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Philippines
Wildlife

It doesn’t matter where you look in the Philippines – underwater, in the air, or on dry land – you’re spoiled for choice, when it comes to wildlife. The Philippines is one of 17 mega-diverse countries. Nature-lovers should be sure to fit in moonlit firefly-watching in the mangrove forests of Donsol, bat-spotting in the cavernous caves of Boracay, bird-watching basically everywhere, plus getting to grips with the sea life (nudibranchs, sharks, rainbow-coloured coral – and much, much more). Here are a few of our favourite furry, finned and feathered locals…

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Philippines
Culture and Lifestyle

We don’t like to generalise, but it’s safe to say that family life and a sense of fun are two key components of culture and lifestyle in the Philippines – if anyone knows how to party, it’s Filipinos. The best way to get a sense of the culture is by: a) nabbing an invitation to a family feast and b) joining the locals at one of the country’s many festivals. On the topic of the latter, here are 10 favourites. Gather your bakarda (gang), go forth and make merry…

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