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How to save money during a trip to the Philippines

Rumor has it, travelling in South-East Asia is cheap. Unfortunately, it is not always true. During my 5 years in the Philippines, I have lost a considerable amount of money just because I look like a foreigner. Who I actually am! However, I also figured out some simple tips on how to save money while …

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Stunning, small, Sagada: hidden gem of the Philippines

Sagada is a tiny town up north Luzon, the largest island of the Philippine archipelago. It is a great place for a romantic getaway and a group trip. Slow life tempo, great food, clear and sweet air, cozy restaurants and green fields and mountains surrounding the village – that is all part of Sagada life. …

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Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) – deadliest storm to ever hit Philippines

As a new deadly super-typhoon #LawinPH is about to enter PAR (Phlippine Area of Responsibility) I would like to share my memories of the previous category 5 typhoon that demolished half of the country 3 years ago – Yolanda (Haiyan). It was my third year in the Philippines and I’ve experienced quite a number of …

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Best spots to eat oysters in Boracay island, Philippines

Oyster heaven: Boracay Oysters (talaba – Tag.) are a healthy and fun food option. They are a natural source of high-quality protein and always set a feisty food during the meal. Maybe it’s because we seldom eat oysters just by ourselves, they are usually shared with friends and family on special occasions. Or maybe it …

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