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Plan to build your retirement dream home in the Philippines?

Plan to build your retirement dream home in the Philippines?

The first thing you need to be aware of is that foreigners cannot own land in the Philippines. However, you can own a condo or a townhouse as long as the complex is 60% owned by Filipinos. The problem is not all of us want to living in a condo or townhouse. A foreigner can […]

Mosquito Protection in the Philippines for both expats and tourists

Mosquito Protection in the Philippines for both expats and tourists

Mosquitoes are very common and even life threatening annoyance in the Philippines. Each year dengue fever affects over 50,000 people and claims over 100 lives. Malaria is another life threatening disease carried by mosquitoes. There is hardly an area in the Philippines that is not prone to the mosquito problem. Prevention at the source The […]

Danger of Getting a Pedicure in the Philippines

Danger of Getting a Pedicure in the Philippines

Getting a pedicure in the Philippines is inexpensive compared to most western countries.  The cost is typically between $1 to $2 and back home I have seen parlor wanting to charge up to $100.   There are many very good pedicurists in the Philippines but there are also some that are not. A word of caution […]

Hot Water Showers in the Philippines are more fun

Hot Water Showers in the Philippines are more fun

In the Philippines very few houses have centralized hot water systems and when providing hot water for showers the small units on the wall that plug in to the mains are the most common. I was taking a shower recently in a new apartment I recently moved into and all of a sudden there was […]

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