Philippines Travel Guide ペーパーバック – 2017/1/7
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The most comprehensive travel guide to the Philippines has been completely revised and once again proves to be a trailblazer with this new edition. Inside, you'll find places, routes, highlights, hotels, restaurants etc that no other travel guide can offer. It also contains a huge number of clear, detailed 'show you the way' maps (243 in total, always relevant to the text) that will help you in so many ways to plan and carry out your Philippines trip.
Jens Peters studied advertising, communications and arts education in Berlin, Germany. After his student days he travelled several months a year in countries outside Europe, and deciding to earn a living from his hobby was the obvious next step. He began travel writing, and over the years has worked as a freelance journalist for various prominent travel magazines. Jens has also published several books about tropical countries, with his guidebook on the Philippines taking first place. In fact, he has visited the Philippines (his favourite country in South-East Asia) more than 60 times so far and spent over 15 years there all together.
To make long things short - It is.
- First episode in the book is pure golden - giving a lot of general information, brief history and Do's and Don't Do around the Philippines. Some of which you can't find anywhere else online.
- Also, the background on each island or place you arrive is good.
- Prices for common things (not that updated but gives a good reference)
- The longest episode is about Manila. There is really no reason to spend more than 2 days in that city.
- 70% of the book is information about hotels, restaurants, diving shops which you can easily find online on places like Tripadvisor.
So, that makes most of the book pure paperweight in your bag.
- After 3 weeks the book found its comfortable final place at the bottom of my backpack.
Buy for the general information and for something to read during flights.
Consider leaving it at your home/hotel.
Lastly, the book was published on what is, no doubt, expensive paper. Unfortunately, that made it weigh a bloody ton! From the moment it arrived, I was concerned about carrying it with me...and while I traveled, I found myself tearing out sections that I wouldn't need again, just to lighten it up! No worry now, though...I left it in the Philippines.
The only downside is the size and weight. Thankfully, modern technology has come to the rescue, so when I am heading off to a certain area, I usually just take photos of the relevant pages with my phone and peruse them as I need them.
Thanks Mr. Peters!