Author: Dante

Life in Manila

Life in Manila – Day 1

When I moved to Asia Manila was where I wanted to be.  Most of the reading I did before moving here was about life in Manila and I was excited to finally check it out. I was only going to be staying for a week because I already had a cheaper place booked in Angeles –...

Why You Gotta Be So Rude Filipinos?

A curious thing about life in the Philippines is how the people can be so friendly, and yet so rude all at the same time. If you are having a conversation with someone they are likely to be very happy to talk to you and very kind.  But out in the day to day world when you are running...

Living In Cambodia

Living in Cambodia – Day 2

Since I wasn’t able to stay at the original place I had planned my second day living in Cambodia was quite busy.  I had to go look for a new place, and I also needed to get address verification stuff scanned for PokerStars to get working online again and prove I was out of the US....

Where to meet Filipinas

Where to Meet Filipinas Out & About

If I was living in the US and was as aggressive about walking up to girls and giving them my number as I am with pinays I would possibly be in jail by now, and at the least I would be 86’d from all the malls surrounding where I lived. In reality there is nothing wrong...

Moving to Cambodia – Day 1

When I decided to come to Asia my heart was set on the Philippines to play poker again and that’s where I bought my plane ticket for. About 2 weeks before I left I found out that it might be hard to get a bank account and lease that quickly in PI. I was told about a...

ladyboys in angeles city

Ladyboys in Angeles City

Ladyboys love to flock to where foreigners hang out and ladyboys in Angeles City are no different.  Transgender women from all over the Philippines go to Angeles City because they know it is one of the main destinations for expats and tourists. Ladyboy dating site set up by a Western expat – Filipino ladyboy couple Many of the Ladyboys...

How to move abroad

How to Move Abroad – Ask 5000 Questions

I really don’t know how anyone could have made the move abroad before the internet.  It is already kind of hard and confusing and takes getting used to, but without the knowledge I learned reading up on Asia I never would have had a chance. How to Move Abroad – Tips The key is figuring out who...

Cambodian Ladyboys

So, Cambodia ladyboys (gets a few hundred Google searches a month, thought I’d throw up an article). Well as I’ve blogged before, I lived in Sihanoukville for 7 months. Even though it’s one of the smaller towns I have been to in Asia, for some Sihanoukville happened to have the prettiest ladyboys I have seen. Maybe it was...

Best gyms in Manila

5 Best Gyms in Manila

Finding a good gym in Asia is not always cheap or easy.  Many of the gyms you will find don’t use the aircon which makes for a hot, humid, and stuffy work out experience.  I am not by any means a gym snob and can make do with most any equipment, all I really need is...

Retiring in the Philippines

Why Everyone’s Retiring in the Philippines

If you take a trip to the Philippines there will be something about the expats that stands out. They are old. There are lots of retired expats all over Asia but in the Philippines there is definitely a much higher percentage of old expats then young expats. There are entire online magazines about it like RetireToThePhilippines.com. That’s...

Living in Pattaya Thailand

Thoughts on Living in Pattaya

I lived in Pattaya for a month.  While that isn’t long enough for me to know everything about it, it is long enough for me to have got a pretty good feel for the place. Overall I thought it had some good things and some bad.  Certain things are overpriced like they are in any city...

Living in Sihanoukville

Nomad Living in Sihanoukville

Living in Sihanoukville (aka Snooky) is a good ‘easy option’ introduction to Asia for anyone thinking of moving abroad. It’s the first place I lived, for 7 months. Compare 170+ Snooky hotels on Booking.com. Living in Sihanoukville – Pros To me the main pro of Snooky is the laid back atmosphere of it. For digital nomads...

requirements

‘Requirements’

For the most part living in the Philippines is very laid back with zero obligations.  However there will be times where you just have to get something done, and those times can be quite frustrating because of my new least favorite word: ‘requirements‘. Any time you hear the word requirements in the Philippines expect to walk out of...

Subic Beach

Things to Do in Subic, or Lack Of

I have spent close to two months in Subic on a few separate visits.  It is an ok place to visit but I definitely could never see myself living there long term. There are definitely some pluses about the city but the negatives definitely out weigh them in my opinion. I have always stayed in Barretto...