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Fair Winds and Following Seas

By Paul Thompson | 50

Sailors use this term synonymously with the points of sail below a beam reach, (But we all knew that) since the wind direction is generally the same as the sea direction. Therefore, the phrase “Fair…

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Pull Over

By Peter Devlin | 10

How does the old saying go? “Pride comes before a fall”. Better believe it! Let me explain. I like driving, but currently cannot get a Philippines driving license, so my partner does all the driving…

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Talks with an Indigenous Sorcerer

Journals from an Indigenous Philippine Sorcerer. The Bell of Truth and Cave Drum.

By Max Woodside | 4

I’m a retired psychologist and college professor. I moved to the Philippines for many reasons, among them -the incredible sweetness of essence I noticed in my Filipino students. While retired, I’ve been talking to and…

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Hamberger with beef brisket

It’s the Taste of Things in Life That Please Me.

By Paul Thompson | 43

As a traveler of the world I have sampled food from all over the world, a lot I’ve sought out and some I nodded no thanks to. An example was in port in Valparaiso Peru,…

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13A Resident Visa might be perfect for you to live on or near an island like this!

13A Resident Visa – The Complete Guide

By Bob Martin | 186

Want to Live in the Philippines? The 13A Resident Visa Might be right for you! In my opinion, the 13A Resident Visa is the premier visa for anybody who wants to live in the Philippines.…

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Animals and Pets

By Luke | 2

My wife and I live in Northern Mindanao since I retired back in 2013. A big change for me, not so for Katleen, Pets and animals have been a part of most of my life.…

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Moving Back to the USA?

Moving back to the USA?

By Bob Martin | 43

Why do Expats in the Philippines move back home? Is Bob Martin going to move back to the USA? For about 3 years or so now, Feyma and I have seriously been considering moving back…

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10 dumb mistakes foreigners make in the Philippines

By JohnM | 375

Expat Mistakes Ten Big Mistakes that Expats Make Hi, Bob Martin here, owner and publisher of this website. John Miele, a former writer here on LiP, wrote this article way back in 2010. Even though…

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