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Rent a ticket !

Rent a ticket? Yes, that’s correct – but incredible, of course. This afternoon we stumbled over this new website. The method targets the Philippines requiring an onward or return ticket for non-residents.  Expatriates with a...

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Sorry for the silence

We are really sorry for having interrupted our series “East Mindanao Discovery Trip” for such a long time. The problem has been and still is with our Internet Service Provider “CAMTECO”. The picture below shows last...

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East Mindanao Discovery Trip (2)

From Camiguin to Cagayan de Oro. Nothing spectacular but always full of surprises. Just 111 kilometers from bed to bed – nothing else, but … We left our house at 9h30 after a good breakfast...

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East Mindanao Discovery Trip (1)

Our “East Mindanao Discovery Trip” has been delayed. Since last night 22-Jul-2015 at 07:19 p.m. power supply in Camiguin is interrupted. It seems that a heavy thunderstorm in Misamis Oriental had downed two masts of...

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Revised traffic violation fines start today

Motorists and drivers especially in Metro Manila, beware. The Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) will implement today, June 19, the new traffic violation penalties in accordance with the Joint Administrative Order 01-2014. The...

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Get rid of your money – NOW!

Old banknotes good up to December 31, 2015. It is time to check your wallets and your secret hiding places. The old Philippine banknotes will loose their value in 18 months. Bangko Sentral ng...

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Swimming in the Philippines

No we do not think of tourists swimming in the hotel pool or in the sea, we think about swimming Pinoys and Pinays. Can they swim?  Years ago, when I still lived on Panay...

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#WestValleyFault Earthquake

Within a few days the hashtag #WestValleyFault spread all over the Philippines. It became so viral that in different forums people were asking about the Magnitude 7.2 earthquake that hit Metro Manila last Sunday....

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Funny Spiders

Jumping spiders (family Salticidae) are funny companions. My “office” is outside our house on a shadowy veranda. Most of the time when I work on my laptop computer, one of these funny and curious...

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CAAP in bad position

CAAP, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines grounded two airlines yesterday. SkyJet Airlines and South East Asian Airlines (SEAIR) were forced to suspend operations. Everything looks like an emergency operation of the CAAP top...