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Deztreks - an expats guide to the Philippines

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.

BoracayCompass - The Ultimate Guide

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.

Phil life.

Lifestyle and cultural commentary related to life in The Philippines.

The Expat Angle

Outsiders perspective on living and working in the Philippines

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Go Viajéro

Viajéro [via-he-ro] is derived from the Filipino word "biyahero" which means a person who often travels; a sightseer, a nomad and an adventure-seeker.

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My Adventure in the Philippines

Life and living in the Philippines

Texan in the Philippines

My married life and travels in and from the Philippines. My wife and I live on Samar in Calbayog City. I try to bring insight on life here and general information about the Philippines and the Filipino people.

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I am SaltyBug and I lived by the Sea with my family in Australia. We have just moved to Manila in the Philippines for a few years. Let the adventure begin!

Life in the Philippines

Is the Philippines right for you? What should you know before deciding to come here? What should you watch for when choosing a partner? Here's a good question: I want to move to the Philippines but where should I choose to live? Coming here could be a very happy experience but it could be a nightmare. I came to Cagayan de oro, Mindanao in 2002. Since that time, I have learned a lot about Philippine culture and finding happiness here. Coming here, I was most worried about being kidnapped and health care. Cost of living was a concern. Is it safe is a topic that often comes up. Those issues are far behind me know. I also knew nothing about scams that some fall victim to. There is plenty to do, from white water rafting, resorts with swimming pools, good restaurants and plenty of good affordable hotels. This Cagayan de oro Group is about Philippine issues and questions you may have about Cagayan de oro. Kano in the Philippines takes on the meaning of foreigner(usually American) but all are welcome. I have invited friends who are really in the know when it comes to Philippine issues. I live in Cagayan de oro but we are NOT about this city. Our sole purpose is to help those that live here or plan to move to the Philippines with information and issues they may face. It is a different world and things to be learned. Many things you may have never encountered before and differences in culture. Cost of living, where to stay, where to shop, etc are questions we can help you with. Looking back on my life, the one best decision I made was moving here. The second would be marrying Chielo. For once, I was in the right place, at the right time. I feel as though God was giving me a gift and somehow, only by the Grace of God, I took it. This may sound strange but I felt lead into what would be the best days of my life. I had closed my business and knew I wanted to travel. At first I thought I would go to Florida but then I started e-mailing with a girl in the Philippines. I checked into the airfare and found I could come here for 3 weeks with just my passport and a round trip ticket. I came here for 3 weeks and then went back to the States. Getting back it was cold, snowy and I had nothing to do. I thought of sitting by the pool at Chali Beach Resort looking at the ocean waves hit the rocks on the beach. My luck with marriage had not been good and I had been told that Filipinos made good wives. It was my intention to come here and hopefully find a girl to marry. I really had no idea that being here would cause me to want to stay. At first I was afraid of being kidnapped and I had concerns about health care. Now I have no more fears than when I lived in the States and the health care is good.

Living in Subic

A blog from the point of view of a retired US Military and contractor working abroad on living in the Subic Bay Freeport Zone

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Living in the Philippines

Experiences of a Filipino American Family's Move to and Life in the Philippines

French touch in Cebu

Serial expat for an International organization turned full time Mom in Cebu City. Here is my journey, one kid in each arm, discovering the island in general and the city in particular..

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Taboo Monkey

I am Taboo Monkey, an expat living in the Philippines with my 5 year old son. When not dealing with the daily challenges of life here, I try to blog a little and dabble in internet marketing.

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Cynical blog about living in Philippines

We would like to share our experience living in beautiful country. But on the same time warn other expats about possible complications and troubles they may face and laugh about funny occasions may happen to a foreigner here.

Philippines : now I live here !

wants to be a meeting point for those who have in mind what they want to do but don't know what they are up against in doing so, I want to provide my experience hoping can be helpful to someone.

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My life in the Philippines

A site dedicated to my life in the philippines since 2005. Covers numerous topics of importance to those considering a move here.

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The X(pat)-Files

Stories from an American living in the Philippines since June 2012.

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Guenther Vomberg's Life in cebu

Blog about Guenther Vomberg's assorted good and bad experiences with Life in the Philippines since hew first came in 1985. It contains Lifelyhood stories, Volunteer Activities and Travel experiences. As well as some Sailing experiences and the likes.

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Guenther Vomberg life in the Philippines and Cebu since 1985

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And then we… interviewed Mariam!

Mariam Navaid Ottimofiore became an expatriate at just two months old. This economist turned expat writer is now inspiring others while raising two multicultural and multilingual kids...