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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...

Cute Filipina Women

Filipina Women & The Cute Things They Say

Sometimes Filipina women will say the cutest things without even realizing it at the time. Even though many Filipinas speak pretty good English they sometimes will say something that is just adorable that they didn’t really mean.  Below are my three favorite examples of this so far. The Moons I was talking to a Filipina when she started telling me...

Cambodian Prostitutes arrested

My Experiences with Cambodia Prostitutes

For in-depth info on Cambodia’s prostitution scene, where to go, prices ($10 – $30), and staying safe, check out my First Trip to Cambodia ebook. This post is more of a diary entry. So… I met the first of many Cambodian prostitutes shortly after moving to Sihanoukville. She was quite the character and you never knew what you...

Getting Sick in Cambodia

Getting Sick in Cambodia

Sihanoukville (aka Snooky) is not a place you ever want to need medical attention. Granted you never WANT to need medical attention, but Snooky is the nut worst place in South East Asia to need it. Just My Luck Getting Sick in Cambodia After getting my leg bandaged at the best spot Snooky had to offer (CT...

Cute Hotel Chic

Cambodian Girls – Cute Hotel Chic

Back in Cambodia when I was on my hunt for a place to stay I went to Smile Guesthouse near the beach and this very cute girl on reception shows me a room. It was the same as basically every room I had seen in Sihanoukville, just a standard hotel room. But it had a great location 200m...

Girls in Sihanoukville

Crazy Girl in Sihanoukville

Story time on who I call ‘crazy girl in Snooky’. So one night I after working I head down to the beach to take my nightly cruise past all the bar girls in Sihanoukville and walk the beach.  On my first pass I recognize everyone at the bar and don’t see any reason to stop.  I take...

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...