pictures of the Philippines

two smoking volcanoes

two smoking volcanoes

How little do tourists know about the existing smoking volcanoes in Bicol? Sure, they know about Mayon Volcano and that it is a perfect cone and active volcano. But that’s all. They also know that there are more volcanoes in the Philippines, like Mt Pinatubo which has erupted in 1991, and produced the second largest(…)

pilinut hills in the philippines

pilinut hills in the philippines

No, there are no hills build with pilinuts in the Philippines, nor hills where many pilinut trees grow. For another version of the famous Chocolate Hills you do not need to go to Bohol, but you can stay on Luzon. To see those hills (still not discovered by tourists) you have to go to Albay,(…)

new More Fun in the Philippines

new More Fun in the Philippines

The Philippine Department of Tourism recently launched a new promotional movie to promote the Beautiful Philippines with the slogan: “It’s more fun in the Philippines”. It is definitely more fun in the Philippines. Read all the blogs I made and you realize that it IS more Fun in the Philippines. Watch the movie:   For(…)

Touristic Philippines

Touristic Philippines

When someone visits the Philippine archipelago, which consists of 7107 islands and islets, he can be assured that there is much to see or to do. In this post we will look at some activities to do while in one of the many beautiful places. Diving and snorkeling With all those islands there is also(…)

English in the Philippines

English in the Philippines

Speaking English in the Philippines is one of the first subjects in school. The above text (or something similar) I have read a few times in Newspapers and forums on the internet. I am speaking a lot to many people and the knowledge of English is not bad for most of them. I also notice(…)

few funny pictures

few funny pictures

Today I will show you a few pictures I took lately from things which are remarkable or very funny. The funny pictures are all taken in the Manila Region on different places. click on a funny picture to see a larger one, it opens in new window In front of me in a traffic jam(…)

Where is Papa now?

Where is Papa now?

This post was first published March 2009. Some time ago I was standing on a street corner in Marikina City and take pictures of passing jeepneys for my blog about this typical public transport. Check that post Jeepney, Philippines’ Pride. On a certain moment I was turning around and saw a little girl holding and(…)

poetic texts at eatery in Cainta Philippines

poetic texts at eatery in Cainta Philippines

As an Expat in the Philippines and living in this beautiful country I see lots of things. Not only the poverty, the smoke belching cars, the many garbage in some streets, but also the smiling faces of the friendly people and their ways of expressing themselves. I have reported about this kind of things already(…)

beer t-shirt for expats in the Philippines

beer t-shirt for expats in the Philippines

Expats in the Philippines needs good clothing. Large malls seem to know that. It seems they know exactly what an Expat in the Philippines needs: a good beer and a slogan to go with it (or said in another way: an excuse to drink the beer). When I was at SM a few days ago(…)

new trend in the Philippines

new trend in the Philippines

One of the latest NEW things I am noticing lately as an Expat in the Philippines is funny stickers on cars. The stickers are transparent with white printed characters on it. The characters represent the owner of the car and his complete family including pets. And sometimes there are even the names of the family(…)

funny packing ideas for the Philippines

funny packing ideas for the Philippines

Knowing the Philippine behavior in copying a lot from other countries, it is just a matter of time when the Philippine establishments will have funny packing bags as well. As an expat, and living in the Philippines, people from all over the world send me emails containing pictures, stories jokes and more of that stuff.(…)

more funny t-shirts

more funny t-shirts

I have published already a few posts about funny t-shirts available in the Philippines. Often certain logo’s of well-known companies are used to create a nice typical Philippine T-shirt. Copyrights in the Philippines seem not to exist. See the post: copyrights a farce in the Philippines. Other posts about funny t-shirts on this website are:(…)