Beaches, Islands, WW2 History

Philippines

The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, it consists of about 7,641 islands[19] that are categorized broadly under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The capital city of the Philippines is Manila and the most populous city is Quezon City, both part of Metro Manila. Bounded by the South China Sea on the west, the Philippine Sea on the east and the Celebes Sea on the southwest, the Philippines shares maritime borders with Taiwan to the north, Vietnam to the west, Palau to the east and Malaysia and Indonesia to the south

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Transport

The Philippines has an under developed transport system. There are air, sea, road, and rail options available, but not everywhere. As the country is made up of islands they mode of transport will vary greatly. The Filipinos drive on the right side of the road

Money

The peso is the official currency and comes in notes of ₱20, ₱50, ₱100, ₱200, ₱500, ₱1000. We suggest using a Wise card to cut down on high international withdrawal fees. You’ll need cash for remote areas, so do not get caught out.

Food

It is safe to say that food is generally cheap in the Philippines! Street food and local restaurants provide the best value. A meal at a mid-priced restaurant should cost around $10 while coffee will set you back $2.40 and a loaf of bread $1.23

Accommodation

The Philippines has a plethora of good budget accommodation starting at $23 a night. The Islands of the country are known for there beach resorts.

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