I am traveling on business to China (Guangzhou area) and Philippines (Manila). I have some international travel experience but none to Asia. I'll be working most of the time, so this isn't about sightseeing; it's more about, what are some lessons-learned, travel survival tips, etc., that you can share? Many thanks in advance.
I am trying to find out the name of a vessel that arrived at the Port of Long Beach from the Philippines on September 9, 2013, carrying a shipment of bananas (see details pasted below). Does anyone have access to any of the databases that might supply this info? It was possibly a Dole-owned/operated vessel, but even a list of all the arrivals at Long Beach (maybe narrowed to arrivals from the Phlippines or the specific departure port, again below) would be a good start. [more inside]
What kind of turtle is this that my friend found crossing the street in Manila? He brought the turtle to me knowing that my house is practically already an animal sanctuary, and not wanting it left in traffic, but I know nothing about turtles. It has a pointy nose and a relatively soft, tapered shell, and I assume it's a freshwater turtle? But it was found in Manila, in the street, nowhere near any ponds or lakes.
What's cool in Metro Manila, Philippines? I'm new and I need friends. [more inside]
A while back, I read Noli Me Tángere by José Rizal, which is sort of the national novel of the Philippines. I've just borrowed The Knight in the Panther's Skin from the library, which is seen as "Georgia's national epic". What are some other national novels? (I've seen the Wikipedia national epics list, but I'd prefer novels to epics, I think, unless they are really outstanding.) If you have particular translations/editions to recommend that'd be great as well.
how hard is it to get a birth certificate from the philippines (possibly malaysia) when you don't know all the information? [more inside]
How can I watch Filipino news (or any type of Filipino current events programming) in Tagalog with English subtitles? I only have a Roku - but if this can be accomplished with cable TV, Hulu Plus, etc., I'm all ears. I'm in Arlington, VA and have internet through Comcast. Thanks in advance.
Suggestions for one-day trips this June out of Cagayan de Oro* in southern Philippines? [more inside]
Please recommend some non-fiction books about Philippines, and fiction set in Philippines. [more inside]
Shopping options for relatively inexpensive hot-weather clothes for a plus-size woman? [more inside]
What's the story on roadside poetry in the Philippines? [more inside]
My friend wants to buy a laptop computer for her 13 year-old daughter in Ozamiz City, Philippines, for about $500 Canadian/US. Could you recommend a reliable brand and model for that price, and possibly a retailer in or near that location? Thanks.
Headed to Palawan, Philippines. What should I see/do/eat? What shouldn't I miss? Hotel recommendations? [more inside]
Can I rent beach huts in South East Asia? [more inside]
Does University Philippines at Diliman offer Organic Chemistry Lab? [more inside]
I've been doing some research into my family history, and recently learned that my great grandfather was stationed in the Philippines during World War I. Can you help me figure out what he was doing there? [more inside]
Philippines in September? My fiance and I our planning our honeymoon and we were thinking about going to the Philippines this September. Does anyone have any thoughts on whether this is a good idea for a honeymoon? [more inside]
Is there a standard history of the Philippines in English? [more inside]
How do companies ship their products internationally so cheaply? [more inside]
Help me buy an iPhone cheap. Complication: Living overseas where they are EXPENSIVE! [more inside]
Can I really become famous in the Philippines? [more inside]
Do you have any advice for teaching English comprehension, as well as reading and writing, to a fifteen year old Filipino street kid who's never been to school a day in his life? [more inside]
How do I kill 12 hours in Manilla? [more inside]
I need help mentally preparing myself or the conditions and culture of the Philippines, where I will be working for the next 8 months. I'll be doing marine research around Cebu and Bohol. So many questions. [more inside]
What are some good resources on teaching micro business in developing countries? [more inside]
I'm going to be filming a documentary in the Philippines about families supported by the pornography industry, and I'd like to hear any interesting questions you might have for the subjects. [more inside]
Where can I find a list of all countries I can visit which don't require a visa (I'll be staying less than seven days at most)? I just want a list; when I resort to Google, I always end up typing in a random country's visa requirements just so I can find out. Thanks. (PS I'm from the Philippines)
Where should I spend 12 days in the Philippines? [more inside]
My wife wants to send stamps to a friend in the Philippines so the friend can write back easily. What type of stamps should she buy?
Where to buy an American Football in Metro Manila/Makati? [more inside]
I have a coworker I work very closely with who is actually in Manila. I'm in the US. I'd like to get her a little something for the holidays, is there a popular online shopping site for The Philippines (like Amazon?) that I could get her a gift card for?
I am looking for a specific Christmas album on Capitol Records, called "Christmas in the Phillipines" or "Pasko Sa Pilipinas", which is understandably a very generic title. The record I'm thinking of has the song "Pasko Sa Manila" by the Roque Sisters. [more inside]
Why are people from the Philippines referred to as Filipinos rather than Philippinos? [more inside]
It looks like I'll be spending 1 or 2 weeks in Manila next month, and I've got lots of questions. [more inside]
oing to Cebu in about 10 days with my brother. Have no idea where to stay, what to do, what to bring ect...
More Philippines ?'s - Going to Cebu in about 10 days with my brother. Have no idea where to stay, what to do, what to bring ect... [more inside]
The Philippines — We want to get away for a while. I mean really get away. [more inside]
Please help me identify this dessert, which is possibly from the Philippines. [more inside]
Client needs local internet access phone number(s) in the Philippines, at an affordable price. [more inside]
Can anyone provide any insights into Manila in the Philippines -- positive or negative -- as a place for a Western female to move to and work?
Hong Kong ? Cebu, Philippines. Cheaply? (More inside) [more inside]