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Category: Bacolod Life

Bacolod Life is a category composed of posts all about my expat life in Bacolod, Negros Island and the Philippines in general. Bacolod City is where I live and write. I love it here.

With one exception! The road culture!

It inspired me to write my first book “How To Drive Like an Idiot in Bacolod” – An Expat’s Experiences of Driving in the Philippines and How To Survive.

It is available on Amazon and other online retail stores. Click on the image below to take a free preview before you buy.

BI allows overstaying foreigners to extend stay in PH

The news that the BI allows overstaying foreigners to extend stay in PH will come as welcome news and a relief to some. With the effect of Covid, it’s a sensible move. I personally know of at least two foreigners who are happy at this news for different reasons. One got married recently here in the Phils and intends to apply for his 13A visa, but of course that takes time and his three years on a tourist visa expires in October 2021. He was telling me, before he heard this news, that the cost of flights out of the country (if you can find one) are exorbitant right now owing to the travel restrictions. You can read the full article in the online Inquirer…

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Four Year Review of Life in the Philippines

It’s exactly four years to the day I arrived in the Philippines so I guess now is as good as time as any to post my four review of life in the Philippines.

Before I do, I have noticed recently that some WordPress followers have signed up to follow this blog and not my author website. I don’t believe that was intended. I no longer have a newsletter for this blog but if you want to keep up to date with my author stuff then you may sign up over on my author site here.

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