Greetings family, friends, and prospective foreign traveler, and welcome to my blog. On the following pages, I will attempt to chronicle my experiences in moving to the Philippines, a move of 12,000 miles which was undertaken in November of 2013.
Who I am: I am a 47 year old American who arrived in Dumaguete City by way of Boston, Massachusetts. I have no real prior traveling experience outside of the US (aside from visiting a few faraway places courtesy of Uncle Sam) and am in no way what one would consider a seasoned world travel. Indeed, most of my travels have been conducted vicariously through the Nat Geo channel and some dude named Anthony Bourdain. I am a former substance abuse counselor and am currently doing SEO content development from my tropical office. Prior to moving to the Philippines, I had done a great deal of research on the country and had joined a Philippines expat forum about a year and a half before my move. That time was well spent, as it actually prepared me for 90% of what I have encountered thus far. Still, it’s the 10% that you’re not prepared for that keeps things interesting.
So, pull up a chair, crack an ice cold San Miguel Pilsen, and enjoy the site.
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