Category: Making the Move

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Manila Airport Taxi Scams, Ripoffs, Free Uber Ride

Flying to the Philippines Before you board a plane to fly to the Philippines you need an onward ticket as they usually enforce that requirement strictly. I wrote more about that in this post. This post is about what happens after you land at Manila airport. I always land at Terminal 3 using Cebu Pacific but these tips should also be useful...

Onward ticket from the Philippines – FAQ / Workaround

Before you board a plane to the Philippines you need to show a return or onward flight ticket (to anywhere outside PI), an annoying ‘immigration requirement’ for foreigners. Once you land you don’t have to show it. Some common questions that it’s hard to find the answers to on Google, and a cheap solution: Do they always ask?...

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...

Why live in the Philippines

Why Live in the Philippines?!

When I was trying to decide where I wanted to move the main selling points about the Philippines were that English is widely spoken and the cost of living is low. Why Live in the Philippines?! English Ability The English is so good here you have little need to try and learn the local language. For one there are...

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...

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...