Philippines, Tyler's Tidbits

The Library is a Lovely Place to Be!

Just over a month ago, I was given a chance to go to a nearby town and help the GoAbroad Foundation create a library for a school in need. When I say nearby town, I mean about an hour and a half jeepney ride away! The town of Dagami is home to Patoc Elementary School.… Continue reading The Library is a Lovely Place to Be!

Philippines, Tyler's Tidbits

Fiesta! Fiesta! Fiesta!

Fiesta is one of my favorite things here in the Philippines. It reminds me of one big block party. Each barangay, which is the Filipino term for neighborhood or village, has their very own Fiesta each year. In most cases, Fiestas are in honor of a barangay's patron saint -- each community was assigned a… Continue reading Fiesta! Fiesta! Fiesta!

Kayla's Column, Philippines

Becoming an Expat in the Philippines

As the cliches go...I took the leap, I dove in, I just did it! But really -- how and why¬†did I become an expat in the Philippines? How did I become an expat in the Philippines? The story really begins in 2011 when I accepted an internship with GoAbroad.com. I was a junior at Colorado… Continue reading Becoming an Expat in the Philippines