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The Dimple Star Road Trip from Hell: Guimaras to Manila

The Dimple Star Road Trip from Hell: Guimaras to Manila

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It took a few days, dear readers, but I've finally recovered from a recent trek to Metro Manila. "The Dimple Star Road Trip from Hell: Guimaras to Manila" beat the living snot out of this crusty old expat. By the beard of Zeus! Why would an American expat living in the Philippines subject himself to such torture in the first place? (more…)
Best Way to Get to Cebu from Iloilo City

Best Way to Get to Cebu from Iloilo City

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What is the best way to get to Cebu from Iloilo City? There are several options available to travelers such as taking a flight on local airlines, boarding a bus, or taking a vessel from a shipping line. Travel to Cebu City, "The Queen City of the South" depends on your budget and how much travel time you have available. (more…)
Philippine Airlines: The Best and Cheapest

Philippine Airlines: The Best and Cheapest

THE ROOSTER CROWS AT 4AM!
Philippine Airlines: The Best and Cheapest. I've used the services of Philippines Airlines, PAL, and Cebu Pacific in the past.  During my recent trip to the United States, however, I flew to Las Vegas on Korean Air. The service on both PAL and Korean Air, which handle international flights, is first class. Cebu Pacific has several international flights but the bulk of their business is focused on domestic flights within the Philippines. Their service? As far as I'm concerned, less than stellar. (more…)
My Visit to Muslim Prayer Room at Terminal 3 NAIA

My Visit to Muslim Prayer Room at Terminal 3 NAIA

THE ROOSTER CROWS AT 4AM!
I've never visited a Muslim Prayer Room before. In fact, I don't recall speaking to any Muslims when I lived back in the States and have only engaged a few of them in conversation since moving to the Philippines over five years ago. My knowledge of Islam is only what I get from my American news programs on our Cignal satellite system, the NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams and Fox News. With all the talk about ISIS filling the airwaves and other Muslim terrorist organizations, I have been akin to adhere to the adage that while all Muslims are not terrorists all terrorist are Muslims. So what in the world possessed me to actually enter a Muslim Prayer Room at Terminal  3 at NAIA and have a thoughtful dialog with them? (more…)

A Cute Filipina Slept on Top of Me

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During a recent trip to Cebu City, the Queen City of the South, a cute Filipina slept on top of me! And my asawa didn’t even care! No, as a happily married man of over 14 years, I wasn’t frequenting one of Cebu’s many KTV Bars, but I can’t deny what happened during our return trip to Iloilo City. No, kids, this is NOT, the cute Filipina that I am referring to in this post (more…)
Riding the SuperCat Ferry from Iloilo City to Bacolod

Riding the SuperCat Ferry from Iloilo City to Bacolod

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My beloved asawa and I needed a vacation. After a ten day visit from relatives in Manila and the escalating demands of caring for Lolo and his dementia, we both needed a break. So we took off for Cebu via Bacolod. We had no firm plans on how to reach Cebu but knew that flying to the Queen City of the South via Cebu Pacific was too expensive an option. (more…)
Bananas, Babes and Beer. Bruising Beijing Ban Baffles Philippines.

Bananas, Babes and Beer. Bruising Beijing Ban Baffles Philippines.

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China has impounded Philippine fruit exports alleged to carry pests. 300,000 tons of Philippine bananas worth one billion pesos (about 236,000 US Dollars) were left to rot at Chinese ports. Philippine's Bureau of Plant Industry director Clarito Barron has confirmed that fruit shipments in China now face stricter inspection but refuses to believe the quarantine has  anything to do with the ongoing simmering dispute in the South China Sea between the two countries.   (more…)

Lost and Found. On the way to Subic Bay.

LIZARD POOP! ADVENTURES IN ILOILO
[smartads]Here's a guest post from an American expat, "Paul in Iloilo." Paul has been living in Iloilo since 2002 and is married to a wonderful Filipina, which is the case for many of us fortunate to have patient Pinays as our spouses. Brother Tom and I will be guests of Paul this coming Tuesday at the Moon Cafe. Tom and I are both looking forward to the visit, and I'll have more on that story along with some photos later. Paul has been kind enough to submit a few articles that I'll be running this week. Here's the first one, about his recent visit to Subic Bay for a Fourth of July celebration: (more…)