Bang for Buck in The Philippines: What Your Dollar Will Get You

Dazzling beaches, bountiful seafood and friendly, English-speaking locals aren’t the only things the Philippines has got going for it. Expats looking for a sunny place to retire will find a little money goes a long way in this island nation. Because the Philippines hasn’t—yet—developed to the extent many of its Southeast Asian neighbours have, it’s possible to live quite comfortably on modest means...

Striking a Balance in Cebu

Cebu. The island and the name brings up images of blue skies, roasted pork, friendly smiles and sweet mangoes. It’s not hard to see why many expats retire in the ‘Queen City’. Cebu and its surrounds offer a winning mix of island life and big city comfort, at prices that don’t break the bank. It’s this balance of having your French croissants and eating them on a hilltop too, that makes Cebu special..

Rent for $650 a Month in Thailand’s Capital

A friend told me you could live in Bangkok for two years, drive every day and still not see everything—and I believe him. But of course its vast size means there’s something new to discover every day, so it’s no surprise Thailand’s capital easily converts tourists to travellers, travellers to frequent visitors and frequent visitors to happily settled expats..

Dumaguete: A Retirement Haven in the Philippines

Depending on how you see it, Dumaguete is either a university city with some great diving or a diving spot with some great universities. It’s also one of the world’s best places to retire, perfect for enjoying island life. This is a laidback place. There are no traffic lights here and somehow it works because Dumaguete lives up to its name as...

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