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Probinsya and the City: The Sights of the Urban and Rural Philippines

We’ve featured tons of photos of beaches, mountains and the endless outdoors which abound in this tropical paradise. Of course, the Philippines offers more than the beautiful wonders of nature. We will slowly explore these beautiful sights, starting with selected photos of the probinsya (province, or rural setting) and the city, through the eyes of the #VisitPinas community in Instagram (do follow and invite your friends to create a more vibrant community. Continue reading Probinsya and the City: The Sights of the Urban and Rural Philippines

Probinsiya and the Probinsiyano

If you’re travelling to the Philippines, you’ll definitely come across the terms probinsiya and probinsiyano. Probinsiya is defined as a “part of a country at a distance from the capital; a big regional division of a country” (see Tagalog Dictionary). It’s equivalent to the Filipino term lalawigan. A probinsiyano, on the other hand, is someone from the probinsiya. Continue reading Probinsiya and the Probinsiyano