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Reading Material

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Want to read some damn good escape fiction set in the bar scene of Balibago?  Miss the Philippines?  Want to gain a little insight into Filipino Culture to avoid stepping on "it" and making yourself  the Ugly Foreigner?  Or just want to find out what  else is in the PI besides Angeles City and theville.  Then checkout some of these books.   We haven't read them all but our some of our customers  have recommended one or more.

Title   Comments Price
Beast of Balibago

Book Description
In the Philippines, a serial killer goes on a rampage in the red light district of Angels City. When an American is brutally murdered, an American specialist in Asian affairs is sent to assist in the investigation. Once there, he tries to resist the temptations of the local beauties -- while also encountering some old enemies who make his job very hazardous.
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Lonely Planet Philippines lonelyplanet.gif (4282 bytes) Thoroughly updated, this new edition offers first-rate coverage of accommodations, a special guide to island hopping, and an easy-to-use Filipino language section. The book includes 80 maps, and a full-color country map. amazon3.gif (3051 bytes)


Culture Shock! : Philippines cultureshock.gif (4392 bytes) This is the best book on understanding Philippine culture.
This book, by far,is the best book written on understanding the culture and customs of the Philippines. I have traveled extensively in the islands as well as being married to a Filipina. This book brought me insights and understanding that had till now eluded me. The knowledge in this book has improved my relationship with my wife and her family. There are things in this book that just can't be learned. I highly recommend it to anyone who is about to travel to or live in the Philippines or is planning to marry a Filipina. Well worth the modest price! PatrickC. Labbe (patlabb@aol.com) from Dillon South Carolina , October 4, 1998
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Passport to the Philippines: Your Pocket Guide to Filipino Business, Customs and Etiquette (Passport to the World) passportpi.gif (11080 bytes) Success in international business is not just about your product and service, or about terms and delivery schedules. Success is about people, traditions and relationships. Passport to the World books are comprehensive guides to understanding a country's people, culture, etiquette and communication styles. Passport Philippines will help you: Avoid cultural faux pas Learn about Filipino values and beliefs Understand the reasons behind the actions Develop an effective negotiating style Don't leave without your passport! amazon3.gif (3051 bytes)


The Dive Sites of the Philippines  ("Dive Sites of...") series divesites.gif (13112 bytes) Not yet reviewed amazon3.gif (3051 bytes)


Philippines Handbook pihandbook.gif (13602 bytes) Stunning rice terraces, dazzling beaches, perfect volcano cones, and hushed rainforests make the Philippines a traveler's tropical fantasy come true. Over 90 detailed maps and extensive logistical information guide you through the over 7,000 islands full of dizzying landscapes and sensual delights. Peter Harper and Laurie Fullerton have combined years of research to lead you on unforgettable journeys while providing you with a deeper understanding of this friendly nation. amazon3.gif (3051 bytes)


Instant Guide Philippines (Serial) instantpi.gif (13222 bytes) Not yet reviewed amazon3.gif (3051 bytes)