We Got Your Back: Philippine Travel Stories

The phrase “I got your back,” in its common usage, simply means a person will watch out for you, to help you out. Related to the phrase “stab someone in the back,” when someone hits you from a blind spot. Someone who has your back is usually a friend who minds even your blind spots (unless, of course, you can see your back).

In the VisitPinas-tagged Instagram photos, however, we take the phrase in its literal sense. There are too many gorgeous spots in the Philippines to showcase your back, just like the previous post on the Brotherhood of Traveling Abs. Here we go — we got your back.

Let’s start somewhere less obvious. We expect to see lots of bare backs on the beach. Not on the road. In the middle of a forest. #BackAbs, Marcoo (check his Instagram account, @marcleviangeles, for more photos) calls it:

Now, let’s hits two birds with one stone, or two backs with one shot, in Bantayan, Cebu, photo courtesy of ANTIN (check her Instagram account, @antinini, for more photos).

If we go beyond two birds, and look for a flock, we get this photo, which is also featured in the Best Island in Asia 2018, Siargao Island: Philippine Travel Stories (Photo Gallery), courtesy of the Spanish senorita, Lara Ontiveros (check her Instagram account, @ginger.shots, for more photos):

Even the The Boatman in Paradise: Philippine Travel Stories, Rowie Pagcaliwagan (check his Instagram account, @rowiepoly, for more photos) at Sohoton Cove in Surigao, we got his back covered, here:

When you visit the Philippines, says Ar. Charmaine Erika Lim (check her Instagram account, @errkalim, for more photos), CORON must be in your bucket list. Wonderful beach, blue waters, balmy sun, fresh air, fresh buko juice. Here she is at Malcapuya Island in Coron, Palawan:

Move to northernmost part of the Philippines and you’ll find the magical islands of Batanes. In these islands, you’ll discover something which has fascinated explorers for centuries — the fountain of youth.

The photo below, at the Fountain of Youth, Rakuh A Idi Spring in Batanes, is courtesy of Alvin (check his Instagram account, @alvinbites, for more photos).

According to Alvin: “Spring of Youth (Fountain of Youth). It is a natural spring pool overlooking the beach and affords a stunning view of Mt. Iraya. Spring is flowing from the hills of Imnajbu. One of the best view I’ve ever seen during my breathtaking tour in Batanes! It’s a sight to behold – Spring, Waterfalls, Mountains, Ocean, Forest, Caves — all in one spot!”

We are going to update this post, so tag us with your “back” photos.

[Photos reproduced with permission (thanks). Tag your Philippine travel photos with #visitpinas so we can track it down. Photos will be featured in this blog’s photo of the day and in instagram/VisitPinas, facebook/VisitPinas, twitter/VisitPinas.]

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