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!
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
The Island That Can’t Be Named
In April 2017, we embarked on our very first beach camping trip in the Philippines. While camping in the outdoors isn't new to us, we're used to pine trees, mountains, lakes and campfires, rather than palm trees, islands, the open ocean, and open-air cottages.