"Within a couple days, the Philippines captured a huge chunk of my heart. Gorgeous beaches, generous people and amazing grub: this country is an incredible travel destination. The standard free entry visa for tourists offers you 30 days, which is just about the exact length of time I spent travelling the islands. I've gotten a lot of questions from friends and other travellers about budget. Now that my month has come to an end, I've done the math and sorted out a breakdown of travel costs in the Philippines."