The Philippines is a an archipelago covering 7,641 islands (2,000 inhabited) running across the Pacific rim of fire. the Philippines is famous for breathtaking sunrises and sunsets because it is close to the equator (right above it!) and the sunlight that hits these areas is more concentrated, hence tank-top temperatures and the daily light shows.

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Philippines: Manila – Puerto Galera 1995

Puerto Galera is a town on the Philippine island of Mindoro. It’s known for its dive sites and beaches. The long curve of White Beach is backed by bars and resorts. Inland, a forest trail leads to secluded Talipanan Falls, and a hillside 9-hole golf course sits above the coast. Northeast, the waters off Sabang Beach teem with marine life and corals. Medio and Paniquian (Boquete) islands offer quieter beaches.

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