Manila is one of remarkably few cities in Asia that looks out to the west over the sea.
Tom Adair explores a private island in a remote archipelago where the diving is world class.
Where the top of Mount Pinatubo once was is a lake of immeasurable depth and beauty, writes David Whitley.
From classy cocktails to ping-pong peril, in South-East Asia you can find parties to suit all tastes, writes Ben Groundwater.
Wherever you're travelling, it pays to find out much as possible about a country before visiting.
The Philippine capital mixes the best of Asian and Latino cultures for offbeat fun, creative cuisine and inspired design, writes Belinda Jackson.
Louise Southerden floats past jellyfish and limestone cliffs while paddling a remote archipelago.
Its white sand beaches, warm blue waters and easy-on-the-wallet style make Boracay a contender for the ultimate beach escape, writes Belinda Jackson.
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.