Yes! Finally, Time To Return To The Philippines

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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


  1. I will probably see you this week at Metro grocery store inside Ayala Mall. Are you going to stay at Solinea Towers
    Cebu City business center or IT Park in my opinion is the best area to live in the Cebu City Metro Area

  2. I have to do another Visa run this year so Jen and I are off to Phuket for 3 nights at the end of February. Not a big fan of travel so will be glad when it is done and hopefully, before my next needed 3-year run we can sort out getting married 🙂

  3. So awesome. Glad you will be back in the Philippines. It’s Always hard leaving loved ones.

  4. I really admire your being able to sleep so well on the plane.You mentioned you slept 7 hours and you were exhausted before leaving for your flight and I was shocked because 7 hours of sleep for me is a celebration.Very touching your mother of 88, and looks amazing by the way, hugging you brought a tear to my eye it’s so hard sometimes to say goodbye.Really looking forward to your getting back and blogging there I enjoy your videos so much. Take care.

  5. Good luck mate, its hard to leave again I bet, but life is for living, hope everything goes swimingly for you and Vi, and lookforward to your new adventures.

  6. Have a wonderful and restful trip to the Philippines. In April, I will head to Thailand for the first time and see and spend 2 weeks with my Thai girlfriend. Best wishes and a safe flight!

  7. Understandable how u feeling uv been so long with ya mom she’s used to u being there with her. now on the day ur leaving all the emotions hit you . And her . Maybe you are a bit worried leaving?? Its normal feelings but you are also doin wat you love and being back with VI. And in the Philippines you will feel happy God speed mate

  8. A happy/sad moment in your life
    Reekay I don’t know why you didn’t fly Philippines Airlines direct from LAX to Cebu. It is a 15 hour flight and not much more money.

  9. Why are you taking this 33 our trip going out through Arabia Dubai or whatever why don’t you just take a direct flight LAX on Philippine airlines from Manila it can’t be that much would cost difference especially if you bought your ticket in advance and everything I don’t know why you’re in such a fluster overpacking and everything else was this like last-minute trip all of a sudden you decided to go back to the Philippines I haven’t washed your other videos so I don’t know

  10. Wish you all the best and that’s really sad for yout Mom. Have a safe trip and God bless you. Enjoy life in the Philippines.

  11. I don’t understand how was this flight is so long On pAL from LAX should be less than 20 hours

  12. As you know we all wish you well and excited about your adventures in the Philippines and look forward to it.

  13. Best of wishes for you my friend…. You deserve a good simple and peaceful life… Happy trip safety and blessings to your health….
    It is so exciting to see you off to a new and long lasting adventure… pag amping…

  14. Oh by the way being absent-minded and forgetting things… join the club, there’s always room at the club

  15. Enrique, leaving loved ones behind is always bittersweet. You’re so lucky that you still have your mom, to enjoy her company. Good luck to you and your better half V. The Best Is Yet To Come

  16. I definitely understand how difficult it is leaving your mom and at the same time excited to get back to your love. Safe travels Reekay. I said a prayer for you and hopefully you remembered to pack the rings. I didn’t see when you bought them so I’m assuming they are engagement /wedding rings?

  17. So happy to see this video. Must be tough to leave your mom but you have your life with your girl to think of. I wish you all the best. You are an inspiration to so many of us in your followers.

  18. Why are you flying through DOHA,, that way further then from LAX to Cebu or anywhere in SEA….. that like double the trip in miles,,,,,,,,,,,,, can you tell us the procedures now in places if any , for unvaxxed, etc,,, thanks and safe travels

  19. Safe travels… Will be landing in Davao and/or Cebu the 1st week of March 2023. Maybe I will run into you

  20. Must have been very hard too leave,but happy for you, take care have a safe trip, hope you enjoy.

  21. I’m in the Philippines right now. I’ve been here since the weekend before Thanksgiving. No one was more excited than me to return to the Philippines, especially, since I get to stay in a new house I had built in 2019. But, unfortunately, I’d have to say, I just didn’t enjoy it too much this time. I’m thinking it will be my last trip over here. My Philippina wife is free to return whenever she wants, but she’ll be going alone.

  22. Take care my friend and have safe travels. In a couple days you will be in the arms of your fiance. All the best

  23. I can’t wait for you start blogging from PH again. Looking forward to the new adventures with married life.

  24. Have a safe trip back to the Philippines I’ve got about 50 days before I can come to the Philippines I’m hoping when I get to the Philippines I can look you up and sit down and have a conversation with you rich

  25. Wonderful news Henry … off and going ! ( no comment about possibly not bringing THE rings with you ) A safe trip, Cheers Chris.

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