I spent most of my 22 days in the Philippines in and near the mountain town of Baguio City. This is a beautiful area! Having lived all my life in Illinois, I took lots of pictures of mountains. The roll of film with my pictures of a less scenic area, the devastation wrought by the eruption of Mount Pinatubo, along with pictures from Manila, was unfortunately damaged. The weather was also great, though a little too hot in Manila for me. The only slightly unpleasant experience was the attention I attracted - at 6'1", I was much taller than nearly all the Filipinos I met!