Balikbayan Box: Everything you need to know
Shipping things to the Philippines? You need to learn about the Balikbayan Box! Do you have items that you want or need to ship to the Philippines? The least expensive way to do it is via the Balikbayan Box. It is not the fastest way, but it is the cheapest, by far. What is a…Read More
Best Courier Service in the Philippines – And the Cheapest?
A lot of people ask me what the best courier/delivery service is in the Philippines. Some people ask me what the cheapest courier service is. Some even want to know which service covers both bases! The best and the cheapest? Well, normally the best service of any kind is not the cheapest, and the…Read More
It’s cheaper in the Philippines, right?
Everything you might want to buy is cheaper in the Philippines, right? Well, I’m sorry to inform you, but it just ain’t so. Indeed, many things are cheaper here, but the truth is, many things are much more expensive here than in your home country, you can bet on that. For the most part, the…Read More
How to get a Philippine Driver’s License
Today we have another edition of the Expat Answerman! Today we feature several questions from readers. First, we have a follow up from Henry. You may remember a couple weeks back Henry called in with a question regarding his 13A Visa. His visa was cancelled due to the death of his Filipina spouse. Now, Henry…Read More
Should I ship my belongings when I move? EAM
Moving is never fun, but when we make a move half way around the world there are lots of considerations that must be made! Many of those who wish to move to the Philippines are already retired, or approaching retirement age. Anybody who has made it to that stage of life surely has accumulated a…Read More
Shipping to the Philippines
Just Stuff It In A Container and Ship It, Please Contain me, baby, please. Sometimes I get an idea for an article here and I just can’t contain myself. Prepare to learn a lot about containers, road, rail and ocean shipping and how they all apply to moving to the Philippines. Definitions and Terms First…Read More