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An End of Year Update

I know many of you have given up on me. I have heard from Elena there are many of the expats from Davao reading my site, even though they never let me know by comments or telling me. In addition, many would like to hear I have failed. Well life is not easy but I am surviving. It has been hard but rewarding too. I work many hours and when I can, I work six or seven days a week. It is also difficult only being able to see Elena...

Cebu and Bantayan Island Trip – part one

Recently Rob visited Cebu and Bantayan Island and sent me this story to share with you all. Greetings from sunny Cebu and Bantayan Island was a wonderfully peaceful and relaxing place.  Something you might see in a travel brochure.  I have included a few of the many pictures taken there and hope you will enjoy them.  Close your eyes and you might even hear the waves breaking at the decks edge. Getting there started with a...

Traveling to the Philippines

One of the readers commented on me writing about traveling to the Philippines. Most of the readers talk about coming to the Philippines or Davao to visit a lady they met online. Most ask about Visas, Accommodations and Budget. Tourist Visa: As an American and most other countries, all you need is a passport and a return plane ticket. Once you arrive, you will receive a 21 day Visa stamped into your passport. If you intend to...

Offering Services in Davao

You might be wondering is this an advertisement, and maybe it is. As you can see, I have had this site for about 2 years. Originally, it was a free site on Google BlogSpot. After a year, with some encouragement I purchased a server service and registered my own domain. Now this is not the main reason for this article, but I want to explain a little history. I had dreams of making an income from advertisements on the site. I...

Affordable Accommodations in Davao

I receive emails often from readers about places to stay when visiting, planning an extended stay or actually moving to Davao. This is a difficult question to answer. There are many places here in Davao. For Hotels there are many from high rated Hotels to small inexpensive ones. If someone is planning to stay for a few days or just one or two weeks I would suggest a hotel and there are many sites that list the hotels and...

Why I Married a Filipina? (part 2)

  In part 1 I mentioned how I started using the internet to look for a future wife. At first I was in communication with ladies from China and Thailand. Some had a knowedge of english, but most had very little or none at all.  I then realized from my past, that English is/was taught in the Philippines. From then on I concertrated my chat with Filipinas since they knew English. Over a few weeks I found a few ladies I was...