Category: Philippines

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...

protein powder in the philippines

Protein Powder in the Philippines

Protein powder in the Philippines can be hard to find, as with many expat-type products. You can find it, the problem is if you want a quality protein powder it will cost you a lot.  Below are some options to find it in the store or also online. In the Store The best store to get...

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...

Restaurants in Angeles City

Best Restaurants in Angeles City

Now a lot of interesting stuff comes up for a Google search of ‘Angeles City Philippines’ but one thing you don’t find much info on is where to eat. As anyone who has traveled to third world countries can tell you picking the right restaurant is very important, and restaurants in Angeles City are no different....

Cheap hotels in Manila

Cheap Hotels in Manila I Stayed At

Despite the fact that living cheap in the Philippines is very easy, one thing you will come to find is that hotels and apartments are way overpriced compared to other Asian cities. This is one place where you really get bad value in the Philippines but I can point you to a few cheap hotels in...

Restaurants in Cebu

Top 6 Restaurants in Cebu

It takes awhile to get settled into any new place and Cebu is no different. Finding the right restaurants in Cebu took me quite awhile but eventually I was able to locate some good ones. Originally I was eating almost all of my meals at Ayala Center Cebu, but now I am down to only eating half...

cost of living in angeles city

Cost of Living in Angeles City

An Angeles City budget breakdown is not an easy thing to write because it is totally dependent on how much ‘entertainment’ a person is going to want.  More importantly maybe, it’s where they are going to want to have it. Get numbers outside the bars to cut down on costs – Fields Avenue girls via Flickr...

Cheap hotels in Angeles City

5 Cheap Hotels in Angeles City Philippines

If you’re on a budget trip to Angeles City one of the best ways to keep your costs down is to get good value on your room. There are some expensive places but mostly it’s all cheap hotels in Angeles City. Here are five Angeles hotels that I have either stayed at, or no someone who...

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...

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...