Tag Archive for Home Countries

Bamboo used for building schools or homes

In Expat circles you find people decide to move to the Philippines over 5 – 10 years or even longer. Often they buy land that they simply just sit there while they are busy back in their home countries making…

Running a business in the Philippines

This is a topic thats a headache for me because quite simply im running against a tide of negative information and comments from many people who i have yet to see any of them actually trying to do a business…

Expat Exodus From The Philippines Due To Recession?

A lot of chatter recently about the numbers of people leaving the Philippines but in reality is it the fact so many are leaving or in reality a lack of newcomers? Thailand tourism for example expected a 14% downturn in…

Say things as they are

Often you will find when blogging people contradicting a post and skimming instead of reading which often misses the point. When the blog originally came about its because the stuff online was more often than not a decade out of…

The ex wife and the Philippines

I have had dealings with a lot of people over the last few years and one of the most common reasons for them being here is the Ex-wife and the divorce. There are people avoiding child support and there are…

Living In The Philippines And Dealing With Homesickness As An Expat

Most people on the surface are glad they left they’re home countries at the same time many have found reasons that drove them out in the first place. Some are divorced and felt a serious sting in the wallet especially…

The reasons Expats aren’t trusted in the Philippines

Today was a typical reason of why Expats are even shunned upon by most expats in business. The majority of people that come to the Philippines are the dregs of society no other way to put it. They haven’t budgeted…

Why I live in the Philippines

Why I decided to live in the Philippines originally came about by a random meeting of my wife online, prior to that I hadn’t even thought about the country. Now in year three of being here and able to stay…

Cheap accommodation in the Philippines

When you first come to the Philippines you will find things are cheap. Cheap rentals, cheap car hire etc. etc. but the longer your here and a bit of research you will find you have already been overcharged. The costs…

Is living as an Expat in Cebu worth the hassles?

Answer to this question for me is “yes” my biggest problem here is often boredom but in the UK its trying to remember all those things like car tax renewal, tax returns, paying the congestion charge for London, etc. etc.…

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