I’m philing kind of conflicted...Is this post WRONG? I see people on social media getting called out all the time for taking videos and pictures like this. I have to put this in perspective: What if a Tanzanian man came to my neighborhood and took a video of three little kids walking down the street... How would I Phil about that? I don't know. Actually, I may Phil good because I bet $10,000 it would be the most entertaining video on social media. But seriously how do you guys Phil about this?
If you address a PROBLEM, try to have a solution, right? Well, I solemnly swear to be more positive to taxi drivers. 🚖 🚖🚖 I actually struggle with #positivity when it comes to taxi drivers only because my experiences have shown me that they're trying to get me with the old “okey-doke!” And I get it - competition has probably taken a toll on them, so nowadays their #Uber depressed and need to #Lyft their spirts. 🚕🚕🚕
However, I do have to say that I’ve had some epic times with taxi drivers and created dope content. Plus one of my favorite game shows is CASH CAB... I can't wait to win some money on that show...DREAMS of landing in #cashcab Is the only reason why I take taxis in NYC. Everywhere in the world, taxis are my last options. 🚕🚕🚕
In conclusion... Taxi drivers that try to scam people are one of the few things I dislike about travel. 🚕🚖🚕🚖
Question: what’s YOUR pet peeve about travel?
Shout out to 📸:@the_pictures_i_took for taking such dope pictures & her work also could be seen on @weekendtriviaofficial
The Maya people were super dope architects. They built some of the most dopest temples and pyramids of the times. When it comes to pyramids, the Maya civilization possibly even outsmarted Egyptians.
How, you say? I don’t know I just heard my guide say it. Although it would be interesting to know more. I must admit my knowledge of Maya only consists of Maya Angelou.
However, more Maya pyramids are still being discovered #tillthisday For a while I thought pyramids were only found in Egypt. Boy, was I wrong.
Question , have you ever been to a country where there are pyramids (and no Vegas and the Louve doesn’t count). If so, please share with me because I would love to check it out some day. #mayacivilization#belize#🇧🇿#xunatunich#mayan
🇧🇳I told my mom I was going to Brunei 🇧🇳 and she said, “where is that?” I’m sure she’s not the only one that didn’t know the country exists. I’ve heard of it and I’ve seen the flag, but I never ever thought I would be philing the culture of Brunei 🇧🇳 . Until I took advantage of my layover with @royalbruneiair !!! I love layovers.... I think I’ve been to at least four new countries because of layovers, stopovers, or whatever you call it. The beauty of visvisiting another place right before reaching your destination is amazing. 🇧🇳🇧🇳🇧🇳
If my layover isnt five hours or longer I don’t want it. Beijing, China knows the benefits of a layover — now they offer 48 hour visas ... which means you can go out and see the Great Wall, explore the culture, then come back and catch your connecting flight. Even if it isn’t a new country layovers are amazing. It’s like a two in one deal.
Back to the Brunei knowledge, it’s a little itty bitty nation surrounded by Malaysia and the South China Sea. It's known for its beaches and biodiverse rainforest. It’s mainly Muslim and the people are so nice you just want to hug them all. Have you ever been to Brunei 🇧🇳? Have you ever taken advantage of your layover and explored a new city or country?? #brunei#🇧🇳#philtheculture#layover
Mẹ bất ngờ! Translation: “Surprise mother brother!" Are there rules in war? Guerilla warfare, we don’t fight fair 🤷🏾♂... The Vietcong (Vietnam+communist) was no joke. Talk about home field advantage, the Vietcong had an underground TUNNEL system all throughout the jungles of Vietnam called The Củ Chi tunnels and they used it to kick Americans azz ... This is me popping out one of the tunnels, and check my story to see me going thru some tunnels. 🇻🇳🇻🇳🇻🇳
It was interesting to see the perspective of a non-American point of view because the Vietnam war affected Americans and Vietnam culture. #Tilldisday 🇻🇳🇻🇳🇻🇳
In fact, my family, like many, is still Philing & dealing with the aftermath of Vietnam. S/O to my uncle Larry and my ugly uncle James. Both fought in the war and uncle Larry is a hero. I can’t wait to show him this picture. Anyways, I’m off topic. If you know somebody who
fought in Vietnam tell them I said what’s up and ask them if they know my Uncle Larry! Don't forget: today’s a good day to have a good day.#🇻🇳#vietnam#vietnamtravel#visitvietnam#ilovevietnam#asiatravel#explorevietnam#communism#travelstoke#philtheculture
Vietnam is one of five communist countries remaining in this world, but according to YouTube (and some news outlets), it appears that communism and religion don’t mix. Karl Marx once said, “Religion is like opium for the people.” Hmmm, does that statement make you think? What do you think that means? 🇻🇳🇻🇳
Every communist country that I’ve been blessed to visit has seemed very spiritual/religious. I've heard that in some communist countries, religion is banned. Which made me think, imagine China without Buddhism 👀. Vietnam was full of temples and statues of Buddha, which made the cultural experience so much more impactful. 🇻🇳🇻🇳
So, is the practice of religion banned in communism countries or nah? I know first hand that in two of the five countries the answer is no! I’ve seen it practiced, and I’ve even prayed in temples. I guess it’s an unwritten rule that nobody follows. ¯\_😕_/¯ oh well. 🇻🇳🇻🇳
Just look at Buddha shining bright in my picture... What're your thoughts on Buddhism? Here is one of my favorite quotes from the man himself. “To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise, we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear." - Buddha #vietnam#🇻🇳#buddha#buddhism#vietnam#vietnamtravel#visitvietnam#ilovevietnam#asiatravel#explorevietnam#communism#travelstoke#philtheculture