Living and Loving 3: What You/We Are Looking for as Foreigners in the Philippines

Confused and want to go back to the beginning of this series?  Just click HERE to go to Part One.

Before we go on, let’s take a look at prospective expats and their expectations when it comes to relationships and living or not living in the Philippines.

Basically, there are three types of foreigners when it comes to residing in the Philippines with a Filipina girlfriend or spouse: Those who are open to living in the Philippines, those who do not want to live in the Philippines and those who are undecided or on the fence. Read More

Living and Loving 2: Expats, Currency, What You Want and Marriage vs Girlfriends

Confused and want to go back to the beginning of this series?  Just click HERE to go to Part One.

What is an Expat?

For Westerners living in other countries the word ‘expat’ is so ubiquitous that they may be shocked to learn that many people do not understand the term. If you read books about living and traveling in other countries you will come upon the word constantly. Yet, when I first started hearing the term ‘expat’, I was quite confused and had a hard time figuring out exactly what it meant. Although I knew it had something to do with living outside of your home nation, I also assumed that the word “expat” had something to do with the a person also being an ex-patriot. A dictionary definition of the word “patriot” is:   Read More