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 been to the famous White Beach on this small island a couple of times. While pesky vendors buzzed around our head like dengue-infested mosquitoes, the breathtaking Boracay sunsets are absolutely … Read more

Guimaras’ Massive Travel & Tourism Problems

cabaling beach guimaras

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, explains why. The Unvarnished Truth Because I’ve lived in Guimaras, an island province in Western Visayas, for the better part of ten years, I have a firsthand view of what’s … Read more

80% Expats Love Guimaras as Retirement Destination

I retired to the Philippines almost ten years ago with my lovely Filipina wife. Because my spouse was born and raised in Guimaras, we moved to this island province. While this post’s survey is strictly informal, I believe “80% Expats Love Guimaras as Retirement Destination.”

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Beguiling, Bewitching Boracay Beaches

beautiful boracay sunset

“Beguiling, Bewitching Boracay Beaches” features some of the most beautiful sunsets I ever witnessed in my lifetime. My lovely asawa (wife) and I, along with two nieces and a nephew, visited Boracay again this past April. This pocket of paradise in the central Philippines is a small island known for its White Beach area and resorts. The sunsets we viewed at Boracay last year and in April were absolutely stunning. 

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Entering Electrifying El Nido

el nido palawan

Electrifying El Nido is a first class municipality located in the province of Palawan in the Philippines. It is about 420 kilometers (260 mi) south-west of Manila, and about 238 kilometers (148 mi) north-east of Puerto Princesa, Palawan’s capital. It’s known for its white-sand beaches, coral reefs and limestone cliffs.

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Don’t Rely on Google Maps for Directions in Iloilo City

jaro cpu jeepney in iloilo city

Don’t rely on Google Maps for directions in Iloilo City. We wasted an hour the other morning in Iloilo looking for a company that provided swimming pool equipment. My asawa and I were shopping in the big city and decided to look for Amici Water Systems Sales and Services, Iloilo. Our crew had begun digging our new swimming pool in the Philippines and Amici was listed as a place to purchase pool supplies.

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Manggahan Festival 2014 Begins in April

The Manggahan Festival 2014, my favorite annual activity in Guimaras, begins in April. The festival started in 1993 and is a celebration of the island-province’s distinction as a producer of top quality mangoes considered the best tasting in the world. The mango festival is slated to officially to run in San Miguel, Jordan, the capital, from April 20-27.Manggahan Festival dancers

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