Republic of the Philippines is a large country located in Southeast Asia. It consists of a large number of Islands located in the Pacific between Taiwan and Indonesia. There is a perception that the Philippines is lost among oceans and seas, and even a little dreamlike state seven thousand Islands. By the way, this is not an epithet, but the real figure is. The Philippines is in the Islands, each of which is distinguished by its tourist character and exotic atmosphere. There is a huge skyscrapers are surrounded by palm groves. The climate is monsoon tropical, in the South gradually turns into subequatorial. The temperature on the coast is most often twenty-four twenty-eight, and in mountainous areas a little cooler. The rainy season in the Philippines starts in may and lasts through November until blowing from the South-West monsoon. In the remaining months of the dry season is pronounced in the West of Palawan, Lussana and Visayan Islands. Precipitation on the Islands falls to one thousand mm. a Large part of the Islands are covered by tropical wet forest with palms, rubber plants, Banyan trees. Often they can be found the bamboo, the Orchid, and cinnamon. At an altitude of about m above sea level growing shrubs and lots of meadows. In the Philippines deer, mongoose and even wild boar. There are a lot of birds and various reptiles. In coastal waters you can meet the pearl oyster clams that can form pearls. The largest city of the Philippines is Manila. The city is located on the island of Luzon. It is not only the capital of the state, but also a major economic and cultural center of it. The city is included in the greater Manila conurbation, a population of ten million people. Yet it is composed of Manila, Quezon city and Pasay. In the historic centre, called Intramuros, is located fortifications, houses and churches centuries. The city also has a large Botanical garden. Guides offer tours not only in Manila but also to the lake of Taal, where there are air safaris and numerous folk shows. Perhaps the most popular dish in the Philippines is rice. It is often served as a side dish to the main course. You can also try a variety of seafood. Interestingly, it is possible to choose any seafood shop, buy and bring in any cafe where it will be cooked. But you will need to order in the cafe a drink. The most unusual dish in the Philippines is balut. It is a boiled duck egg with the embryo inside. Initially, the balls are kept in special incubators at the desired temperatures and then the seller travels around the city and sells them. Fresh juices, wines, coconut milk, local beer, which is based on coconut milk these are the most popular drinks of the Islands. Basically all hotels in the Philippines bit, also you can stay in guesthouses. High-rise hotels on the Islands is very small. This is due to the fact that the government cares about the preservation of the natural landscape. Lately, on the Islands there are hotels with world famous name. But the number of stars on them is not always consistent with the level of staff: many of them are very slow. The standard voltage for the Philippines, sixty Hz. Outlet here there are two (American-style) pins and three. Better ask for the adapter as soon as I get to the hotel. Philippines is known for its beautiful coral reefs and beaches. The best tourist resorts are located in the southern part of the Islands of Cebu, Boracay, Palawan and Bohol. Tourists are offered not only a beach holiday, but also more active: diving, cruises, surfing. On the Islands there are many national parks. The largest and most interesting places for tourists are mount APO, Mayon, Taal, Kanlaon located on Islands Mindanao and Luzon. Today the Islands offer all kinds of tourism: extreme, beach, environmental, sports and educational. Negatively on tourism the impact of political conflicts and the unstable situation in the country. Shopping in the Philippines happy is useful and inexpensive purchases. The cheapest city for shopping is considered to be Manila. the largest shopping centre in South-East Asia. The Mall occupies four buildings, and its vast territory Shuttle buses that transport customers. Of the Souvenirs is very popular South sea pearls, utensils made of terracotta, mother of pearl, lanterns made of cloth, ornaments of shells, various t-shirts, figurines made of wood and clothes from local cotton. In the Philippines, sold everywhere cheap coconut oil. It, on assurances of sellers, a great way to protect from sunburn. To travel around the country it is better to choose domestic flights. Each resort island has its own airport. Better to pre-book tickets if you plan to fly during the holidays, because if we realized it, the tickets may not be available. To the cost of the ticket will need to add the price of fuel surcharge: international flights, domestic flights. Remember that on domestic flights are allowed to carry not more than ten kilograms of Luggage. A second convenient option to move around the Islands is by ferry. Prices are much lower than a plane, but it takes much more time. To drive around the island on an interesting form of transport jeepneys. It’s a local taxi, which is made of a military jeep. Each car jeep unique and customized depending on the preferences of the owner. Buses in the Philippines too common. Here travel in air-conditioned bus will cost almost two times more expensive than the bus without air conditioning. Taxi in the Philippines is quite cheap. Do not forget before the trip, ask the driver to reset the counter. If the counter works too fast, be sure to note the taxi driver on it. Near the airport you will see yellow taxis with the electronic scoreboard. Costs fares are more expensive than conventional cars. Since the Philippines is a country that occupies more than seven thousand Islands, mobile communications are well developed and mobile Internet is also quite affordable. According to statistics, almost every third of the Filipino have access to the Internet, and every fourth your account on Facebook. However, most of the traffic in the country goes through the browsers for mobile devices, but computers is not all. In the Philippine Islands you may be in danger of a natural character. So, according to a study by the Brussels-based Center Philippines is the most dangerous country in the world in terms of natural disasters. Earthquakes, typhoons, landslides, volcanic eruptions have become familiar to local residents. In addition to natural disasters on the Islands there are a variety of religious and political conflicts, when processions of demonstrators blocked streets and stops walking transportation. There’s even pirates. If we take the tourism as a whole, the crime rates are quite low, Filipinos are very friendly with foreigners and behave respectfully. The advantage of the Philippines is open to all foreign investors. Often the savings of citizens are dependent on foreign funding. Philippines is, first and foremost, an agrarian-industrial country. Increasing agricultural productivity, the export of bananas and pineapples. Well developed textile, electronic, food, chemical, pharmaceutical and wood processing industry. The most interesting objects of real estate sales in the Philippines are homes and villas, which are located on the ocean. Here you can buy an apartment from the construction company, for example in the capital. Manila that is often of interest to buyers, primarily those doing business in the country, or working in the commercial representation, since Manila is the economic, cultural and political center of the country. Many investors are buying properties in the Philippines for delivery in the future of its lease, because the property here brings a good income from renting. Many foreign retirees, primarily from Asian and Asian countries, buy a house here. Because life is cheap and calm. Don’t forget to bring Asian-English phrase book. Through the colonial past of the country here, almost all know English. Remember that the Philippines is better not to drink water from the tap and do not brush her teeth. It is better to use bottled water. On the streets a lot of police in the form and in civil clothes, especially in the capital. So don’t be surprised if you fit ordinary-looking passer-by and ask for your documents. The police treat the tourists very carefully and respectfully. The citizens of Germany in order to visit the Philippine Islands, visa not required, provided that the period of stay in the country does not exceed twenty-one days. When crossing Philippine borders will need to present a passport (its validity should be not less than six months at the time of entry), as well as evidence of the necessary financial resources to implement this travel and return tickets. Recently you can also apply for a visa for a period of days. The cost of the visa will be fifty Philippine pesos (approx)