I'm 18 and looking to travel to the Philippines to see my girlfriend. My problem is that my mother doesn't feel safe about me going to a foreign country on my own for he first time and won't let me go unless I have some sort of a private guide that she can trust; in other words, a professional. I'm not sure if a travel agency would know where to find one (I'm in Australia) specifically in manila but I'll try that later.
For now I'm just looking for some advice as to how I found a guide that will help me out (show me around/take me or tell me how to get to where I want to go) for about 2 weeks. Help would be appreciated!