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On road or off road, riding a motorbike in the Philippines

On road or off road, riding a motorbike in the Philippines

The philippines have pretty good roads, especially around the big cities. But when you live in the countryside roads may look nice when you enter them, and give you a big surprise half way by ending in dirt trails, messed up asphalt or concrete, or been blocked by a landslide. The weather, heat and/or rain take a toll on the pavement here and that is noticeable. Many road repairs, road construction and renewal is going on on every major island….

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Where Rivers Run Wild on Negros

Where Rivers Run Wild on Negros

There are a lot of rivers in the Philippines. Some are swimmable, other too wild. Some are all over Google because they are famous and well visited, others are hidden. Almost all of them are used for washing, either clothes or people. They are seldom used for transportation, for they run wild. Although….in some places not so wild anymore. Since canalisation of river beds is happening all over the place to prevent flooding. I took some photos of rivers on…

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A motorcycle ride through the rain in the Philippines

A motorcycle ride through the rain in the Philippines

It is rain season in the Philippines, and sunny days sometimes change in rainy days. And when I say rain, I mean rain. Like raining cats and dogs, pouring, a gray fog of water between you and the rest of the world. Streets turn into rivers and big potholes are emerging, landslides, mud roads, you name it, during rain season it all occurs. Sometimes you are on a road trip, like I was the other day, when lovely weather turns…

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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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Living on Siquijor Island in the Philippines

Living on Siquijor Island in the Philippines

Some call it the Healing Paradise and I believe it is. This Island holds all: it is the Philippines in small. It has white beaches, waterfalls, dive sites, waterfalls, mountains, cliffs, and endless jungles trails. It has been over a year ago since I arrived on Siquijor Island, and I’m probably here to stay. If all goes well. I love this island and it’s magic. And it has a healing touch to all those arriving here in a buzz from…

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The Philippines equals: Turquoise

The Philippines equals: Turquoise

The Republic of the Philippines, being an archipelago, shows you a lot of sea view and ocean view. With over 7000 islands, rates only number 73 in the world by it’s size. And because of all those island it is number 5 of the countries in the world with the longest coastline: 1. Canada – 202,080 km (125,567 miles) of coastline 2. Indonesia – 54,716 km (33,998 miles) of coastline 3. Greenland – 44,087 km (27,394 miles) of coastline 4….

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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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