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Riding Pump Boats on Iloilo Strait? Use an Umbrella

I’ve been reading a lot about protests in Guimaras regarding the motor boat restrictions since the tragic loss of 31 lives this past August 3,…

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Remarkable US Embassy Passport Renewal

Because I’m not fond of the big city, I was happy to avoid a trip to Metro Manila. No offense to you big dogs out…

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New Iloilo-Guimaras Fastcraft Route Begins Sept. 16

Great news for travelers on the Iloilo Strait! Starlite Ferries’ fast craft, the Sprint 1, will have its maiden voyage for the Iloilo-Guimaras route on…

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Are Chinese Tourists Uglier than Americans?

Maybe I have too much time on my hands. I read online news stories from the Philippines throughout the day. While my sexy pool boy…

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“Hey, Pink Shirt! Put on your Life Jacket!”

Some citizens from the USA have a reputation for being “Ugly Americans.” In the past ten years since retiring to the Philippines, I’ve certainly fit…

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Boracay Tourists Beware: Nighttime Pump Boat Ban

Boracay. Images of white sandy beaches, palm trees, and turquoise blue waters party in my head. It’s Number One on many tourists’ “Bucket List.” We’ve…

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Guimaras’ Massive Travel & Tourism Problems

First of all, if you’re planning to visit any of the sandy white beaches in Guimaras, don’t. “Guimaras’ Massive Travel & Tourism Problems,” today’s post,…

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Philippines Emergency Room Costs Iloilo City

As chronicled in yesterday’s post, we had to take my wife to the hospital for a finger that she had severely injured. We ended up…

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Medicus Iloilo City’s Extraordinary Emergency Care

Medicus Iloilo City’s Extraordinary Emergency Care My wife and I were in Iloilo to bring our niece April to the big city so she could…

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Philippine Tourism Arrivals & Competitiveness Improves

Foreign tourist arrivals increased in the Philippines by 12.36 percent to 4.8 million in the first seven months of 2019. That’s according to a report…

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Torrential Rains Jeopardize Iloilo City Trip

Our British friend, Paul Toplis, and his charming asawa, Janeth, had to endure a 5 ½ hour wait to reach their home recently. Guimaras’ power couple were in Iloilo City. However,…

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Food Tourism Drive “Eats. More Fun in the Philippines”

First of all, who can argue with a campaign that features food? I certainly can’t. Therefore, this new effort by the DOT, “Food Tourism Drive…

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Brit Endures 5-Hour Wait to Reach Guimaras from Iloilo

One of my British friends on Guimaras recently experienced a nightmarish journey. Because Paul has extraordinary patience and fortitude, he recently endured a five-hour wait…

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