The sheer size of the Philippines (it has over 7000 islands) and its amazing diversity, with environments that range from stunning submarine coral reefs to rugged and overly-active volcanoes, with beaches, lakes, rivers and forests inbetween, plus lively modern cities with heritage Spanish buildings, make it a challenge for the visitor to know where to start.
In the book Journey Through the Philippines, Nigel Hicks presents an ideal itinerary through 30 locations across the country running roughly north to southy. Divided into four chapters covering Luzon, Mindoro and Palawan, the Visayas, and Mindanao, all are illustrated with Nigel’s vivid photographs of the landscapes, people and architecture. The text describes the culture, the plants and animals, the resorts and the activities for all visitors whether they are on an active holiday, exploring the Philippines’ heritage or just relaxing and enjoying life on the beautiful beaches.
The country’s most famous locations are included, not only Manila and Cebu City of course, but also the island resort of Boracay, the famous rice terraces of Banaue and the mountain capital that is Baguio. Other locations are only lightly visited, places such as the beaches of Pagudpud, Baler and Siquijor, the mountain retreat of Sagada, and the volcanoes of southern Bicol. What they all have in common is that they represent the most exciting sights that the Philippines has to offer, places that are all really worth visiting on any journey through the Philippines.
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No of pages: 176
Dimensions: 215 x 260 mm (portrait)
Length of text: 50,000 words (approx)
No of photos: 259