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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...

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...

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...

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...