A Return to Fantasy Island?

Alternate Paradise!       After traveling to Guam last month to set up homestead in what will become our “alternate paradise,” I will be traveling back to Samar next week to pick up a few things, namely some clothes, some personal items, and the Mrs. (being the most important obviously). We plan on spending some time […]

Death of a Rooster!

Gold? No, it’s Coffee!    After having some toast and coffee (Denny’s) and using their WiFi to accomplish a few searches for housing rentals, I got my bill. Maybe I have been living in the Philippines too long and forgot just how expensive it really is in the west (or in this case, the very […]

Bohol Becomes Terror Battleground

The Philippines Today Anyone with any interest with visiting or living in the Philippines is surely tuned into the risks to foreign visitors here. Recently, and although President Duterte has vowed to crush radical terrorism here, it seems that the terror threat may be actually growing. For the first time in many years, elements of terror […]

A Mango Moment!

Superstition or Stupidity! For the last 6 months, we have been involved with a construction project here at the property. I may have mentioned in another post previously that we purchased the lot that adjoins our property and have been busy expanding our slice of paradise. I have made a series of videos titled “Expanding […]

Sunset in Samar

Another Samar Sunset! Many times I will receive requests for information on what there is to do in the Philippines during retirement. The simple response is – “Anything you want to do.” Without having any knowledge of anyone’s particular interests, I usually have to remind them that life here can be varied, depending on your […]

Philippines Postal Service

 Another Mango Moment!   Today we took a ride into town for our first visit to the Calbayog City  Post Office. Up until now, we have had  literally no reason to mail  anything. Today however, I  needed to send an old-fashioned written  and signed letter.  As we entered the Calbayog Post Office building, all  I could […]

Not Your Normal Holiday Season In Samar, Philippines

Normal for some maybe… The Christmas season celebrations here in the Philippines customarily extends through the “Ber months (beginning in September), but for some reason our season has seemed to be abbreviated this year. Not because there has been any shortage of enthusiasm, but I believe because the weather has kinda put a damper on […]