sunset boracay - Boracay, Cebu, Palawan: World's Best Islands
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Boracay, Cebu, Palawan: World’s Best Islands

“Boracay, Cebu, Palawan: World’s Best Islands.” This trio of Southeast Asian gems nabbed the Top Three Spots on a recent survey. That’s according to Condé Nast…

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nearing underground river palawan
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World’s Friendliest Island: Palawan

Travel + Leisure Magazine recently announced that the world’s friendliest island is Palawan. Cebu, Luzon and Boracay, all islands in the Philippines, of course, grabbed…

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Islands Stay Hotel staff Puerto Princesa
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Islands Stay Hotel Puerto Princesa Review

Almost forgot the “Islands Stay Hotel Puerto Princesa Review” until one of my Canadian friends in Guimaras reminded me. My Canadian colleague freely admits to…

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underground river tour palawan
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Underground River Puerto Princesa Adventure

“Underground River Puerto Princesa Adventure.” My asawa and I were nearing the entrance to this natural wonder of the Philippines. This would be the first…

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the kano and my lovely asawa
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American Expat Adventures: Underground River Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Our tour guide, led by Dennis and accompanied by “The Captain”, our driver,  picked us up promptly at 7:00 am. “American Expat Adventures: Underground River…

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My lovely asawa at Marbers El Nido
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El Nido Culinary Adventure: Marbers

I come from German stock. Consequently, when I opened the menu for the eatery we had stopped at I realized I was in for an…

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El Nido Palawan
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Eclectic Electric El Nido

My asawa and I were visiting Palawan. We had made a stop in Taytay to visit my wife’s brother Amando and his family. Next up:…

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cebu pacific puerto princesa
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Cebu Pacific Flight to Puerto Princesa Arrived Early!

Our recent trip to Palawan began with a pleasant surprise. We departed from the Iloilo International Airport 20 minutes before our scheduled time. Consequently, our…

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Lane Michael White
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American’s Bullet-Planting Charges Against NAIA Employees Dropped

An American’s bullet-planting charges against NAIA employees was dropped by the Philippine Department of “Justice.” The DOJ junked on Thursday American missionary, Lane Michael White’s,…

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floor tile is being laid in our sala
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Our New Home in the Philippines is Nearing Completion

Our new home construction project now begins Month Six.

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sunset over guimaras
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Island Hopping Around Guimaras

Comments are back and so am I!

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Cebu City Taxi Drivers are the Best in the Philippines

I’ve lived in the Philippines for almost five years. I’ve been to Metro Manila, Iloilo City and the island province of Guimaras where my lovely…

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Mud Wrestling with Lolo in the Rice Fields

Living with Lolo, my father-in-law, is an adventure. The 81-year-old grandfather is suffering from Alzheimer’s. He spends his days outside sweeping or pulling weeds. It…

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Lolo on the Loose

Lolo, my father-in-law, was on the loose the other day. Sunday’s at “The Farm,” our  new location in the mango province of Guimaras, are usually…

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The Asawa Joins Me for Visit to the Iloilo Immigration Office

My asawa must have been bored. She volunteered to go with me to the Immigration Bureau Office in Iloilo City. I had to make my…

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