The two main writers at Nomad Philippines are Dante and Jspill.


Thanks for checking out NP. I had been living in the US my whole life and really hated my job.  I was ready for a change and thought there must be ways to make money online.

I had heard good things about living in Asia as a ‘digital nomad’, the dating and mongering scene over there. One day I just hit breaking point with the job, decided enough is enough and jumped head first into the idea of becoming location independent.

For 6 months I researched any forum or information I could get on living in the Philippines or working remotely, asking tons of questions to get started then just got on a plane. #YOLO.

Shortly after I was living by the beach supporting myself working online, all the time keeping my expenses under $1,000/month. Some hotels were so cheap I just lived in those month to month.

I had basically no travel experience at all so knew there would be some ups and downs but overall it has gone pretty smoothly.  I have made some mistakes along the way but so far none of them have cost me too much. I ended up living in Cambodia and Thailand for a year too, and recently am liking Indonesia a lot.

Now I am just trying to enjoy my life and be happy I found a way out of the 9 to 5 trap so many people fall into.  I have told so many friends back home about how great day to day life here is yet none of them listen.

So now I write articles on this site to help others moving to the Philippines. Ask me anything about living in the Philippines or Filipina girls in the comments on any post and I’ll get back to you ASAP.

If you’d like to support the blog consider making use of the dating site or other referral links dotted around the blog. I also put together some ebooks.


I moved to Thailand from the UK in 2009 and since then have spent lots of time in the Philippines too, plus some time in Laos, CambodiaVietnam and Indonesia.

I work remotely doing SEO and content writing for websites and Dante asked me to build this website for him. So I did and over time started adding my own posts. We first met via the 2+2 poker and travel forum.

We were already both answering a lot of questions on forums to help other guys thinking of moving to Asia, so starting a blog of our own was the next logical step.

My favorite SE Asia destinations are Bangkok, Manila, Jakarta and Saigon, big capital cities with tons of options as far as girls, nightlife, apartments and infrastructure.

Like Dante I do a mixture of dating and mongering, about 50/50. I think that’s the best balance.

Working girls are really cool people and contrary to popular opinion are not being exploited or trafficked, often they enjoy the job, work freelance, and being with them is like renting the ‘girlfriend experience’ without any of the downsides. Win win. Like giving to charity.

That then frees up more time to focus on working online, fitness, self improvement, alongside regular dating on sites like FilipinoCupid and ThaiCupid.

What this site is all about is basically a mixture of both dating and P4P (pay for play), alongside travel, food, fitness, personal development, and being a digital nomad (working online around the world). SE Asia is the best spot for those things thanks to the low cost of living and lack of third wave feminism.

So we are ‘sexpats’ but also respectful of women and thankful of the opportunity to have so much fun here. We both moved out here in our mid 20s.

Ask any questions you have in the comments on any post and like Dante I’ll get back to you.

38 Responses

  1. I88888I says:

    good to see you finally got a blog set up k2d

  2. Colin says:

    Great site. How old are you?
    I’m sure there are lots of guys like me, 47 wondering how relevant your experiences would be to them.
    Keep up the good work😀

  3. Guy says:

    Colin, may I ask how in shape you are? What kind of money you have to throw around? Have you been to the Philippines before? I knew a guy in his early 50s who pulled good looking Pinays even at his age. He was in good shape and had a good income, though. Either way, you’re gonna do much better in Phil than any Anglo country, quality wise.

  4. kick2dante kick2dante says:

    30ish, like guy said either way you will have better success here, and don’t forget about the hookers………. they arent the nasty crack whores from the western world, they are the same as the rest of the girls here

    its definitely worth it to head over

  5. Ahzek says:

    Just curious, but how well can a guy who is 5’7 260 ( and all that comes with that kind of weight on a shoet frame) 29yr old ? Been thinking about going down there, but always stopped cause of doubts and worries.

  6. Guy says:

    Ahzek, why not just lose the weight? Switch to low carb and hit the weights, easy as.

  7. jspill jspill says:

    All ages / weights are fine IMO. I found I lost weight on an Asian diet and look younger after all the banging.

  8. Guy says:

    jspill, you make it sound like southeast Asia is some paradise where a white guy can just land and start banging hot chicks. It’s not always tha- nevermind.. I love this place!

  9. Ahzek says:

    Guy, Thats the plan atm. I want to head down there in Sept. for a month. So plenty of time to lose weight, and hopefully hit my savings goal to go down there. But the reason i asked is cause my cousin is going next month and wants me to go with him. So not much time hahaha.

  10. kick2dante kick2dante says:

    just smile and be friendly and they will smile back 🙂

  11. Guy says:

    Do it man. You’ll have a blast. You’re gonna have a better time than wherever you’re coming from, at least. It might even help you realize how many girls can appreciate what you bring to the table, and give you extra motivation. If you’re reading Dante’s wisdom, you’re already ahead of the game compared to most people.

  12. Goyer says:

    Great great GREAT blog I must say. I pretty much agree with the general posts here with Dante. Thai girls can ‘appear’ to be friendly but alot of it is fake due to keeping up with social norms in the ‘save face’ culture. Thats why Thai girls will change their voice when ordering food or at a public place. They will drop their voice almost into a hush, overly use the word ‘Ka’ and clasp their hands together while overblinking, nodding and a half ass fake smile.

    Filipinas are alot more genuine (although im not sure if they are as classy as Thais…but i prefer a genuine Filipina girl.

    With that being said, alot of people slam Angeles city for being a hell hole. Its true that its a shit hole, kids begging you for money, pot holes, scams…etc, but you adjust to it after awhile and get ‘institutionalized’ (stealing a quote from the Morgan Freeman movie where he was sent to prison)

    Once you can make the adjustment period (give or take a few weeks to a month)…then this is the best place to be in. Better than Cebu and Manila. It can get boring but I love the anticipation when you have a list of several girls you gathered over a month waiting to jump on your bone later that evening.

    My ONLY concern is internet access and i need halfway decent internet. I used to think Angeles was out of the question and had to resort the empty/cold life of Pattaya..but from what ive been reading, it seems that Dante stayed at a place close to SM??

    Dante…is there a way I can contact you for more info? I really need at the least some decent internet. Right now I have 30Down/up 5 in Bangkok…..but if I can get 10 down/1 up or even a tad lower, ill be the happiest man alive.

    I stayed at Tiger Hotel 2 years ago exactly to this date and the internet was so-so. Maybe they have improved since then?

    It looks like Ill be buying a book from Dante even though Ive been to AC before. Why? All of the forums and expats really say to only deal with bar/gogo girls and not Freelancers as they can be ‘dirty’ or most likely…a setup. Though Dante has actually lived there and knows the game better than some 80 year old man on his last leg who is visiting for a week.

  13. kick2dante kick2dante says:

    haha awesome post man

    don’t be scared of set ups in AC, use a minimal amount of common sense and don’t go with a girl that has obvious red flags and you will be fine

    i used to use the wifi in tiger hotels lobby when the wifi at my place was down and tiger’s was very good from the lobby, may not be as good from the rooms

    there is a really good internet cafe (and by that i mean they actually clean the CR so you dont have to go stand in a puddle any time you need to piss) called sinsu over by natalia apartelle, take a right at manson drug if walking from tiger to walking street and its on your left just past the massage place with the green paint

    send a PM to the nomad philippines facebook page if you need more info

  14. Clit Eastwood says:

    Just want to say love this blog man. Now dreaming of the PI as my next trip. Was considering the DR but u may have pointed me elsewhere, buy need to stare at fluffy white girls till vacation time.

  15. kick2dante kick2dante says:

    i have heard good and bad things about DR, if you go please try and remember to come back and let me know how it went

    thanks for the kind words and keep reading 🙂

  16. Clit Eastwood says:

    Will do my man. I can’t get vacation until the end of year so have time to decide but will get three weeks to visit a place so can’t wait.

    Keep up the good work!

  17. kick2dante kick2dante says:

    three weeks is a nice amount of time for an AC vacation 🙂

  18. DonCruise says:

    Hey Dante,
    is there another way than facebook to contact you? I dont have facebook, so maybe you can send me your Email address?

  19. Joe says:

    Hey Dante,
    I tried to post and am getting a Java script add cookies message. Are you having technical difficulties?

  20. Roger says:

    Same situation for me. Impossible to post messages.


  21. CannabisTourist says:

    Happy to find your site ! Great real life info ! But when did you live in Cambodia ? Before Phils ?

  22. kick2dante kick2dante says:

    yes a few years ago

  23. Jacques says:


    I am reading your blog with fascination. How old are you if I may ask?

    Your blog is the motivation for me to get a break from my decent and professional life at least for a few weeks and follow in your footsteps… Just want to make sure that me being in mid 40s (but still decent looking and slim) I would be able to make the connections you did and hence the age question above…

    • jspill jspill says:

      Mid 40s is fine, that won’t hold you back. Check the 2nd comment on this page

      • Jacques says:

        Thank you. I cannot wait to get away from women I can date in the west (cold, sexless, and full of trivial problems or possessed by feminist issues that overwhelm their lives… ). I am happy just to get a break from that…

        Will be in Cebu in August and my idea is to offer a girl I may like to be my guide to nice places around Cebu. Would that be a good idea? I have made contact with a few women already via FC and moved to viber with a few select and some seem to be OK with the idea.

        I would even consider flying the best looking ones from Mindanao or Manila (again no objection to that from two out of four with whom I raised the idea and they gave me already their full name and DOB for flight booking) but it seems to me a bit too easy. What is your view be on this jspill, Dante?

        • jspill jspill says:

          It really is that easy. I’ve had dating site girls offer to pick me up at the airport, let me stay at their place (not that I would but nice of them to offer), and show me the sights. And yes lots of guys fly girls to places. They jump at the chance to travel. Even after 6 years in Asia I’m still amazed how easy it usually is. Not always but most of the time.

  24. kick2dante kick2dante says:

    I would be hesitant to fly a girl from Manila or Davao out because of how flaky pinays are…….. they have trouble keeping plans for later that day let alone months from now

    imo your best bet is to target a few in cebu but don’t book any flights for them until you have met them and are sure they are really going to follow through

    you can go ahead and book your own flights early to save some money, but hold off on booking the girls…….. there should be plenty of girls in cebu that you dont need to be flying in girls from other cities on a short trip, of course if you meet the girl of your dreams and think it is worth the risk of her not showing up then go for it

    also i think you already know this because you mentioned you got their name and DOB but don’t send money to the girl for her to pay for the flight, book it yourself to avoid a scam

  25. Jacques says:

    Dante you are absolutely right. I am discovering the full extent of how flaky and tricky to deal with these girls are… Was in a long conversation with a nice looking girl from Manila talking and planning dates, flights and details… when she asked: “And how will I get to Cebu? I am in Manila. Cebu is far from Manila.” I do not think many are capable of comprehending a plan let alone planning anything. They just live from one minute to the next… Possibly even the DOB or name they give may not be right as they probably do not see any need to be accurate about such things. So no I will not buy any flights before I meet anyone in person.

  26. kick2dante kick2dante says:

    ya man just keep it simple and stick with cebu, find a few that you like and try to go on a date or two with them in cebu before you bring them elsewhere

  27. Jhowayne says:

    I was searching in the internet on how to become a digital nomad and digital nomad here in PH then i came to your site.. Haha. I read all the comments, it was interesting on how you give advices to those guys.

  28. Paul says:

    hey are you in cebu at the moment or spent time there? I would like to ask you about a girl if you know her or been with her! 😛

    And if you do know her , perhaps give me some info!?

    thanks a lot

  29. guy says:

    hey Dante! thanks for this great interview you gave our site here http://guysnightlife.com/interview-dante-nomad-philippines/

    look forward to sharing more posts with you in the future

  30. thibault says:

    just explain me why dafuck you didnt tell before about guysnightlife (GNL)??
    obviously its strongly tied with nomadphils(NP), if its not the exacts same authors. i mean, some dante guy sells ebook both for NP and GNL….
    i strongly suspect GNL is a way for NP to expand to a wider market, after realising too late having the name of a precise location in the title will just limit your potential audience.
    well, “nomad SEA” would not have the same SEO value, but who knows how to write phil.. philip… phils anyway?

    but there is a clue that makes me think otherwise: GNL is very develloped for a new site. highly improbable dante would have written all this in stealth mode before pushing it. he would have trumpeted (no pun intended, but i like trump, so…) it sooner. if only for not mising on those affiliate links.

  31. thibault says:

    like dr blowjob and wood bar. wink wink…

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