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Expat Blogs > Philippines  (add a blog)


Retired In Samar


As the name suggests, this blog is particularly relevant for retirees moving to the Philippines, however much of the advice would be useful to expats of any age. The blog of an American expat couple who now live in Samar, it contains tips on staying fit in the Philippines, reflections on expat life, and the obligatory beautiful beach pictures. There are also updates on governmental initiatives that make the process of retiring to the Philippines easier, and thoughts on the differences between life in the Philippines and America. If you’re thinking about retiring there but aren’t sure whether Philippine life would be for you, this is a good place to start your research.


Texan In The Philippines


Originally started by an American expat but now with a range of different contributors, TITP has a strong focus on the province of Samar and includes recommended restaurants, things to do and places to stay if you’re visiting. The ‘Videos’ section gives a real glimpse into what life is like there, and the ‘Zine’ category provides updates on TITP’s personal life.


Salty Bug


An Australian expat who now lives in Manila with her husband and two children, the blog reads like a diary and will encourage parents that they can make the move to expat life. Salty Bug doesn’t shy away from telling it like it is, from the fear of driving in Manila to dealing with illness in a foreign country. If you like straight-talking advice that doesn’t hold back, this is the site for you.


My Philippine Dreams


If you prefer to get your news and updates in video format, you’ll love My Philippine Dreams.

The blog features frequent updates for expats and travellers alike, including videos relating to all aspects of expat life. If you’re worried about budgeting for your expat life, the ‘Monthly Budgeting Reports’ videos will be of particular interest. And take a look at the ‘Very Cool Stuff’ section to inspire you and make you slightly envious.


Retiring to the Philippines


'Retiring to the Philippines' was established by my partner and I to help promote and highlight the many benefits of moving to the Philippines for expats. We both believe that the term 'retiring' is not so much an age related term but more a lifestyle one.


Mango Mornings


A California Native Takes on Life in the Philippines: Expat Lessons and Travel Stories.


Tim Potter Texas to Cebu Philippines


Zol and I live in Cebu City Philippines and will soon travel to the USA and live in Sugar Land Texas. This is our story.


Life in the Philippines


This blog is about the experiences of a British man, who moved from London to Cebu City, the Philippines. An entertaining read on starting a new life.