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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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  • Our Filipino Workers Have Left the Building 3 days ago Our Filipino workers have left the building after almost two years. Brother-in-law Joery led a crew that built a nipa hut on our property in November 2014.  In January 2015 Contractor Boy began work on our new home in the Philippines with a 22-man crew. We moved in the first of July 2015. LAST...
  • Living the Good Life in the Philippines 3 days ago What is the “good life?” Some folks believe it’s retirement to a tropical island.  If that’s the case, I’ve been living the good life in the Philippines on an island replete with white sand beaches for over seven years now.   PITFALLS IN PARADISE   This comfortable lifestyle I’ve...
  • Guimaras Governor Gumarin's Guimelco Gripes 1 week ago THEREFORE let it be known throughout the universe. I was right about something! And the fact that the Prince of our Province echoes my exact sentiments is rather shocking. Yes, dear reader, “Guimaras Governor Gumarin’s Guimelco Gripes” is a prodigious post that makes me happier than a turd in...
  • The Verdict? No Solar for our Philippine Home 1 week ago We had been looking into solar last month. The verdict is in. No solar for our Philippine home. While we’re fed up with power outages in Guimaras, we might purchase a generator instead.   WHY THE CHANGE?   What caused this change of plans? Cost and practicality.     THE COST OF SOLAR: OPTION...
  • The Retired Old Fart in the Philippines 2 weeks ago Crusty Old Expat. The Retired Old Fart in the Philippines. Both of those monikers, and others, apply to me. Regular readers of Philippines Plus might have noticed that comments have been closed for recent posts. I have a shot of myself relaxing in Boracay at the end of each post stating that.  ... 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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