Luke Tynan is LIving in the Philippines Living in the Philippines has been a great move for us! Five years ago this coming August, my wife, Katleen and I decided to try living in the Philippines and moved to Northern Mindanao to live right after I retired. We moved back to her hometown and had already […]
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!
The drive seemed long and everyone was quiet. Inside I was shaking. Nervous. My mind running around all the things I thought I should do or had to do and what would I find when I landed. I just sat and watched the scenery pass as it was going to be the last time I […]
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So Boracay’s closed down now, for 6 months, maybe less, with soldiers practicing riot drills on the beach in case the locals revolt and the coast guard is circling the island to keep tourists off. Neither of those things will likely happen, riots or sneaky tourists disguised as locals. Boracay, the Philippines jewel, a long […]