Author: Dante

Booking hotels online

Booking Hotels Online For The Win

Anytime you are traveling to a city one of the most important things you can do is book a hotel online in advance. This has many advantages. You know you will definitely have a place to stay and won’t have to search for one when you arrive. That would cost you time and money in taxis....

How to ride a jeepney in the Philippines

How to Ride a Jeepney in the Philippines

While most people living in the Philippines may not ever step foot in a jeepney there are some that will. If you are like me and like good value then it’s hard to find better value than getting from point A to point B for only 20 cents. Even though taxis are cheap here they still cost 10x...

Police Scams in Asia

Police Scams in Asia?

I’ve been lucky enough to not get caught up in any police scams in Asia the past 3 years. In fact I have had almost no dealings with the police at all. In Sihanoukville one time a cop came in and I was walking through the bar to leave and Cute Hotel Chic jokingly told him I...

My Living Costs In Asia

It seems that any city that I have chosen to live in long term my monthly spending has always been between $750-$950 a month in total. Sihanoukville, Cambodia on the low end and Manila, Philippines on the high. Cebu, Angeles and Pattaya somewhere in the middle. Some cities I will spend more on a nicer apartment...

Bar chat with an expat in Cambodia

Bar Chat with an Expat in Cambodia

When I first got to Sihanoukville I had a really long and informative chat with a western expat girl named Nero.  She was a 30ish year old lesbian from Finland who had lived in Snooky for a while. She dealt poker games at a local bar and her pay was a quarter out of every hand she...

What is a digital nomad

What is a Digital Nomad?

A digital nomad is someone who moves around from place to place and doesn’t put any roots in the ground.  He is free to come and go as he pleases and has no ties to any location and no strong relationships with anyone.  When he gets bored of a place or feels like it is time to...

Gyms in Cebu

Top 5 Gyms in Cebu City

There are many gyms in Cebu City so it should be very easy for you to find a place to work out nearby.  The question is will the gym be nice enough that you will want to work out there.  Some gyms have very old machinery and don’t use the A/C so it gets really steamy...

Opening a bank account in the Philippines

Opening a Bank Account in the Philippines

Opening a bank account in the Philippines can be a bit more of a hassle than in some other Asian countries. At every bank I have been to you must get an ACR card (Alien Certificate of Registration) before you can open one. That really slows down the process for any expat because I have heard conflicting reports...

Tips on how to move to the Philippines

13 Tips For Making the Move to the Philippines

While I’ve written lengthier stuff about some of these topics in this section here is a quick breakdown on what you need to do before making the move to the Philippines. Move to the Philippines – #ProTips 1. Don’t expect every Filipina girl you meet here to be a stunner.  If you read on some other...

sending money to the philippines

Sending Money to the Philippines

Before sending money to the Philippines you need to do your homework to make sure that you don’t end up paying to much in fees. Not all transfers are created equal and you can lose a lot of money in transfer rates. There are certain things you need to do before you send money to the Philippines...

Hotels in Sihanoukville

Hotels in Sihanoukville (Snooky!)

If you are backpacking around Cambodia then Sihanoukville aka ‘Snooky’ is certainly a place you must visit. Check out this Wikitravel guide. You can live on the beach cheaper than you ever imagined because Sihanoukville hotels are so cheap, as is everything else in the city. Compare 170+ Snooky hotels on Booking.com. With hotels as low as...

Hotels Phnom Penh

Top 3 Budget Hotels Phnom Penh

One of the best things about Cambodia is how easy it is to find cheap lodging.  With it being so cheap for hotels Phnom Penh is kind of a backpackers dreamland because you can stay there affordably without having to commit to a lease. There are so many hotels in the $15-$20 a night range even...