It is true what people say: that sometimes, we only learn to appreciate what we have or had when we are away from them. I was born and raised in the Philippines, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful countries in the world – a country blessed with 7000+ islands (actual numbers still being disputed), coral reefs, rainforests, mountain ranges, and just overall immense beauty. This is home. Being from the province, however, I grew up seeing all of this on a daily basis that it became too familiar.[fb_instant_article_ad_01]?