Our house in Dauin

The place You Going to Stay in the Philippines?



Very first off, it appears as if our “My Own Personalized Philppine Life” has been properly received.  Which is neat, mainly because some awkward get the job done went into it.  I basically shot the “snow” part a couple decades again soon after a particularly rough snowstorm – that was not comfortable ample, but the piece we shot this earlier weekend down at Koo-Koo’s Nest in Siaton was downright unpleasant!  I experienced introduced the winter dresses that I wore in the initial video with me to the Philippines, and donning these in the middle of a warm, solar-scorched Filipino afternoon was rather unwell-advised.  I didn’t in fact go out – but it was near!  If you never know what I am conversing about, test out the limited (below a few minute) video that we did http://youtu.be/Uhqm9-MZCb0

Now to the topic at hand: Selecting in which you want to are living in the Philippines.


This could be your backyard!
This could be your backyard!


Or this could be your backyard....
Or this could be your backyard….


We get a ton of inquiries on the place the “best” area to stay is.  Truth is, there is no “best” put, and what could possibly be great for a single particular person could be a horror-fest for a different.  I had appear to the Philippines hoping to come across a nice small house or apartment by a white sand seashore, consequently permitting me to laze about on my hammock while sipping margaritas and staring out above the turquoise sea.  Arriving below, I speedily realized that a place like that was going to price an arm and a leg and that all the fantastic places had presently been rented out very long in the past. 

Immediately after a although, I located this neat minimal property down in Dauin that seemed just perfect.  (You can check out that online video here.)  It was rustic, proper on the drinking water, experienced a enormous yard and even came with its individual kayak.  Immediately after moving in, however, we before long observed out that living without the need of window screens is not much pleasurable and that my online-based operate was becoming stymied by a apparent absence of online – most of the time it was crawling together at .3 MB for each second.  Not great.  I also uncovered out that I truly like residing closer to the town.  We were being about 26 kilometers from Dumaguete, and obtaining into town was a authentic chore.

Now, we appear to have discovered a excellent balance – we are in a suburb of the town and benefit from quick entry to its facilities while even now getting far enough from the warmth and congestion that any city spot makes.  We also have terrific world-wide-web in this article and the electrical grid is a large amount more good.  Yeah, the home we are renting isn’t best, but we’re going to strengthen on that when a a lot more perfect dwelling or apartment will become obtainable.


Our house in Dauin
Our residence in Dauin




Rewards of the City

Dining establishments, browsing, and nightlife are all close at hand.

Good world-wide-web.

A lot more to go out and do.

Fewer brownouts.


Benefits of the Province (Country)


Cleaner air.

Significantly less congestion and warmth.

Far more open room.

Peace of brain.


So, I guess it’s all about locating a equilibrium, and – much more importantly – locating out what you truly want.  Simply because – as I have figured out – you might think you want one particular detail, but when you get it, you could uncover that you don’t.
And then you have to shift.  


Once more.