner Visited all 81 Philippine Provinces.
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