Archive for the 'How to live overseas' Category

Time to leave El Nido …

Saturday, November 28th, 2009
Downtown street in El Nido, Palawan

I am becoming mind numbingly bored. Living on an island is appealing to most from the outside looking in. I knew this before trying this little experiment. For me this side project on my own path to finding home was sparked by friends who kept saying to try it. Strangers reading this blog also sent… Continue reading more »

Australia and New Zealand? Should I go?

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Time to Plan For any long term readers of this website you’ll know of my poll on my about page. It gives you a chance to say where you think I might find home. I put it up quite some time ago and here’s what’s come in so far —– Europe, and Australia / New… Continue reading more »

How to connect to the internet when you’re traveling in the Philippines

Saturday, November 7th, 2009
Remote internet access in the Philippines

“How do you connect to the internet so often when traveling?” It’s a question I get asked a lot from people planning their travel trips. Especially people going away for 3 months plus who want to bring a laptop, upload photos, and blog etc,. For those who don’t have laptops I wrote up an article… Continue reading more »

Walking on water in El Nido, Palawan.

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009
Reflecting on El Nido, Palawan (click to enlarge)

Living in on an island – El Nido, Palawan El Nido is beautiful, of that there is no doubt. I will take that back once the developers arrive. And from what I hear, they are on the way. I continue to write, and I get a lot done. But, I am feeling pressured. The weight… Continue reading more »

Finding a job in the Philippines as a foreigner

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009
Chilling out with a milkshake in El Nido

Finding a job in a developing country It’s not easy for Filipinos to find jobs in a developing country like Philippines, let alone as a foreigner. In Manila I met expats with diplomatic jobs, and big corporate jobs. I also met the cocky kids of these expats. Unfortunately I also met a few of these… Continue reading more »

How I am cooking and eating on an island (refrigerators not included)

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009
Gas bottle outside a cottage

Eating, cooking, and storing food on an island Eating out every night is not practical. For one thing, I like to eat during the day too. Eating restaurant food three times a day on an island gets pretty monotonous after a while. Also, buying and cooking for yourself is a lot cheaper. Warning, if you have a… Continue reading more »

Is social integration possible when trying to live overseas?

Monday, September 14th, 2009
Lone Cellist from Budapest

I don’t have the answers to everything. If I did I would have found a place called home a long time ago. All I have to go on is what I’ve learned so far. One of those things is the importance of social integration with local people. Why is social integration important? This one is… Continue reading more »