Philippines

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I’m writing this in Doha, Qatar as I wait for my connecting flight to Vienna, Austria. Gotta wait 9 hours, but at least I got free dinner at the airport + there’s a designated room to sleep here. As of posting, I’ve already been spending 3 days in Austria.

(Click here if you can’t see the video: Last Day in the Philippines.)

8 months ago, I hopped on a plane with a one way ticket to Thailand. I had no clear plan what the future will bring. All I knew is that I wanted to see the world. In retrospect, taking that risk and buying that one-way ticket was the best decision of my life.

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Post image for The Day 5 Police Men With Shotguns Stormed A Karaoke Bar

I’m sitting in a local karaoke joint with a cute girl. Life is good.

In front of me is a bowl of delicious Lomi (a Filipino noodle dish with pork) and a bottle of Red Horse.

Red Horse is a very strong beer with 7.9% alcohol. It’s the most popular beer with Filipinos and guarantees a hangover if you have more than one bottle. There are even rumors that it contains the same stuff that is used to conserve corpses (and the frogs in science class).

There are 3 Filipinos sitting at the table in front of me. They’re singing and are drinking a few bottles of Red Horse.

Suddenly, out of nowhere, 5 police men armed with big shotguns storm the place. The music shuts down.

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We never run out of fun things to do in the Philippines. Today, Dan Andrews and me decided to steal a 30ft boat.

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I proudly present my 1st video post. In this video, I tell you what I love about the Philippines. I even managed to not mention the hot Filipina girls. Ooops, I never said that. =)

I have been traveling the Philippines for 1 months and will stay for at least another 3 months to work with TropicalMBA.


  • More than 7100 tropical islands
  • Friendly people
  • Scuba diving
  • English skills of locals
  • Everything is cheap

PS: I shot the video in really bad light conditions with my iPhone, hence the quality.

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I did not post as many updates as I wanted to on this blog (especially over the last few weeks). But don’t worry, this is about to change.

I applied for the Second Semester of TropicalMBA and am happy to announce that I was chosen. Basically, I will live on Mindoro, an island in the Philippines, for the next months and will work on some Internet projects with Dan. If you are interested in Internet businesses, make sure to check out Dan’s awesome LifestyleBusinessPodcast.

Besides working with Dan, I will have plenty of time to focus on my own projects. LiveLifeBig is one of them, so you can expect lots of posts about my adventures in Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines. I will also start to write about (online) businesses and Lifestyle Design.

David

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Hi everyone!

Some time passed by since my last update. So what happened? Here is a rough overview, more detailed posts about some of the places I have been to will follow.

After Ko Phi Phi I changed my travel plans completely. No Full Moon Party for now, instead I crossed the border to Malaysia where I spent more than a week at the wonderful Perhentian Islands. My days consisted of scuba diving, snorkelling and relaxing.

Next was Taman Negara, a national park in the jungle of Malaysia. Unfortunately I got food poisoning (including chills and strong fever) while spending a night in the jungle away from all civilization. The time there was my worst time travelling so far (ironically, I got sick a day before I wanted to write a post about how awesome everything is).

After getting well a few days later I spent 2 days in Kuala Lumpur and 3 days in Singapore. I was fortunate enough to couchsurf at both places, ending up at very luxurious appartements both times =).

Afterwards I flew to the Philippines(Cebu) and took the ferry to Bohol where I have visited the Chocolate Hills, seen Tarsiers (animals that look like small aliens) and dived at some amazing dive sites. Also, my netbook screen broke.

I hope to get my screen fixed, I prefer my own computer over internet cafe’s.

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