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Move to the Philippines from USA: 5 Basic Steps

Move to the Philippines from USA: 5 Basic Steps First of all, you need a passport to travel out of the United States. But you…

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Purple Unicorns Pooping Rainbow-Colored Turds

Seems like the first time I’ve ever used this title for a post. Furthermore, “Purple Unicorns Pooping Rainbow-Colored Turds” is the first time I’ve used…

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Should You Move to the Philippines Now?

Whew! It’s an exciting time to live in the Philippines. Rumors of  coups d’éta and rising rice prices are spicing things up for this American expat in…

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Crusty Old Expat’s Antisocial Ways

Anyone that knows me wouldn’t be surprised by the title of this post: “Crusty Old Expat’s Antisocial Ways.” It doesn’t bother me that I’m probably…

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American Expat in the Philippines: Companion Guide to The Ph Expat Advisor

    This companion guide to my first book about the Philippines, “The Philippines Expat Advisor,” is an eclectic mix of stories, tips and general…

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Simple Man. Simple Life.

American expat in the Philippines. A Simple Man. A Simple Life. No one has threatened to kill me recently. I’ve only had to yell at…

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American Expat Motorcyclist Killed in Iloilo Jeepney Crash

I apologize to anyone who might be offended by the graphic picture shown courtesy of Panay News. While the American expat motorcyclist from Texas was…

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ATM Skimmers Hit Iloilo City BDO Branch

“ATM Skimmers Hit Iloilo City BDO Branch” is today’s cautionary tale.

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Clash of the Filipina Maids

We’ve recently hired a new domestic helper for our household in Guimaras. The crusty old expat, yours truly, issued an “executive order” which proclaimed a new part-time helper was needed to augment our current staff. My “executive order” was not held up in any federal court.

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Cheapest Way, Iloilo to Boracay Pt. 2

“Cheapest Way,Iloilo to Boracay Pt. 2” After traveling for approximately five hours from outside of Tagbak Terminal in Jaro, Iloilo City, we had arrived at…

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Expat Healthcare in the Philippines: Are YOU Prepared?

A serious topic for today’s post: “Expat Healthcare in the Philippines: Are YOU Prepared?” Do you think that if you move to the Philippines and…

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At War with Globe’s Grand Gaffe!

“Onward, Crusty Soldiers! Marching as to war! With the staff of ‘Globe’s Grand Gaffe’ going on before. “Dave,” the crusty expat, leads against the foe!…

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