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Traveling office and Internet 0

Traveling office and Internet

Traveling and working is an easy task in the Philippines. All you need is a laptop computer and a cell-phone. SMART, the largest telecoms operator within the Philippines offers GPRS connections even with your...

4 new pages about Panay Island 0

4 new pages about Panay Island

We are pleased to inform you that there are 4 new tourism pages on our website: – Boracay Island  – Mararison Island – Lezo, the potters village – Panay Island Roundtrip Happy reading and...

Septic Infection 0

Septic Infection

I have ever told that one should be careful with small skin scratches.  I did not! (See also our MEDICAL advice page ) I rubbed an itching mosquito-bite and bingo! The small wound infected with...

Got a bug 0

Got a bug

Working at night in the Philippines can be very exiting. It’s never cold. You hear all the natural sounds of waves, insects and other animals. Sometimes a karaoke machine is too loud.  Last night...

La Niña! Who’s that? 0

La Niña! Who’s that?

Since fall 2007 we encounter bad weather conditions. Is it “La Niña”? La La Niña  causes mostly the opposite effects of El Niño, for example, El Niño  would cause a dry period in the...

Great Kite Weather in Boracay 0

Great Kite Weather in Boracay

Yesterday and today there was great kite weather in Boracay. We counted over 100 kites simultaneously in the sky. Winnie raced all over the beach on his mountain bike to give instructions and check...

Fine taxi drivers in Manila 0

Fine taxi drivers in Manila

Last weekend I’ve been in Manila and had to take a taxi from Manila Airport to my Makati Hotel. To my great surprise the taxi at the airport was ultra clean. The driver immediately...

Mini “Putsch” in Manila 0

Mini “Putsch” in Manila

Dramatically played out on live television, an opposition politician and rebel military officers surrendered to government forces after taking over a luxury hotel in Manila. “We’re going out for the sake of the safety...

Two typhoons 0

Between Hagibis and Mitag

During the last few days (November 20 thru 27, 2007) we felt like Ulysses between Scylla and Charybdis. Two depressions came over the Pacific (what a name!). First there was a tropical depression, Hagibis,...