Calbayog Uncovered

Cost of Living Update, Calbayog City, Philippines

Tricycle Rides!?!?! A friend and fellow blogger just published a post indicating that the going rate for a tricycle ride in the Angeles City area is now P100, or roughly the equivalent of about $2.15USD. Angeles is the metropolitan area adjacent to formerly U.S. occupied Clark Air Force Base. The main reason for these relative […]

Calbayog City Online Directory

Scouting Calbayog City When we visited Calbayog City in the Spring of 2012, we had already begun construction of our home a few years earlier. Now that it was crunch time and we needed to speed up finishing the house, we had a lot of questions. Where, what, how, and mostly a lot more where’s!  […]

Chinese Food Comes to Calbayog City

Calbayog City Now Offers Chinese Food! When we first came to live in the Calbayog City area, it seemed as though there were a sufficient number of restaurants to choose from and our appetite for eating out on occasion could easily be satisfied. But after living here nearly two years now, we have whittled down […]

Calbayog Tourism Projects Update

A recent news article captured from The Balita Organization, an online website that carries news from the Philippines News Agency (PNA) as a free public service to Filipinos and everyone else. Calbayog City tags tourism development as one of 2015 priorities February 16, 2015 2:19 pm By Jennifer S. Allegado CALBAYOG CITY, Feb. 15 (PNA) […]

Calbayog City – City of Waterfalls!

Calbayog City – City of Waterfalls! I keep seeing this and hearing this but there seems to be a lack of information as to where many of the area waterfalls are located and directions how to get to some of these scenic spots. (You may visit the Tourism office in Calbayog and they may or […]

[Video] Looking for a Cold Beer in Calbayog City, Samar?

Every so often, I wind up in Calbayog City late in the afternoon and will make Demitrius’, a local watering hole (Restobar) and eatery, a final stop before I head home. Many times I will find another expat or two to catch-up with while enjoying a cold beer and polutan (snacks). Of course, if you […]

A Good Customer Service Resolution

In a previous article titled Almost is NOT Close Enough For Me!, I explained both the old and new dilemmas I have with my old Sansui Stereo system. The repair shop here in Calbayog City I took the unit to for repair is supposed to be one of the best in town, but they did […]

ZUMBA and a Massage

  My wife asked me today if I wanted to go to town this evening and workout at “My Body” Fitness Center in Calbayog City. After working outside most of the day, I was pretty exhausted and suggested that I would drive her to her ZUMBA workout and I’ll get a P300 massage ($6.89) while […]

Video – The Sands of Tomaligues, Samar

  Since moving here to Samar in the Philippines, we occasionally make the 50 meter walk from our home to the ocean where it becomes a world of adventure at low tide. We can literally walk for several kilometers and enjoy all that nature provides. This day, we took our beach chairs and coffee with […]