A country made up of many islands in Southeast Asia which was formerly a Spanish colony and has Manila as its capital.

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Traveling in the Philippines after Haiyan (Feb 2014)

Typhoon Haiyan devastated portions of the Philippines in November 2013. What are current practical effects of that? Are there areas which should be avoided by a backpack traveler? I'm willing to ...
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Hinatuan river ( Enchanted River )

In my next visit to the Philippines I would like to visit Hinatuan river, but it's almost 600km away from the place I'll be staying. I was trying to find a place to sleep near there so I can go to the ...
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Is it possible to get from the Philippines to Taiwan to Japan (or the reverse) without flying?

It's not that I have a fear of flying but it seems the best way to see Island countries is by island hopping and these three countries are all relatively close to one another if you take into account ...
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U.S. passport holder to travel in the Philippines with expiring passport

We are residing in Japan but is it OK to leave Japan and visit the Philippines for an emergency reason on Aug. 19, 2013 if my son's U.S. passport will expire on Sept. 16, 2013?
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What is the fastest (and affordable) way to get to Catbalogan, Samar from Mindanao?

I'm going to the Philippines in December and there's a 21K race I would like to do. The race is in Catbalogan and apparently there's no flights to their airport. I tried to look in WikiTravel with no ...
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Bring wine from Europe to Asia

Next month I'll be flying to Philippines with my family and since is not usual to find wine in that country, we thought we can bring our own wine (wrapped and protected) on the checked luggage. Is ...
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Boracay over Chinese New Year

I've been invited to go to Boracay over Chinese New Year. Generally I've avoided Boracay as it is a tourist spot and that really isn't my thing. I also know a lot of tourists head there over Chinese ...
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Visa-on-arrival scheme in Philippines

According to Wikitravel, for nationalities who are not covered under the 21-day visa waiver, Philippines issues visa-on-arrival. The page linked to reads more like a press release with no further ...