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Broken hearted in the Philippines

Broken hearted in the Philippines

Unlike many of the men moving to the Philippines I dod not move here to find love. Yet I did, for a while that is. When I came to the Island of Siquijor love found me. Being a happy single and traveling S. E. Asia, I was a little surprised by it. It gave me some choices. And after a short trip away from the Island and the man I fell in love with, I decided to change my lifestyle…

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Kagusuan Beach Siquijor, Philippines

Kagusuan Beach Siquijor, Philippines

The joy of living on Siquijor is that there are plenty of white beaches to visit. Even when the Habagat winds blows the endless stream of rubbish and plastic soup on the Filipino shores there is always the other side of the island to go for a swim. My favourite beach is Kagusuan Beach. It is white, coral sand beach, with huge rocks in the water. The seagrass is a little further out in the ocean so there is a…

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The blonde and the punctured tubeless tires

The blonde and the punctured tubeless tires

I’ve been driving my Yamaha SZ150 for quite a while now, and with great pleasure. Although Filipino men have an opinion about it: A clutch motorbike is no good for a woman. I have to hear that over and over again. I just laugh when they mention I should have bought a scooter or a semi automatic. For a while now I was complaining about a wobbly feeling in the rear tire. Sometimes, not consistently, but it felt the motorbike…

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Is it safe to live in the Philippines?

Is it safe to live in the Philippines?

Many Governments issued a negative travel-advice for the Philippines after the so called Bohol Incident. And a lot of people wonder if it is safe to travel to the Philippines or to live there. Since the experience of safety is a personal one, I can only speak for myself. Please do take note that whether it is a real threat, a political game or just a hoax to scare off people: whenever a government gives a travel advice you are…

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Visa Extension in the Philippines: Cost breakdown

Visa Extension in the Philippines: Cost breakdown

It was time for my visa extension and since there is no Bureau of Immigration on Siquijor, I went to Dumaguete. Once in the office I learned that now I can do a six months visa extension in Dumaguete, no need to go to Cebu, Bacolod or Iloilo for that. Great improvement, but I needed to visit the ATM first, before applying. Since a 6 months visa is more expensive off course. But first things first, I got a question…

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My Homestay beach front rental on Siquijor

My Homestay beach front rental on Siquijor

After Dumaguete I decided to live in the beautiful Island of Fire: Siquijor. Just across the water, an hour and a half by roro-ferry from Dumaguete pier. Actually, you can see the island when you walk Rizal Boulevard. I rented a beach front cottage at a homestay facility. For me that means: hotel facilities like: towels and bedlinnen provided, gas, water & electricity included in the price and cleaning upon request. I pay 15,000 pesos per month which is about…

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What do Groceries cost in the Philippines

What do Groceries cost in the Philippines

The big question everybody asks on YouTube is: What is the cost of living in the Philippines. And the answer is, that there is no answer. You can make it as cheap or expensive as you want. What I do in this video and maybe in videos to come is to show you the price of groceries. So you get a clear idea of what things cost around here.