Archive for the 'Philippines' Category

How “not” to do business when traveling

Monday, October 11th, 2010
Calculator and Pen

Avoiding business mistakes when traveling: lessons learned Strange as it might seem, but learning lessons through travel is relatively easy compared to learning lessons through business and travel combined. I’ve learned a lesson on how not to do business when traveling In each country I pass through, there are a different set of rules. Not… Continue reading more »

Philippines vs East Asia, where did it all go wrong?

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010
Incense burning in a Chinese Temple

Why is The Philippines so far behind the rest of East Asia? Why is The Philippines failing on so many levels when it should, by all accounts, be a major contender in South East Asia? What you might not know, is once upon a time, it was just that, a major economic contender in all… Continue reading more »

5 Things I like about the Philippines

Thursday, September 16th, 2010
Lumpiang Chinese spring rolls from the Philippines

Things I like about The Philippines  As a follow up to my previous article about 5 things not to like about the Philippines, this one is written with a lot less annoyance. It’s easier to write about things you don’t like than the things you do, at least in detail, for me. What’s more, most… Continue reading more »

5 things I don’t like about The Philippines

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010
Inside a Philippine Ferry

Things not to like about The Philippines There are some things I don’t like about the Philippines,  I’m writing them down. Throughout my journals I give a fairly impartial view of most things, keeping my writing in tuned with my own journey rather than just “mouth off”. However, I do feel that for anyone to… Continue reading more »

I got hit by a taxi, but that’s not the worst thing

Monday, August 30th, 2010
Taxi in traffic in the Philippines

I wasn’t going to write in my journal about such a trivial event like being hit by a taxi. Trivial because, because aside from some arm bruising, I am fine. What happened minutes afterwards is however, leaving a lasting impression on hospitality in The Philippines. Why walking is a virtual crime in the Philippines I walk to many… Continue reading more »

Gun Crazy Philippines

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010
Pistol firing in The Philippines

Guns in The Philippines are everywhere I am not sure if the average tourist picks up on the fact that guns are everywhere in The Philippines. From the police, to the private security man on down to the general public. In the Philippines you have the right to bear arms. Sadly on Monday August 23rd… Continue reading more »

The Tibetan Temple in Davao City & how to realize you’ve gone too far

Friday, August 20th, 2010
The Tibetan Temple Inc in Davao City, The Philippines

Getting to the Tibetan Temple in the rising morning heat was quite easy. There was a small Sari Sari store outside and some shelter in the form of some palm tree coverings. Something I needed, as I am not a fan of humidity. I looked at the large red gates that were firmly closed in… Continue reading more »