History of the Philippines is a great thing to study and if you have the time, you can really learn a lot from it. History of the Philippines is about the diversity of cultures, as well as history of different periods in Philippine history. It tells us the evolution of civilization in the Philippines from pre-colonial times all the way up to the present day. Although it is indeed a small book, but History of the Philippines can touch on a wide variety of topics that a big book cannot. This makes it an interesting read for anyone interested in the history of the Philippines, especially if he or she likes to read things with a slightly lighter side and does not care too much about the political intrigue.
The topic of Filipino history is so much more colorful and much wider than just the size and population of the tiny country show. Many other topics are just being lightly touched on, and there are so many resources of information, old newspapers, literary sources, official historical documents and letters, that the author did not enough time and chance to research in the compiling of such a text. This also makes the book an interesting read even for those who do not have any interest in the Philippines or in South-east Asia.
In terms of geographical location, the Philippines is close to both Cuba and Spain, as well as to the large island of Trinidad and Tobago. There are no major countries in the vicinity of the Philippines, except for Playa del Carmen, Mexico, and Guadeloupe, the French speaking coast of Puerto Rico. Some of the most important islands in the vicinity of the Philippines include the San Diego, the Catalina, the Caymans, the Borneo, the Virgin Islands, and the Vera Britta islands. If you really want to spend some time in the Philippines, all you need to do is hop on one of the airplanes that land at the Manila airport and head to your favourite destination, whatever may be your interest in the future.