Money in the Philippines

Money Pimpin’ In the United States, I was lower middle class (or something along those lines).  Here in the Philippines, however, I am a Peso multi-millionaire!! Then again, its 45 pesos to the dollar right now…..   In ninety days, I have spent approximately $10, 500 USD.  Hoo-wah, big spender!   It seems like a lot, but it factors in the …

The Weather in the Philippines

The Weather A little island off of Sipalay, Negros – It’s HOT!!! As soon as I stepped off the 747 in Manila, I instantly felt the heat and humidity.  Although cliché, it literally was like stepping into a wall.  I had left Massachusetts when it was nearly freezing out, so the juxtaposition  to the tropical environment was a bit disorienting.  …

Nearly 90 days in the Philippines!

  Casaroro Falls – Valencia, Negros Oriental     OK, so it’s been nearly 90 days – yes NINETY DAYS – since your intrepid world traveler stepped off a 747 into the dizzying madness that is the Republic of the Philippines.  In that short time I have eaten the best meal of my life (fresh kinilaw), the worst food of …