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Live in the Philippines is a community of many thousands of people who share their experiences and enjoy reading about the experiences of others. Experience shared is knowledge gained by the many readers who are interested in moving to the Philippines or uniting with their significant other. We offer a huge database of free information as well as a wide range of services from helping you with your travel arrangements, performing investigations, starting a business and even with your visa needs

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Where do foreigners retire?

By Bob Martin | 24

I get a lot of questions from people who want me to help them decide where in the Philippines they should retire.  What city is best for a foreigner?  Well, that question has as many…

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Living with no connection to the outside world!

By Bob Martin | 0

What will you do when your connection to the outside world is gone, and you are on your own?  It happened to me…. well, sort of. 😉 As most of you probably know, in the…

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Can I bring my stuff with me?

By Bob Martin | 11

Somebody e-mailed me last night asking a question about bringing their belongings with them when they come, and how much duty they will have to pay to the Philippine Customs for that.  I am sorry,…

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Happy New Year 2007 from the Philippines

By Bob Martin | 4

I am sitting here on the whitest powder beach that you could ever imagine, using my laptop over the wireless internet connection here at the resort.  I have to wear my sunglasses because the bright,…

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Finding your niche and filling it yourself

By Bob Martin | 21

I have lived in the Philippines for almost 7 years now.  When I came here, I had a wad of money that I had saved up in order to be able to make the move…

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Philippine disasters are disastrous

By Bob Martin | 0

In reading the news, have you noticed that there are always disasters striking the Philippines?  It is true.  Every year there are always a number of typhoons that ravage the country.  They wipe through areas…

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Noisy

Can you handle the noise?

By Bob Martin | 12

The Philippines is a noisy place, I don’t think anybody can argue against me on that.  As I am sitting here at my desk writing this post, over the last five minutes I have heard…

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Being an ex-pat gets a little harder

By Bob Martin | 2

Over the past 1 year or slightly longer, the US Dollar has been falling like a rock!  It seems that whatever the bad news for the Philippine economy, the Peso still gains strength against the…

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At Live in the Philippines (LiP) we have featured many talented writers over the years. Some of our writers serve as information providers, others fill the role of expat entertainment. Whatever you are looking for from our site you will find it, and surely one or two of our writers will be your favorite!

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Excellent information for those planning on moving to the R.P., especially regarding banking. Bob, as a successful entrepreneur, shares his insights along with other long-term expat’s ideas. WowPhilippines

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Bob’s service was great! He saved me a fortune! I saved more than $1,000 on my airline tickets alone by following Bob’s advice!

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