The Philippines' extraordinary diversity and beauty in one comprehensive guidebook : kaleidoscopic local festivals, bustling cities, deserted islands, awe-inspiring rice terraces, erupting volcanoes, and great adventures under sea and in the hills. Over 100 easy-to-read maps. Completely revised by a new team of authors. Culturally sensitive and insightful information on the country's political, economic and environmental scene. Essential language chapter, with handy phrases in Pilipino.