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Swimming with Whales

By on September 15, 2012 in Travel & Expat Living
Swimming with Whales

Early this year I had the experience of “Swimming with Whales”  in Oslob which is on the southern coast of the Cebu.  I was staying with a group of friends at a beach resort in Moalboal and we decided we could not pass up the opportunity to visit Oslob and see the whale sharks. He […]

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Relaxing On The Boat

By on September 13, 2012 in Travel & Expat Living
Relaxing On The Boat

I found my 10 days on the boat was very relaxing. I enjoyed the gentle rocking of the boat that resulted in a couple of others being very sick. One of the most relaxing things was having a massage on the top deck.  Thai massage is one of my favorites when done right. This girl […]

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Full Moon Micro Brewery In Phuket

By on September 8, 2012 in Travel & Expat Living
Full Moon Micro Brewery In Phuket

Took a trip into Patong which is the main tourist area on Phuket Island with three friends and at a Mall in Phuket we stumbled upon a micro brewery called the Full Moon Brew Work and had to sample the local beers. They produce three beers. The first we tried was the Phuket Lager. It […]

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Living On A Boat in Phuket

By on September 6, 2012 in Travel & Expat Living
Living On A Boat in Phuket

Arrived in Phuket A Few Days Ago. This is my first time in Phuket which is Thailand’s number one tourist destination.  The island of 540 square kilometres (about the size of Singapore)  has in excess of seven million visitors each year and accounts for 50% of Thailand’s tourist income.  As you would expect with such […]

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Collected My ACR Card Just In Time

By on September 2, 2012 in Travel & Expat Living
Collected My ACR Card Just In Time

I was book to fly to kuala lumpur on the 3rd of September and needed to renew my ACR card in order to leave the country otherwise my Philippines residence visa might be revoked. I lodged the renewal on the 24th of August and told to return a week later to pickup my new ACR […]

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Renewing Your ACR card in the Philippines

By on August 25, 2012 in Travel & Expat Living
Renewing Your ACR card in the Philippines

Early in 2011 I was robbed in my second floor apartment while I slept.  The person actually came into my bedroom and took my notebook computer, wallet containing money, license, ACR (Alien Certificate of Registration) card and other stuff while I slept.  I am a light sleeper so it surprised me but I have been […]

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Visiting Mindanao And Will Make It My Base

By on August 16, 2012 in Travel & Expat Living
Visiting Mindanao And Will Make It My Base

Currently staying down in Mindanao and enjoying the slower pace of life.  I am thinking to base myself here from now on.  I need a place where I can work which is not too remote and devoid of creature comforts but at the same time close enough to civilization. I have rented an apartment in […]

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Getting a Pedicure in the Philippines

Getting a Pedicure in the Philippines

Getting a pedicure in the Philippines is inexpensive compared to most western countries.  The cost is typically between $1 to $2 and back home I have seen parlor wanting to charge up to $100.   There are many very good pedicurists in the Philippines but there are also some that are not. A word of caution […]

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Getting a hair cut in the Philippines

By on August 15, 2010 in Travel & Expat Living
Getting a hair cut in the Philippines

While living on Mactan Island I would go to a beauty parlor at the local shopping close to the Mactan Economic Zone (MEZ 2) for a haircut, pedicure and manicure.   In Filipino they were my “SUKI” meaning I was their regular or loyal customer. This is a picture I took during one of my visits […]

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Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary

By on August 12, 2010 in Travel & Expat Living
Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary

After fisting on fresh fish cooked over a native charcoal fire washed down with fresh coconut juice (buko) and taking a stroll along the beach we visited the Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary which referred to as the Olango Bird Sanctuary by locals. The first thing we encountered was a sign with the cost of entry […]

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