With more than 7000 islands to explore, Philippines is a unique destination to backpack around. It has its own mix of cultural and natural experiences and is isolated from tourist hotbeds such as Thailand and Bali. Admittedly, I knew very little of Philippines and I was not sure of what to expect from the country before I embarked on the journey. For my five day long backpacking trip to the Philippines, I decided on spending my time at the southern island of Cebu. Specifically, I wanted to check out the region of Oslob. Located on the south end of Cebu, Oslob is growing in popularity. Besides its beautiful beaches and the Whale Shark diving experience, Oslob also boasts of several breathtaking waterfalls and coral reefs. Add a dash of Spanish influenced food and architecture, infuse with a colorful blend of religious traditions, and music, and you’ve got an addictive mix that makes Philippines easy to love but hard to leave.