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Sensational Soulful Boracay Sunsets

Because I wanted a break from the current coronavirus crisis crisscrossing the globe, I decided to post some pictures from our Boracay vacation in late February 2020. While President Duterte’s Press Secretary recently opined that the Philippines is on the “precipice of annihilation,” I decided to take a lighter tone in this article. Hence, today’s … Read more

American Expat’s Positive COVID-19 Benefits

As a result of the COVID-19 lockdown across the Philippines, there have been some positive developments. There are no more loud fiestas with music blaring in the wee hours of the morning, for instance. Guimaras’ Biggest Party Canceled Another tradition, however, is falling by the wayside in Guimaras, the island province we call home. The … Read more

How Would Barney Fife Handle the COVID-19 Crisis?

Above all, I have too much on my time if I’m wondering how Barney Fife would handle the COVID-19 crisis. Barney Fife, of course, was Sheriff Andy Taylor’s Chief Deputy on the “The Andy Griffith Show.” This classic American sitcom ran on the CBS network from 1960-1968. Frankly, the black-and-white episodes with Don Knotts as … Read more

American Expat’s Rundown on Philippines COVID-19 Crisis

Unless you’re in an Amish community without television, radio or the World Wide Web, you’re probably aware of the current COVID-19 calamity that is sweeping across the planet.  I’m not going to give you the latest information on COVID-19. You’ll get the latest updates from reliable news organizations and not Facebook.  Today’s post simply deals … Read more

Boracay’s Bombastic Bugle Call for Tourists

Boracay’s tourism is hurting due to the COVID-19 mass hysteria fueled in part by news organizations desperate for higher ratings. My Filipina wife and I ignored the media hype and visited the white sandy beaches of Boracay the end of February 2020. While we didn’t avail of any promotions designed to lure local tourists, the … Read more

Boracay Travel Requirements & Fees @ Caticlan Jetty Port

pump boat to boracay

After a six-hour Ceres bus ride from Iloilo City we arrived in Caticlan, the gateway to Boracay, around 1:15 pm last Friday afternoon, February 28, 2020. First of all, a thermometer gun was pointed at all incoming visitors’ heads due to the current COVID-19 hysteria. Furthermore, after passing the “fever check point,” we had to … Read more

Quickest Land Travel from Iloilo City to Boracay

Because I wanted to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary in a special place, my loving wife agreed to return to Boracay. We had been to this top-rated white beach destination on two previous occasions. Today’s post mainly deals with one topic “Quickest Land Travel from Iloilo City to Boracay.” Vacation Time in Stunning Boracay Furthermore, … Read more

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