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How much money do you need to live in the Philippines?

By Bob Martin | September 9, 2018 | 281

Updated for 2018 How Much Do You Need to Live in the Philippines? Probably the most often asked question from people who are thinking about living in the Philippines is this – How much money do I need to have a good life there? Well, to be honest, there is no single answer that can be right for every person.  “Living good” is a different concept for every person, and what is a good life…

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Bob & Feyma Martin - 28 Years of Marriage

I’ve fallen in Love again

By Bob Martin | August 9, 2018 | 41

Yes, it truly happened I have fallen head over heels Feyma left the Philippines in May, she is working in Alaska right now. Well, maybe I should say that she is in Alaska, but leave the working out! She is employed, but they work when there is fish (she is working at a Seafood Processing plant there). This has been the worst year for Alaskan fishing in several decades from what I have been told.…

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Do I like Durian?

By Bob Martin | August 3, 2018 | 4

Does Bob Martin like Durian? You Better Believe I do! I have kind of let the cat out of the bag already on articles these past days. Mostly due to comments that already said that they know I like Durian. But, just for confirmation, yep! I love Durian! Didn’t like it at first I had never tried Durian back in the 90s when I would travel here to the Philippines every couple of years. When…

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OK, Jay, Here are my Answers

By Bob Martin | August 3, 2018 | 15

Jeepney Code of Honor My Experiences A couple of days ago, Jay Stainback had an article here on LiP entitled “Jeepney Code of Honor“. In the article, he spoke of things that he had witnessed on his Jeepney ride, and as he often does, Jay asked some questions at the end of the article. I enjoyed Jay’s article, but I did not leave a comment. I wanted to comment, but I decided to write a…

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There are even Durian Statues in Davao

Durian Lover: This is the Guy!

By Bob Martin | August 2, 2018 | 0

A real Durian Lover Few Westerners are Durian Lovers Want to see a real Durian Lover? Watch the video above. I know westerners whom I would consider a durian lover, but this guy takes the cake. Look at the sparkle in his eyes when he eats durian! To me, this is the sign of a real durian lover. Knows his stuff I can also tell that over the years this guy has eaten (more than)…

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Are you willing to try durian?

Willing to try Durian?

By Bob Martin | August 1, 2018 | 3

Willing to try durian? If not, how do you know you don’t like it? If you don’t like a certain food there is no reason you should eat it! But, what if you have not tried a food and you “think” you don’t like it? Shouldn’t you at least try? Are you willing to try durian? Well, it is certainly a personal choice, no doubt. In the end, if you criticize durian simply based on…

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