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We all eat, I write about food, not a lot, but sometimes

Eating a Big Mak in the Philippines

Eating a Big Mak in the Philippines

This lady had been up and running since 8 on December 26, being the only one open in town where you can buy food. She had a good business going on, but with the buy 1 get 1 free, she told me, she makes no profit, unless people buy drinks. She is a keen business woman. Being open that day, knowing prices by heart and doing the maths all in her head. She looked tired, but she was in total…

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Visiting Unitop and Jolibee

Visiting Unitop and Jolibee

In the following video I show you the large Unitop in Calapan city and a visit to the next door Jolibee. But there is more! Watch me ride my motorbike. We mounted the Sony action cam to the back of my sons motorcycle and took some ‘backward video footage’. Since I’m usually the one to follow, there was footage of me driving as well. Watch what happens and enjoy the Christmas and endless T-shirt parade at Unitop! Did you know…

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A visit to Batangas Public Market

A visit to Batangas Public Market

Living in Puerto galera means: traveling to Batangas every now and then. With the bankas leaving from Muelle there is a good connection to Luzon Island and Batangas is the gateway to Manila as well. Hop on a bus and within 3 hours you enter the metropolis. Batangas offers just a little more than Calapan on Mindoro does. SM Mall for example, with a lot more variety on shops. But also the city center is fun to roam around. I…

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How much did I spent in Puerto Galera, Philippines?

How much did I spent in Puerto Galera, Philippines?

The cost of living in Puerto Galera is higher than the cost of living on Siquijor Island where I lived before moving here. I guess the main reasons are: closer to Manila and very touristic. Where Siquijor is still developing its tourism. When it comes to reachability and infrastructure of roads, I think Siquijor is better of. Roro’s and banka’s almost every hour and wide stretched roads even through the mountains. As for Puerto Galera: only bankas, if you want…

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Best Filipino restaurants to eat on Siquijor

Best Filipino restaurants to eat on Siquijor

When you visit Siquijor Island and you want the full Island experience, there are a few nice local places to eat. Eating in an eatery can be quite adventurous when you come to Asia the first time. But believe me: it is good, tasteful food, completely safe and cheap. For me it is a matter of how busy a place is. The more visitors the faster the food is finished the more likely it is to get fresh cooked food…

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How to make Lechon

How to make Lechon

Lechon is probably the most famous Filipino dish. Eaten at fiesta’s and family gatherings, pigs are for sale here everywhere. The average Filipino consumes about 14.2 kg of pork according to a recent article in Rappler and the OECD data charts show that the Philippines are a huge meat producing and consuming country. On the Island of Siquijor there seems to be a fiesta every day all year. Not exactly true, but that is how it feels to me. Every…

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Lechon, a Traditional Fiesta Food in the Philippines

Lechon, a Traditional Fiesta Food in the Philippines

The famous Filipino Lechon is actually an inheritance from the Spanish occupation. Lechon in Spanish means: roasted suckling Pig. Lechon is not only earten in the Philippines, there are other countries in the world that know this delicious dish of a slow over charcoal roasted pig. It is also eaten in Puerto Rico, North Sulawesi and The Dominican Republic, to name a few. But in the Philippines, like in Puerto Rico it is the national dish. And I can tell…

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