Me and my wife are backpacking around the Philippines for 4 weeks.
We have read a lot on the news recently about terrorism and kidnapping and we are a bit worried about not being able to relax and enjoy the time we have there. I know it's mainly in the south but I'm already thinking hiring out mopeds is a bad idea and not to keen on traveling through south of Cebu.
My wife with her bright blonde hair is worried than myself but I'm concerned enough to post this.
Are we worrying about nothing or is there a serious problem out there at the moment?
I know nowhere is safe these days and just as likely to happen in London but thought I'd ask for a bit of reassurance hopefully from people currently there or that have just got back.
We land on Christmas Eve 2017
Thanks in advance.