The year 2017 was about to end, and with it, my membership with the Retired Activities Office. The RAO, as it is known, is located in Olongapo, near the Subic Freeport. That meant that a trip down from the mountains to the seaside was in order. It’s about a 6-hour drive for us, no matter […]
Travel in and from the Philippines
Firstly, travel inside the Philippines gives the opportunity to experience many different cultures, languages and scenery. The Philippines has regions that are so different that it is almost like visiting a different country even just going from one town to another. As a group of 7,107 islands, the cultures present in the country are multiple. You can spend a lot of time traveling the Philippines without seeing all there is to see.
The other great thing about travel is traveling from the Philippines to other countries. Within just a short flight from the Philippines you can literally visit a dozen or more different countries! Take that out to 6 hours or less of travel and you can expand from a dozen to several dozen countries that are at your doorstep! It all leads to some great travel adventures from the Philippines without the need for long trips!
Of course, if you travel from the Philippines, coming home is always a great experience!
I’m gonna have to split this up into several articles, otherwise, a single article will be too unorganized and long. With that out of the way, let’s get to it. I think I mentioned it in my previous article, but I’ll put it here as well. This trip was kinda impulsively planned by me and […]
The past few months, I’ve made quite a few friends through a game I like to play. While most of them play from the States or on that side of the world, there are a few who play from South East Asia. A couple in particular, I’m pretty close to now. About a year and […]
A few weeks ago a typhoon rolled through the Philippines. My area missed the worst of it, however, we did receive some severe rain which showed me my roof needs some work done. About an ounce or two of rain dripped into our new 55 inch TV. When I say new… I mean less than […]
The two foreign countries I have enjoyed traveling to are England and in the more recent years The Philippines. As with most or maybe all countries, the entry includes going through Customs. In my experience, there have always been two lanes to go through, the green and the red. The green lane is for nothing […]
My friends Don and Teody are in from San Diego for a few months and have a house a few minute walk up the street from me. When they visit they’ll normally stay for a few months but Don must make trips to Japan and Korea as part of a working contract. (BTW Don is […]