In the Philippines it is easy to look for expat bars in the bigger cities like Manila and Cebu. It is easy to speak the common language with your fellow country man and it is great to moan and moan about the Philippines with people who know why you are moaning. All that being true means that we can miss out on the very reason why we came to the Philippines in the first place. A change of life.
Whether you are coming to enjoy a vacation in the Philippines or building a home in the Philippines, it is vital to enjoy the Philippines.
Breaking the Stress
No matter where you are in the world stress and the day to day grind can really creep up on you. That is why I decided to just get away for a few days to Puerto Galera in Mindoro. To be precise to the White Beach and to the utter joy of being in a province where people are really nice and the day is relaxed.
I lived in a bamboo style room on the top of a guest house which remained nice and cool all the time. Electricity was on and off and the TV was never allowed to go on. No WIFI so it really did mean I had to relax and not chase every work message or private message. Oh the joy of it!
Puerto is relaxed but full of amenities’. The front beach area has great hotels and rooms along with nice local bars and restaurants. For me the biggest thrill was to actually swim (float) in the sea every day. Having not done this for a number of years I had forgotten how relaxing and soothing it was. The problems of life still await you, but for a few days Puerto Galera is able to hold them off.