I’ve no doubt that much has been documented online by other bloggers with regards to the tourist visa (otherwise referred to as “guidelines for the entry of temporary visitors to the Philippines”) necessities in the Philippines and for all other countries in South East Asia. Nevertheless, there are changes made to the process and the […]

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This, the hamburger business, is the first business I’ve established in the Philippines, albeit I have lived in the country for almost 2.5 years in all and first came here around 5 years ago, in 2012.   Why a hamburger business?   Some weeks ago, I was trying to come up with a proposition that […]

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  • What is Siquijor in the Philippines Like
  • Villa Marmarne Siquijor

    First up, a cool fact about Siquijor.   Apparently, the name “Siquijor” comes from the time when the Spanish first came here around 400 or so years ago. There was a king of Siquijor Island named Kihod. When he initially met the Spanish “travelers” he said “si Kihod,” which translates to “I am […]

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    I guess this – how do you land a great teaching English job in a foreign country when you don’t have much experience – is a question that is on the tip of many people’s tongues when they are either new or relatively fresh to the teaching English in a foreign country scenario. […]

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    Admittedly, this question worried me, given that I had a “past” and I’d committed a wrongdoing. Nothing particularly serious, but still, it was enough to taint my record, and also taint my excitement.   In fact, I’d already gained employment with a company in China whereby I was teaching English to middle and […]

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    My previous interview was with Terra Tice, whereby, she related her experiences of living and traveling in and around China and Japan.    Today, and I am fortunate enough to be able to introduce you to Hannah “Indiana Jones” Logan who intrepidly blogs at Eat Sleep Breathe Travel.  Originally from Canada, Hannah is […]

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My group of students in when teaching English in China     In the previous post in this serious about teaching english as a foreign language abroad, I talked about being somewhat skeptical should a TEFL course include a “guaranteed” job placement on successful final achievement.    Today, and I’m assessing age restrictions when applying […]

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      In the previous post in this serious, I talked a bit about how to choose the best TEFL course for your needs. In this post, it’s about avoiding one of the pitfalls: Namely, not becoming spellbound by the opportunity of having a guaranteed job placement on completion of your TEFL course.   […]

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    Though you are presented with countless opportunities to work, to live, and to travel overseas if you do opt to teach English as a native speaker in a foreign country, it surely can be a truly daunting proposition to figure out what sort of certification is best for your requirements – what’s going […]

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    Last time, I was fortuitous enough to be able to learn a lot about the lovely Adri Mendez, a young Costa Rican lady who is currently residing in Nairobi and Kenya. Today, and I have the company of Terra Tice who hosts her website over at TraipsingTerra.com. Terra is originally from California, and […]

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  • Adri Mendez at Jericho
  • African chapati
  • Ugali
  • Sukuma
  • Pilau Rice
  • Out of Costa Rica
  • Life in Kenya as an Expat

    Last time, we were treated to an interview with Richelle Gamlam, who is currently in Beijing, China, and working as a college admissions consultant. This time, however, and the focus is rather different.  Introducing to you Adri Mendez, who originally hails from Costa Rica, then relocated with her family to Cyprus at the […]

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    In the last post, I discussed life matters and occurrences with Jessica Hill, and she was kind enough to provide some deep insights into teaching English in Thailand.   In this post I’d like to introduce you to Richelle who has a blog over at AdventuresAroundAsia.   I’ve spent a fair bit of […]

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In this post, I’d like to introduce you to Jessica Hill who runs a website over at http://missadventuretravel.com/.   Jessica’s blog: MissAdventure Travel   Jessica is a particularly busy young 30-year-old lady, given that other than teaching English in Thailand and China, she’s also the founding partner of Teach English: ESL, an online-based company that […]

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  In the previous post, I talked about suitable WordPress plugins for a travel blog. This time around, it’s about travel blog themes.    Though a new WordPress installation comes with a few free themes included, these free themes are not particularly customizable, and therefore, I would suggest that the best route is to invest […]

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  Plugins for any WordPress-run website are a very personal matter. What I tend to do is to utilize the tried and trusted handful of plugins that I’ve relied on over the years for many of my other websites, and then simply implement a plugin here and a plugin there to handle a particular scenario […]

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  • How to Set Up Hosting for Your Travel Blog
  • How to Set Up Hosting for Your Travel Blog

  In the previous post, we talked about choosing a name (domain name) for your travel blog.   In this post, it’s all about selecting a good web hosting service.   If you’re not sure what web hosting is, basically, it relates to some space that is “rented” to you on a company’s web servers […]

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  • How to Create a Travel Blog

  If you’re just setting out in the pursuit of blogging and you wish to establish a travel blog, then you’ll find much of the information you seek right here. Inclusive of how to get traffic to your blog, how to optimize for the search engines (gain better rankings), and a whole lot more besides. […]

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How to Blog Successfully – Part 1   Eileen Donan Castle, Scotland     Let me lay the foundation for this post at the forefront, given that my focus will be on “successful” blogging on a regular basis.   After all, through blogging, I’ve managed to pay for most of the time I’ve spent living […]

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  • How to Make Money Lying on the Beach
  • How to Live Abroad and Make Money Online

Earn a Great Income While You Travel the Globe       Today, I thought I would discuss something different.  You see, as I’ve mentioned previously, I’ve been making my own living whilst resident in various Asian countries over the previous eight-year period.   I decided, at the ripe old age of 38, that I’d […]

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  • Owning Land as a Foreigner in the Philippines
  • Owning Property in the Philippines

Can Foreigners Own Property in the Philippines?     More and ever more “foreign” folks, such as myself, have an interest in buying property in the gorgeous Philippines. There are various factors as to why this is so: –  The tropical climate –  Investment opportunities (the land remains extremely cheap in general) –  A particularly […]

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