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The Philippines: A Visual JourneyThe Philippines: A Visual Journey by Elizabeth V. Reyes.
The Philippine Archipelago with its 7,100 islands is culturally diverse and unique in Southeast Asia, and renowned for the splendor of its coastal beaches and terraced mountains. The island country is perhaps best known for the friendliness of its people and their natural sense of song, dance and hospitality. This beautifully photographed travel pictorial has over 150 photographs and a detailed map, and captures the people, art, architecture, food and landscapes of the Philippines.

History of the Philippines: From Indios Bravos to FilipinosHistory of the Philippines: From Indios Bravos to Filipinos by Luis H. Francia.

From ancient Malay settlements to Spanish colonisation, the American occupation and beyond, this book recasts various Philippine narratives with an eye for the layers of colonial and post-colonial history that have created this diverse and fascinating population. Luis H. Francia creates an illuminating portrait of the heart and soul of the modern Filipino, laying bare the multicultural, multiracial society of contemporary times.

Honor in the Dust: Theodore Roosevelt, War in the Philippines, and the Rise and Fall of America's Imperial DreamHonor in the Dust: Theodore Roosevelt, War in the Philippines, and the Rise and Fall of America’s Imperial Dream by Gregg Jones.

On the eve of a new century, an up-and-coming Theodore Roosevelt set out to transform the U.S. into a major world power. The Spanish-American War would forever change America’s standing in global affairs, and drive the young nation into its own imperial showdown in the Philippines.

Travel Guides

It’s More Fun in the Philippines – The official website of the Philippine Department of Tourism.

Blog Posts

Best festivals in the Philippines – This guide by is a good introduction to the many festivals held throughout the year.

How safe are you in the Philippines? – Bob from takes a look at security in the Philippines.

Top 50 Philippine heritage cities and towns to see in your lifetime –

101 ultimate tips to travel Philippines safely and comfortably –

The 10 best dive sites in the Philippines – With over 7000 islands of course the Philippines is famous for diving. This guide by has picked out 10 of the best (in their opinion).

Guide Books

Lonely Planet Philippines (Travel Guide)


Philippines Photo Gallery – Photo gallery of my travels to the Philippines.

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