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Are you tempted to discover an archipelago comprising a total of 7,107 islands? Former Spanish and US colony, the Philippines have become a top destination for expatriation. Indeed, many foreign professionals and retirees have settled there over the years.

Living in the Philippines has several advantages: low cost of living, quality of life, zero tax, cultural exposure. Welcome to the Philippines!

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The food of Manila reflects an evolution over many centuries, starting from its Austronesian origins and ending with a mixed cuisine of Chinese, Spanish and American influence. Filipino cuisine is a composite of more than a hundred distinct ethnolinguistic groups found throughout the Philippine archipelago, adapted to indigenous ingredients and the local palate. Manila has a ton of great food to offer and below are some of the must-try dishes to look out for.

Weekends are usually meant for spending quality time with family, friends, or with a partner. Even if you'd rather spend time by yourself, there are various cool activities that you can do during the day. Manila boasts plenty of places to visit that are full of history, art, and fun. You would be surprised how much you might actually enjoy these!

When deciding to work in Manila as an expat, it is crucial to know and understand the proper work etiquette. What you are probably used to in your home country isn't necessarily acceptable in this city. Here are some tips for adapting to your new work environment in Manila.

With the hustle and bustle of city life, keeping an active lifestyle becomes more and more tricky. Manila offers a wide selection of sports and adventure activities to choose from.

The Philippines is among Asia's premier labour markets. Many aspiring expats are choosing Manila as their ideal foreign destination to live and work in, for several great reasons. The economy is growing and is expected to keep on thriving in the coming years.

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Deztreks - an expats guide to the Philippines

2 years ago

My knowledge and experiences of the Philippines is diverse and varied as I have explored so much of the country. I feel compelled to share this with the world as a result. Hopefully, fellow travelers will come to learn and appreciate what an amazing and beautiful place the Philippines really is.

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BoracayCompass - The Ultimate Guide

2 years ago

Hi I'm Paul, I started BoracayCompass to help travelers make the most of their stay on the island. Since then the site has grown a lot, not just in traffic but also in engagement: I get lots of emails and comments from happy and thankful visitors, which motivates me to keep on building out the website even further to truly make it the ultimate guide. I do this through publishing very detailed in-depth guides about all things Boracay, such as what the fun things to do are, where to stay, how to get there etc. Basically, everything you need to know about the island.

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