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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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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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Patience is a virtue

Patience is a virtue

Patience is a virtue, the ability to wait for something without getting angry or upset is a valuable quality in a person. And I see a lot of it in the Philippines. It is a character trait that seems to be embedded deeply in the Filipino culture and society. Seldom I see people loose their temper and with great respect I see people do daily chores, repeating the same work over and over again. Like the endless laundry in the…

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Is it safe to travel to the Philippines

Is it safe to travel to the Philippines

Maybe the most asked questions of the last few weeks since the Marawi incident. Yes, I  call it an incident. Because that is what it is. Like all the other incidents that happen all over the world. The incident in Manchester, London, Paris you name it, they are all incidents. and it is the media, and the hype around it that make us feel insecure and maybe even scared. To scared to travel in some cases.  For I saw already…

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