Tagged: Expats

locked up asia abroad

How Not to Get Locked up Abroad

Asia is a really weird place when it comes to laws, or better yet lawlessness. There are all sorts of laws and some ridiculously stiff penalties… but do they even uphold these laws? Prostitution Take prostitution for example. In any country you go to in Asia it will technically be illegal. Yet they all have their red light...

korean girls in cebu

Picking Up Korean Girls in Cebu

If you aren’t aware there are tons of Korean girls in Cebu (and guys). They’re around college aged and come over to study English because it’s a lot cheaper in the Philippines than Korea, and it’s an English speaking country not far from home. Even though the majority of the Korean girls I have seen weren’t that...

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...

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...

Moody expats running a business in the Philippines

Expats Running a Business in the Philippines

Something I have noticed here is that many stressed out western business owners treat their staff very badly. They pay them terrible wages and then get mad and yell at them over small things, and often threaten them with their jobs. Actually I’ve seen this in both Cambo and Phils. Grumpy westerners in Cambodia When I lived...

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...

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...