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Amazing Philippines Through the Eyes of Belgian Photographer

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Choose Philippines | Mar 11, 2016

In the past weeks, we've featured a lot of foreign travelers and filmmakers who have fallen in love with the Philippines and can't help but try to capture its beauty through their cameras. It is ironic that Filipinos would choose "greener pastures" when given the opportunity while everyone else living abroad would choose the Philippines. A British-Italian chef boasts of being able to cook the Ilocano empanada like a pro, an Italian filmmaker felt like he's home while touring the country's many islands, and a Californian traveler was amazed at the warmth of the Filipinos. 

A self-taught photographer, this time from Belgium, traveled all over Manila, Zambales, Quezon, Palawan, Iloilo, Cebu, Bohol, Boracay, and the Cordilleras with his trusty camera in tow. He is Jelle Dreesen and after three weeks of fun in the Philippines, he's happy to share his videos and photographs with us.

Jelle Dreesen


Sunset in Manila


Manila Bay at Dusk


Thunderstorm in Subic, Zambales


Boracay Island in Aklan



Isla de Gigantes, Iloilo


Las Cabanas, El Nido, Palawan

Watch the video above and experience the Philippines through a Belgian photographer's eyes!


(Video used with permission from Jelle Dreesen. All photos from Jelle Dreesen Photography on Facebook.)

Other Foreigners Who Chose the Philippines:
1) Italian Filmmaker on Philippine Vacation: "We've Felt like Home..."

2) Californian Traveler: "The warmth and openness of Filipinos stood out for me"

3) Slovakian Backpacker Gets Lucky, Flies Solo in a Philippine Private Jet


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