Philippines

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Lonely Planet, Sep 15, 2010 - Travel
8 Reviews
Experience the best of the Philippines with Lonely Planet. With our 10th edition you'll discover the dramatic beauty and unique culture of these Asian islands - careen through Manila in a jeepney, swim with the whale sharks off Bicol, hike inland for jaw-dropping scenery or unwind on idyllic white-sand beaches.
Lonely Planet guides are written by experts who get to the heart of every destination they visit. This fully updated edition is packed with accurate, practical and honest advice, designed to give you the information you need to make the most of your trip.
In This Guide:
Essential safety information for Mindanao
Relax with our pick of the best islands and beaches
Ecofriendly tips to make your travels green
  

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Review: Lonely Planet Philippines (Lonely Planet Country Guide)

User Review  - Erin - Goodreads

very, very detailed explanations of excursions, restaurants, culture, and more. we were there visiting relatives, and they were all very surprised/impressed with how much i knew about the country. :) Read full review

Review: Philippines (Lonely Planet Country Guide)

User Review  - Roberto - Goodreads

Good guide, but could be improved in some of the details. Eagerly waiting for the new edition to come out! Read full review

Contents

Activities in
16
Events Calender
22
Around Davao
23
History
30
The Culture
40
Food Drink
52
Environment
59
Manila
73
TheVisayas
229
Around Cebu City
246
Malapascua Island
253
CAMOTES ISLANDS
261
Romblon Island
269
Iloilo City
275
Southwest Coast
282
Kalibo
294

Orientation
109
ZAMBALES COAST North Luzon
135
La Union Around
141
Around Vigan
148
Around Kabayan
162
Sagada Around
163
Kalinga Province
169
THE NORTHEAST
177
Around Legaspi
196
Matnog
202
West Coast
208
MINDORO ORIENTAL 21
214
Calapan
222
Mindanao Sulu
358
Around Cagayan de Oro
366
Balingoan
372
SOUTHERN MINDANAO
380
ZAMBOANGA PENINSULA 390 Zamboanga
390
Bongao
396
Around Puerto Princesa
408
Island
423
Directory
429
Glossary
466
Index
473
LUZON
480
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Greg's first impression of Manila when he moved there in 2004 was that it seemed like America's 51st state, oddly misplaced in Southeast Asia. It took him about a week to realise that the Philippines shared more characteristics with his previous home-away-from-home, Ukraine, than with his native United States. Feeling right at home, he quickly grew to love this land of a million smiles and its quirky culture. Formerly the editor of the Kyiv Post, Greg now splits his time between travel writing and editing technical reports for international organisations. When not banging computer keys he's usually off diving in the South China Sea or running around Manila's ultimate Frisbee fields.

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