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Philippines

Sea Gypsies And Expert Equestrians

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While expats may realise that the Philippines is spread across lots of islands, they may not appreciate that around 12% of the population consists of indigenous peoples. There are estimated to be between 14 and 17 million indigenous residents, mainly spread over the northern Luzon region as well as in Mindaneo.    more ...
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Preparing Yourself For Culture Shock: Five Cultural Customs You May Not Know About In The Philippines

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The Philippines, a collection of more than 7000 tropical islands in the Pacific, has been gaining a lot of popularity as an expat destination for more than a decade now. This country boasts friendly people, modern infrastructure, low living costs and warm climate. There is also plenty to see and do for people of all ages.

However, moving to a new place isn’t a piece of cake. Most of the time, settling down in a foreign land takes some getti ...    more ...
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Top Ten Insider Tips About The Philippines

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Living in the Philippines can be a wonderful experience for expats of all ages from any part of the world. This country offers modern infrastructure and high standards of living at relatively low costs. What makes the Philippines so special though is its hospitable, friendly, optimistic and fun-loving people. Most of the tourists and expats find it quite easy to make friends and get integrated with the locals. However, adjusting to a new country ...    more ...
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Here Are Five Things Expats Love About Living In The Philippines, And Five Things They Hate

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The Republic of the Philippines is one of the most popular expat destinations in Southeast Asia. An island country in the western Pacific, the Philippines has a tropical climate, an emerging economy, and an increasingly influential role in Asia and the world, all of which make it extremely attractive to people from all around the world.

We asked Bob "MindanaoBob" Martin from what he finds the most appealing about living there. ...    more ...
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12 Things That Filipinos May Not Know About Their Country

An Alien's View by Bruce Curran, Senior Consultant Financial Adviser, writer, author, adventurer and Filipinaphile!

(i) As a child, like most children in the west, I fancied myself spinning, tossing and playing with my Yo-yo. It was not till 40 years later that I discovered this toy originates from the Philippines, with its meaning as ‘come-back’ in a local dialect. It was a tribal weapon used to strike an opponent. In the early 20th ce ...    more ...


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