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A resource guide for American expats moving to or living in the Philippines. Useful information also geared for expats worldwide.
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  • Philippine Peso Hits Near 12-Year Low 1 day ago “Philippine Peso Hits Near 12-Year Low” is good news for expats who convert their US Dollars to the Philippine Peso. The Manila Times reports that the peso weakened to a near 12-year low anew on Thursday. One bank analyst attributed the peso’s decline to a central bank decision to cut bank...
  • Lively Latin Dancers, Manggahan Festival Guimaras 5 days ago I couldn’t dance my way out of a rice sack riddled with holes. “Lively Latin Dancers, Manggahan Festival Guimaras” is a post that solely exists because of The Sainted Patient Wife. My better half loves to dance. She’s especially fond of Latin dances, the Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, and Paso...
  • Philippines: American Shot Dead after Refusing to Buy Beer 1 week ago “Philippines: American shot dead after refusing to buy beer.” This headline jutted out to me in The Daily Guardian this morning. As I sipped my steaming hot cup of Good Day White Frappe, I quickly perused this tragic story which could happen to any American, or other foreigners, living in the...
  • Manggahan Festival 2018 going to the Dogs 1 week ago OK, it’s not the most original title, but Guimaras’ “Manggahan Festival 2018 going to the Dogs” best describes yesterday’s premier late afternoon event. It’s the eighth celebration of the sweetest mangoes in the world that The Sainted Patient Wife and I have attended. This is the first...
  • Guimaras Globe Internet Speeds Still Suck 1 week ago A recent article in The Manila Standard slightly amused me. The bulletin purported that mobile Internet download speed in the Philippines had improved last April 20118. The Crusty Old Expat, always the skeptic, decided to do his own independent study. The results? Guimaras Globe Internet Speeds... Expat Blog Awards 2012: Philippines Silver Award!

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00:56 AM March 22, 2013

One of the first expat sites I visited and one of the few blogs I still follow. Dave puts forth the every day life events of living in the Philippines with both candor and humor. A must subscribe! Also a good resource on dating Filipina women.

19:52 PM May 08, 2015

defiantly a most follow blog for anyone wanting some strait forward approach about life in the Philippines. and also if you ever consider building a house I'm sure he has a lot of first hand experiences he will gladly share. and besides he's a good old country guy from central ILL.

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