Cebu City

Cebu City

Cebu City is the second largest commercial centre of the Philippines and also the unofficial capital of the south. It has a population of nearly a million people. Boasting a busy international airport and the largest port in the Philippines, it has extensive air and sea connections to all the Visayan islands. The island itself is long and narrow, densely populated and now as a result of illegal logging, almost completely deforested. A few smaller…

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Introduction to the Philippines in photos (part 2)

Introduction to the Philippines in photos (part 2)

This post continues from my earlier post Introduction to the Philippines in Photos (part 1) 23. White Sand Beach, Boracay. 24. Pandanon Island, Palawan. 25. Mount Mayon, Bicol. 26. Mount Pinatubo, Zambales Mountains. 27. Mall of Asia (MoA), Pasay. One of the largest malls in the world. 28. Church in a Shopping Mall, Greenbelt, Makati. 29. White Sand Beach, Batangas. 30. Taal – An island, in a lake, in a volcano, in a lake, on…

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Introduction to the Philippines in photos (part 1)

Introduction to the Philippines in photos (part 1)

The Philippines is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia, made up of more than 7,000 islands. The islands are host to an extraordinary range of landscapes, mountains, volcanos, rainforests, jungles, rivers and lakes. It is an absolutely stunning place, and whilst quite rightly famous for its many beaches, the country has a rich culture unlike any country in Asia. The Philippines lies in the tropics and sits on the so-called Ring of Fire. This is…

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