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Do you know what Noche Buena is?

By Bob Martin | 0

I guess that no matter where in the world you go, if it is a different place from where you came from the customs will be different.  Variety is the spice of life, isn’t that…

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Getting into the Christmas Spirit

By Bob Martin | 7

For most people who read this blog, they are probably used to having cold weather, even snow for the Christmas Season.  Of course, if you are in the Southern Hemisphere (Australia, New Zealand, anywhere south…

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How about all those typhoons?

By Bob Martin | 0

Over recent months, almost anybody who has seen any TV weather reports has seen that a number of typhoons have hit the Philippines recently.  In the past three months, four different typhoons have struck the…

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Attention – new procedure for tourist visa renewal

By Bob Martin | 8

Just a quick note for anybody who is coming to the Philippines on a tourist visa.  As I have said before, on your initial tourist visa, which is automatically issued upon entry, you get to…

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Don’t like hot weather? We have cold weather too!

By Bob Martin | 4

My Mom recently arrived here in the Philippines.  She spent Thanksgiving here, and will spend Christmas with us too.  She has actually visited us in the Philippines three times now, and she enjoys it here,…

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Thanksgiving – Philippine Style

By Bob Martin | 0

It’s Thanksgiving day still in the United States, but already Friday here in the Philippines.  Of course, there is no Thanksgiving here in the Philippines, it is a uniquely American Holiday (yes, I know there…

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Homesickness

By Bob Martin | 4

In the past 2 to 3 days, I have had discussions with two different people about homesickness.  In the first instance, a Filipina who is living in the USA left a comment on one of…

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Davao Butterfly House – A great family getaway

By Bob Martin | 0

Tuesday was a holiday here in the Philippines (last day or Ramadan), and the kids were out of school that day, so I decided to take them for a family outing.  We went to the…

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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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