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 …

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 …

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.  …