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Ferry from San Jose, Mindoro to Coron, Palawan

Montenegro Shipping Lines has started the ferry up again from San Jose, Mindoro on the east side of the island to Coron town, Palawan. When I heard it was going to happen, I knew I wanted to try and see if it was worth telling our readers about.…

Cost of Living in Samoa is unreal!

Do you want to move to Samoa but want to know the cost of living there? Get ready because it is not cheap. There is two cost of living in Samoa actually. There is one for the locals, the Samoans, and there is another for everyone else, the…
Malaysia trains

Using the train in Malaysia

After a train ride in Thailand, it was very refreshing to get back to the civilized world. For now, that meant Malaysia. Trains in Thailand are not for the weak hearted. That is for sure. I traveled from Bangkok to Su-ngai Kolok which is a…

Going to church in Samoa

Church is Samoa is a big deal. It is a super big deal. They live for church. Some might question how much it leads one's life but no question that church is center to Samoan life. The Constitution begins, "Samoa is found on God." Come Sunday,…

Sleeping in fales in Samoa

Samoan have slept on beaches in what we would think of as "park shelters" for a very long time.  It works for them and it is quite the experience, a positive one for us. They are called fales. Samoa is hot! Because of that and poverty; air…
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Drinking Kava in Fiji

One of the greatest things to do in Fiji is drinking kava. It is a traditional drink in Fiji but many do it night after night. In fact, there is a growing discussion among Fijians if it is good or not. (Churches hate it) The reason that the…