When the Power Goes Out in the Philippines

When We Have Scheduled Power Outages in the Philippines… …we head to the beach! Brown-outs here in the Philippines are common and can happen anytime, anywhere. Most notably, my experience with them seem to be while I am watching a good movie or on the computer doing something important. Most times it is nothing more […]

Biringan City – A Tale? or Truth?

BIRINGAN – HIDDEN CITY OF THE PHILIPPINES. On the island of Samar in the Philippines, is hidden a city called Biringan. Its inhabitants are free to travel abroad. But not just anyone from the outside world can visit Biringan. One must be invited. You could drive to Biringan City, but only if you are lost. […]

Zip Line Opens Soon In Calbayog City

Zip, Zip, and Away! It’s almost official, the long-awaited Zip Line Adventure located at Malajog Beach is now open for testing!  I’m sure it won’t be much longer and it will be open to the public¹. Also, a nature trail that winds through dense forest and over marble and limestone formations offers hidden caves and […]

Calbayog City Traffic Enforcers (and Video)

My friend Bob posted to facebook yesterday that he thought traffic in Calbayog City was getting more crowded and that drivers were becoming “stupider” and made the claim that he is nearly killed each day he drives. In defense of Calbayog City though, I must side with the idea that because one two main bridges […]

Biri Island Trip [Video]

Below I have uploaded a brief video of our trip to Biri Island, Samar, via pump boat from Lavezares, Northern Samar, where we would spend the night at the Villa Amor Resort before we trekked out to the majestic rock formations that Biri Island is known for. In case you might have missed it, you […]

Another “More Fun in the Philippines” Video!

There are Many Ways to have More Fun in the Philippines It’s never a surprise when a new promotional video about the Philippines surfaces. Keep in mind though that most of these promos only show the good side of life here. You have to dig a little deeper on your own to get the real […]

[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 […]

Saturday Morning Sunrises in the Philippines

Sunrise, Coffee, Donuts, and ZUMBA! 6:00am comes early these days, for me anyway. It seems like my wife will wake before the roosters to ready herself for the weekend Zumba workout at the plaza here in our barangay. Every Saturday and Sunday (well, mostly Saturdays when it’s not raining) the ladies show up for their […]