No Erwan Heussaff here. This is part 2 of the list where we check out some of the foreign channels in YouTube with content related to the Philippines: its people, the awesome food, the much more awesome places, and Jollibee (it is food but we need to mention it separately).
Most YouTubers see the Philippines and Filipino audience as a cash bank with titles like “Foreigners Try…” creating content related to it us just to build their subscriber base and for you to click that bell button. It’s crazy. Case in point, this channel called ” GILLTYYY .” So, beware Filipinos. But these guys legit love making contents about the country, I hope. So let’s check it out. Oh, wait! Before that, here’s part 1 of this article:
Feature image: http://lostleblanc.com/
#10 Mac n Teens
Geek Rate: Mortal Worthy (3 out of 5 stars). As of publishing this article, they’re currently in Manila. Mac n Teens might not be your go-to when you want to know stuff like hotels and where to eat and budget stuff when traveling on a certain place in the country, heck they don’t even go to beaches, but they do love talking to subscribers and roaming around taking pictures. So if you want to know what foreign tourists think of a certain place in the country, its food, and its people, or even its malls, well visit their channel and check out their videos.
#9 Def Noodles
Geek Rate: Mortal Worthy (3 out of 5 stars). He’s not yet visited the country. But Filipinos definitely love Def Noodles. This is not a travel channel but it contains reaction videos about videos of other people who made videos about the country. Whew. Instead of watching Nas Daily’s 8-minute video about why he loves the Philippines, it’s much fun to watch this video with Def Noodles reacting to it. Sorry Nas Daily, that could be fewer views for you.
#8 Finding Tom
Geek Rate: Mortal Worthy (3 out of 5 stars). Finding Tom is one of those vloggers who decided to stay in the country. His channel is unique from the others in terms of content with recent videos lacking stuff you need to know when you want to travel to a touristy place in the country. His channel though contains fun stuff like things he noticed about the Philippines, videos of normal street scenes where he just walks around and sometimes striking conversations with locals (trying out a few Filipino words too), visits to places not frequented by anyone (like the Manila Post Office), videos about his various thoughts, and some funny videos with his Filipino girlfriend. Finding Tom is definitely a Filipino by heart.
#7 Lost LeBlanc
Geek Rate: Mortal Worthy (3 out of 5 stars). This is not the hotel. Christian Le Blanc’s vlog “Lostleblanc” is popular among Filipinos two years ago with its videos about the country: top ten spots, videos why he loves the Philippines and all those stuff. Currently, Christian used Bali as his based (so not sure about his claim about the country being his home), but he’s on the popular side now, with his style of dope editing, and useful content ranging from bourgeois travel to tips for backpackers. His info about the places in the Philippines is a little off but hey he’s not a local.
Geek Rate: Sun god Worthy (4 out of 5 stars). Finn Snow is another vlogger based in the country. He’s popular now too with activities such as partnering with the Department of Tourism in promoting the Philippines. His early videos are useful for travelers, visiting sites to check out for your next long weekend, tips about hotels, transport and activities in each place he visited, and a lot of food tasting. Many foreign YouTubers will claim that they love the Philippines, but Finn Snow is among those legit ones.
#5 Two Broskis
Geek Rate: Sun god Worthy (4 out of 5 stars). These two guys are crazy with insane but fun videos about the Philippines. They stayed in this small apartment, record videos of them walking in a typical Filipino neighborhood, ride a local tricycle, visit malls and try out all the flavors of, get this, Potato Corner fries. Their videos are fun to watch for the single reason that they’re genuinely enjoying themselves.
#4 Michael Sands
Geek Rate: Sun god Worthy (4 out of 5 stars). Michael Sands came into the radar of Filipinos with this video about him tasting Jollibee foods. This might be because of his looks. Let’s be honest. Fondly calling himself “Michael Buhangin” (Filipino for sands), he decided to go to the Philippines and check out its beaches along with his Filipino friends. His videos are like expanded IG stories, just raw collection of footage about him having a good time in the country. But there’s a legit feeling while watching his videos like you’re just watching that video of a friend who is on a vacation in some beach in the country.
#3 Jason Billam Travel
Geek Rate: Sky god Worthy (5 out of 5 stars). One of our podium finishers is the Jason Billam Travel channel. What I like about this channel is its lack of fancy editing and music. Just raw videos of his travels. When he visited the country, he stayed at this hotel in Aurora Boulevard in Cubao (Filipinos: gasped), filming while walking along the notorious MMDA bridges with vendors all around. Seeing the places where ordinary Filipinos passed by or frequented in a YouTube video, with his commentary, provides a fresh perspective of what a foreigner sees and thinks about the country, the good and the bad (the dirty) side. Plus he visited Baguio and Sagada via a local bus! Guys (I mean, foreign tourists), those places are dope.
#2 Xiaomanyc 小马在纽约
Geek Rate: Sky god Worthy (5 out of 5 stars). I’m addicted to this channel. You can check it out when you’re bored or sad and will definitely enjoy his videos even those not related to the Philippines. His style is to go around New York Times Square with a big bag containing Jollibee foods inside and let the people there try out all of it. It makes for an addicting watch. Sometimes he brings photos of Filipino actors or singers and let the people there comment and choose who they like best. So if you want to now how Alden Richards or Kathryn Bernardo fared with the people of New York, go check out his channel.
Geek Rate: Sky god Worthy (5 out of 5 stars). Our top spot is a channel that I’m also currently addicted to. This channel is run by a couple who casually orders all the menu in Jollibee and try it all out. Well, breakfast in Jollibee, lunch in Jollibee, and dinner in Jollibee. They’ve tasted it all. What makes this channel cool is that they really know their food, like watching a chef critique a food, and they’re honest about it, all the good and bad stuff. They also visited Binondo and the night market in BCG to try all the food there.