I’ve been suffering through two days of no Internet in Bogo City and one day of hot brownout on top of that. Yes, our Internet connection has been down for a couple of days in Bogo City. This morning I was working on something on my PC and they added insult to injury when boom,…
Living In The Philippines -- The Cebu Experience
Hi, my name is Rusty Ferguson. I am an American expat living in the Philippines since February of 2008. I grew up in the Southern USA. I retired early and decided to add some excitement to my life by moving to the Philippines.
I am having the best time of my life. If you are thinking about moving to the Philippines this is the site for you. Follow along and learn how to avoid some of the mistakes I have made and some of the things that have gone well for me.
With this blog, I cover topics like living in the Philippines, the cost of living in the Philippines, Filipino cultureand the US dollar to Philippine peso exchange rate. Being a lover of photography, there are many photorgraphs throughout this blog. Nearly all of which have been taken by me.
|This is Jessie. She is Filipina and is my girlfriend. She has lived in the Philippines all her life is a great source of information for me. |
She helps me with this website, mostly working in the background as my proof reader. Which is a bit ironic since English is not her first language. Her friends from Tacloban make fun of her because when she speaks English now, she does so with a bit of a Southern Accent.
Jessie is an angel but she's got a fiesty attitude. Since she has to deal with me day in and day out, that is a good thing. But I lovingly call her my ornery angel at times. She treats me like a king.
The Bogo City Festival just had finished up its yearly event. I spent several days trying to find out when the parade would be. I’m beginning to wonder if there even was a parade. There had to be a parade. I don’t think it is possible to have a festival in the Philippines without a…
Many Westerners living in the Philippines become disillusioned soon after they arrive in the Philippines. Sometimes people think they can live like a king in the Philippines. They often have limited budgets of around $1000 a month or less. Can you live like a link in the Philippines on $1000 a month?
That depends on your perspective. Most Filipino support an entire family, often a large family on far Eagle At Crocodile Farmless than$1000 a month. If you have $1000 a month to live on in the Philippines, most Filipino would consider that kingly living. Most Westerners wont agree with that assessment.
Everyone was pretty excited about landing on Capitancillo Islet. When you live in the Philippines, you’re use to breath taking beach scenes with ultra clear water. Usually there will be some trash in the water and on the beach but not at Capitancillo. Capitancillo Islet is fairly well know throughout Cebu Philippines. Its not as…
As some of you know, I finally made it to Capitancillo Islet last week. I’ve wanted to go for a while but the cost is kind of high compared to Bantayan Island. So I usually just went there instead. The cost isn’t bad but I can get an air con room at Bantayan and spend…
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