Especially when I get visitors from abroad here in the Philippines they want to go around and visit as many places as possible. I always say: impossible, or you should spend a couple of months here. They don't realize how big this country is and how small the Netherlands compared to the Philippines. Indeed you can do the Netherlands in a week or so, but the Philippines forget it.
Just recently I found a website that helps you to make comparisons between countries, not only geographically, but also in terms of income, life expectancy, chance of being murdered, etc. I am not really interested in that kind of comparisons, but I am in geographic's.
The following site gives you all the details:
See the two maps below to get an idea of the difference in size of the two countries.
|Philippines mapped on Europe|
|Netherlands mapped on Philippines ( Luzon Island)|