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Our Neighborhood

As we explored metro Manila, a sprawling metropolis of about 12 million, for a couple months trying to figure out where to live, the search kept …

Hong Kong

Our first trip in the Philippines was to... Hong Kong. Go figure. But a very good friend of ours, Kevin Souza, was going to be there on business and …

Boracay

In recent years, Boracay has received accolades and top ratings by international travel magazines as one of the best beach islands to visit …

Stephen's Visit

April brought our first visitor from the US, Stephen Billars! Sure was good to see a familiar face from "home".<p>We headed first to Anilao, Batangas …

Anilao

A few weeks after Stephen's visit, we returned to Anilao for a weekend with JB and Ysa, the owners and good friends. It's awfully hard to turn down …

Cebu

May marked someone's birthday. We decided to head to Cebu, the second largest city in the country, and one I'd been wanting to visit. I'd heard lots …

Davao

June took us to Davao. It's on the southern island of Mindanao and the country's third largest city. Like Cebu, it pales in comparison to Manila in …

Road-trip

I'd been wanting to get in the car and take a road-trip. In August, we decided to head north for a few days of exploration.<p>The first day took us …

Our Philippine Adventure

Its raining heavily today, reminding me of the floods last month.<p>Metro Manila is notorious for flooding. Built on a plain between the South China Sea …

Salcedo Market

Makati is the country's urban and financial center. Commercial and residential high rises have sprouted up everywhere and are multiplying fast. But …

The "Ber" Months

A few weeks ago in early October while walking out of a store, I realized I was humming "Let It Snow, Let It Snow". Yes, it's been pretty darn hot …

Anilao New Year

What better way to end 2013 and bring in 2014 than spending time with the Dimayuga family at their beach compound in Anilao, our favorite seaside …

Cambodia

Angkor Wat and the other ancient temples near Siem Reap, Cambodia have long been on our bucket list of must-see places. Its only a 2 1/2 hour flight …

Our Philippine Adventure

November brought one of our biggest treats since we've been here - a month long visit by my brother and sister in law, Rob and Jolene. Getting here …