Philippines

Country number:
51
Territory number:
56
"The Philippines is where Asia wears a smile. Beautiful products can only be made by happy people."
Imelda Marcos

Tales from Philippines

The Best Beach in the World?

Here are my best 15 beaches in the world - I couldn't cut it down to 10 - it's really hard to choose
Here are my best 15 beaches in the world - I couldn't cut it down to 10 - it's really hard to choose
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Philippines in a Nutshell

The Philippines is the second-largest archipelago in the world, with approximately 7,500 islands, only 2,000 of them inhabited and nearly 5,000 still unnamed on...
The Philippines is the second-largest archipelago in the world, with approximately 7,500 islands, only 2,000 of them inhabited and nearly 5,000 still unnamed on global maps.
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Philippines - El Nido and Perfect Palawan - South East Asia 13

El Nido Island, on the northern tip of Palawan Island is reached by Sea Air from Manila. It’s not a sea plane this time,...
El Nido Island, on the northern tip of Palawan Island is reached by Sea Air from Manila. It’s not a sea plane this time, (although these are on offer), but the plane skims over the dots of islands in western Luzon Province, as close to the water, it seems, as a sea plane, before bumping over the hills to land.
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Philippines - North Luzon - Ravishing Rice Terraces and Spanish Colonial Splendour - South East Asia 12

Banaue, Baguio, Sagada, in North Luzon in the Philippines for ancient tombs and rice terraces that are older and more magnificent than anything in...
Banaue, Baguio, Sagada, in North Luzon in the Philippines for ancient tombs and rice terraces that are older and more magnificent than anything in Bali
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Philippines - Siquijor - The Witches' Island - Sunsets, Beaches, and Magic Spells - South East Asia 11

Siquijor has a reputation as a place of magic and sorcery amongst the Filipinos. The healers, known as mangkukulum, live in the mountains, every...
Siquijor has a reputation as a place of magic and sorcery amongst the Filipinos. The healers, known as mangkukulum, live in the mountains, every so often emerging to participate in festivals
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Philippines - Kalibo and the Atiatihan Festival - South East Asia 10

I’m planning to go to Kalibo for the weekend with Elaine. The biggest festival in the Philippines is held there annually - the Ati...
I’m planning to go to Kalibo for the weekend with Elaine. The biggest festival in the Philippines is held there annually - the Ati Atihan.
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Philippines - Bohol and the Chocolate Hills - South East Asia 6

A taxi to the famous Chocolate Hills of Bohol, which are green at this time of year. They are an amazing clump of 1268...
A taxi to the famous Chocolate Hills of Bohol, which are green at this time of year. They are an amazing clump of 1268 hills, which rise directly from the ground and are awe inspiring
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Philippines - Paete, Tagaytay, Taal - South East Asia 4

Taal is billed as the smallest (and one of the most active) volcanoes in the world. At the top is a small crater lake...
Taal is billed as the smallest (and one of the most active) volcanoes in the world. At the top is a small crater lake bubbling away below the surface, surrounded by wisps of steam from countless calderoles
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Philippines - Puerto Galera, Mindoro - South East Asia 3

A weekend in Puerto Galera on the neighbouring island of Mindoro. We have to travel south to Batangas on the South Super Highway and...
A weekend in Puerto Galera on the neighbouring island of Mindoro. We have to travel south to Batangas on the South Super Highway and turn right out of Merville for the first time.
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