Exciting Philippines - by Elizabeth V. Reyes (Hardcover -- August 2001) An extensive nation of islands in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, the Philippines is as diverse as it is beautiful. With over 100 full-color photographs of its people, festivals, and architecture, Exciting Philippines captures the visual splendor of this uniquely exotic country and reveals the humor and style of its people. In true Exciting Series style, Exciting Philippines is a fascinating affordable primer for globe-trotters and armchair explorers alike. This is one of the books you should get when you're going to the Philippines. It is a very long book filled with good detailed facts. The photographers who took the pictures got very good shots of the Philippines. Another good thing about this book is that is has very good information when your touring the Philippines in the back of the book. It tells you information about the weather, lodging, holidays and festivals, what should be worn, and even how to speak basic Tagalog (the official language of the Philippines).