The real lost world: Striking, mostly uninhabited James Bond-looking islands boasting secluded coves and hidden beaches.
A royal order for a green mango salad? It rings true after tasting it.
There's plenty of great sites and attractions to see in Manila and Boracay.
The restaurant is another area where the already over-achieving Shangri-La at the Fort excels.
The Philippines is now one of the best places to see big-scale public art.
Ask the locals how best to enjoy Manila and its amazing dining scene.
The spotlight turns on to the Philippines after Anthony Bourdain gives it his tick of approval.
It's easy to see why everyone's talking about the extraordinary Puerto Princesa Underground River on the Philippines' Palawan Islands.
Made up of 7000 islands, this Southeast Asian jewel is the one to watch. Why? Its beaches rival its neighbours, without the tourist hordes; the backdrop for any scene is a volcano, smouldering ominously; dazzling green rice terraces are carved out of incandescent valleys; its plucky and embracing people; its tiny, bug-eyed tarsiers that cling to trees like limpets; and the beautiful bumpy landscapes of Bohol.