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Philippines (Lonely Planet Country Guide)

3.79  ·  Rating Details  ·  63 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Complete, practical country guide for independent travellers. Dedicted diving chapter by diving & snorkelling specialist Heneage Mitchell. Includes information on tropical rainforests, coral- studded seas, volcanic mountains and adventure activities.
Paperback, 9th edition, 492 pages
Published June 1st 2006 by Lonely Planet Publications (first published June 1st 2003)
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Arielle Rae Aguilar
Aug 24, 2012 Arielle Rae Aguilar rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
I always like reading books about my country so I can see the perspective of the Philippines from someone who did not grow up there. I have to say it is enjoyable to know what people think of our country and sometimes what they say about the Philippines is very flattering. This book is accurate (mostly) and is very knowledgable, even to someone who lived there. It is also very useful if you are planning a trip there
May 01, 2014 Katherine rated it liked it
I wasn't expecting a lot of good points from reading this and I was right.

It missed some of the best highlights and places in the Philippines.

The fatalistic attitude is a facade. Sadly, the author gave much emphasis on this. I wonder if he just googled things and came up with a book. Most Filipinos are hardworking and more prepared than people think.
Jan 02, 2012 Kelly rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2011, travel-guide
This volume was not as well laid out as other Lonely Planets. As an example, the language section didn't have a simple page listing common niceties, like 'please' and 'thank you.'

I'm not including accuracy of information in my rating because I used an outdated edition, so very few of the places we visited were included.
May 07, 2012 Roberto rated it really liked it
Shelves: travel
Good guide, but could be improved in some of the details. Eagerly waiting for the new edition to come out!
Oct 11, 2007 Nu rated it it was ok
Comprehensive information, but too much for tourists who want to spend a week in the Philippines.
Aug 03, 2011 René rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: guides-de-voyage
Notre guide pour nos trois années dans ce pays plein de contrastes.
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