Freddie and my Asawa at Ford Iloilo
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5 Awesome Reasons Why You Don’t Need a Vehicle in the Philippines

I first covered this topic years ago. “5 Awesome Reasons Why You Don’t Need a Vehicle in the Philippines.” While we did purchase a new…

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Entering Electrifying El Nido

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…

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Tantalizing Taytay Tales

While we were in Puerto Princesa Palawan, my asawa and I decided to visit the Underground River. Puerto Princesa’s pride is easily the Puerto Princesa…

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Hiring Our Own Pump Boat to Haul Our Stash Back to Guimaras

My asawa and I had purchased three big ticket items…

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We Are Finally Going to Buy a Vehicle in the Philippines

My asawa and I have lived in the Philippines since our retirement to “paradise.”

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A Return Trip to the Emergency Room in Guimaras, the Philippines

It was déjà vu all over again. I had to make a return trip to the emergency room in Guimaras, the Philippines.

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Papa Duck in the Philippines

Papa Duck. No doubt you’ve seen that nom de plume on various expat websites regarding the Philippines. “Papa” was a regular commentator on this website….

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No Spend Days
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How to Live Cheaper in the Philippines

With the US Dollar to Philippine Peso exchange rate continuing to slide (41.75 PHP to 1 USD at the time of this article) and rising…

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Our Retirement Plans? We’re Moving to the Philippines!

Here’s another guest post from Scott H. He’s facing the same questions from friends, relatives and coworkers that many of us that have retired to…

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Driving in Combat (Manila-Style!)

DRIVING IN COMBAT MANILA! Thanks to Dave for letting me post my ramblings on his web site (have I mentioned you should  buy his book if…

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Top Ten Tips on Moving to the Philippines

Opinions? Everyone has one. Here’s a list of my “Top Ten Tips” on moving to the Philippines and advice for when you arrive. Feel free…

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Back to the Doctor in Iloilo. Medical Costs in the Philippines

Been writing some posts recently about medical costs in the Philippines.  My asawa and I visited Mercury Drug in Iloilo City last week, and she…

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Pulling out of Paradise

Left Villa Igang, a Philippines resort located in Guimaras in the Western Visayas region. Had spent the afternoon with my new mate from New Zealand,…

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