Moving to the Philippines: 28 Days Later

  28 Days Later     Hail, loyal readers!   I just wanted to re-post a topic thread I started on a Philippines expat forum after I had been in the Republic for a grand total of 28 days.  Re-reading it two months later, all of the points still apply, especially the ones about the burning trash, the sun, and …

First night in Dumaguete, The Philippines

Okay, so I seem to be a bit behind in posting.  Just remember that I am on Filipino time, so why do today what I can put off til tomorrow?  Bahala na! Small city but VERY confusing for a noob. Dumaguete, or the Land of the Gentle People, is a small city on the south eastern coast of Negros Oriental.  …

It Begins! – Flight Over to the Philippines

My trip to the Philippines started on November 24, 2013 at 3 AM on a cold, blustery Sunday morning in Boston, Massachusetts.  Not surprisingly, I had not gotten much sleep.   The previous evening, some friends had treated my to a yummy, yummy dinner in Chinatown (and presented me with a super customized cake with a wonderfully realistic graphic of yours …