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Renting an apartment in Puerto Galera, Philippines

Renting an apartment in Puerto Galera, Philippines

After the first stage of the journey through the Philippines I arrived in Puerto Galera again. It was two years ago since I first came here. I started my adventure in October 2015 in Puerto Galera, where I did an all inclusive in Badladz Beach Resort. The benefits of an all inclusive in those days were that you can get used to the country and overcome your culture shock within save boundaries of hotel grounds. With not a lot to…

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Travelling from Siquijor to Dumaguete with a Motorcycle

Travelling from Siquijor to Dumaguete with a Motorcycle

Before you can leave your region in the Philippines with your new registered motorcycle you need an signed authorisation from the Land Transportation Office. This paper comes with your registration and plate numbers. Without this letter of authorisation you are not allowed to leave your region, and fines can go as high as 2,000 pesos. Once you have your set of registration papers, you are free to travel I travelled with Montenegro RoRo leaving Siquijor Island at 10am on weekdays….

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How much money you need to live in the Philippines?

How much money you need to live in the Philippines?

In this article I will try to answer the most asked question in my mailbox and also the most difficult question to answer. How much money do you need to live in the Philippines? When people ask me how much money they need to live in the Philippines I always answer them that that does depend on a number of thing: your quality of life: how much do you need to spent to live a happy life? where are you…

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Philippines, cost of living

Philippines, cost of living

The cost of living in the month of June, as far as my lifestyle. As I have been emphasizing ever since I started occasionally sharing my cost of living: your cost of living depends on where you live in the Philippines and what your lifestyle is. If you sit in front of the aircon all day all night, your cost of living will be so much different only because of your electricity bill. Mine is around 1000 pesos (20 euro)…

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About Motorbikes, dogs and accidents in the Philippines

About Motorbikes, dogs and accidents in the Philippines

I drive a big motorbike, specially for a woman my age. I am 56 and my motorbike is a Yamaha SZ150. Yes, it comes with a clutch. Many Filipino men tell me that is not a female bike. Somehow a motorbike with a clutch is a male thing. Not for me. Although it is a heavy bike (150 kg and with full tank even heavier) I love driving it. And I do not feel ashamed when I’m parked in the…

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My Cost of Living in the Philippines

My Cost of Living in the Philippines

Time for another update on the cost of living in the Philippines. A question asked the most is: can I live in the Philippines for …. X- amount of money. And my answer is always the same: that depends on how you want to live. What you need in life to be comfortable. But to give all ye seekers for financial information for an expat life in the Philippines, here is what I pay for things and that should give…

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Is it okey when my Filipino Boyfriend asks for Money?

Is it okey when my Filipino Boyfriend asks for Money?

Today in Readers Ask Questions a questions from a Chinese woman living abroad. she is dating a Filipino also living abroad. Although he has a good income, on a regularly base he asks financial support from me. Is that okey for a man to do?, she asked me. Here is what I told her and what I think on the matter, after dating Filipino men myself. It is never okey for one person to depend on another person for endless…

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