Interview: First Impressions of the Philippines – With Author Michael Thompson

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Author: Reekay V.

Since 2012 I’ve been traveling through various islands of the Philippines as a full-time Expat and spent 1999 living in Vietnam.

Share with me my ongoing adventures of life in the Philippines. Hopefully you find my observations helpful in your own adventures.
— Reekay


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    Link to Michael’s book, on Amazon..
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  2. Great interview. Wonderful share Mr. Reekay , Thank you. Michael Thompson you are tough and such adventurous man to lived in Payatas neighborhood in Quezon City. About your book I sure going to purchase it . I lost my husband from cancer 8 years ago . Until now it Hard to believe he was gone .

  3. reekay.. im haveing issues finding covid ins (35000) i live in tulas,,any help?

  4. How danderous is it to ride a regular bike? Within Dumaguete, and from Dumaguete to Valencia?

  5. A lovely guy who put his story down and continues on the journey to process his grief. Very interesting.

  6. I guess he was living in the city where they had to walk in the skinita to get in and out to go to town.

    He could have live in the province and have a car like many expats does.

  7. Michael, I have been here 9 years and avoid Manila like the plague unless I have to go there. If you try the suburbs within about a 40-minute drive from Manila you will find everything much better and traffic less of an issue. I am in Santa Rosa City, Laguna and it is a good area with lots of options and central to all the places you need to get to.

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