Where tourists seldom tread.

The islands that make up the Philippines have far more to offer than just stunningly beautiful beaches. In the wild northern region of the main island, Luzon, the inhabitants have defied the rugged nature of the mountainside to create picturesque rice terraces, while in the heart of the capital city Manila it is still possible to experience the colonial legacy of its one-time Spanish rulers. The street-food stalls lining its roads offer a mix of many different culinary influences.

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