The opulence of Bollywood and the slums of Delhi. Towering Himalayan Mountains and a seemingly endless Indian Ocean coastline. India is a nation of incredible extremes, and that certainly goes for the staggering gap between the haves and the have-nots in this growing country, as well.
The word of the day is "archipelago." That's how you describe a cluster of islands like the ones that form the Philippines–a mind-boggling 7,000 islands and home to more than 98 million people! This culturally diverse country sports a modern economy and vibrant, tourist-friendly cities that overshadow struggles that exist below the surface.