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My friend, Perry Gamsby, has spent nearly 20 years experiencing the Philippines. He has been involved in several businesses including a bar on Malapscua island and the family piggery, been involved with property purchases, lived in the city and in the boondocks, worked plotting sites of interest for Philippines EZ maps, worked for an advertising company and has appeared in promotional videos. Perry is an expert in the Filipino martial art, ARNIS, and has taken part in competitions in the Philippines.  He has experienced the schooling system, medical system, transport system and life in general throughout the Philippines. Perry has been in out of love many times but is now happily married to a beautiful Filipina and has several children.

I have visited Perry when he was living in the boondocks. I have visited Perry when he was living in the city, where he conned me into helping paint a new boat he was building. In 2005, Perry and I got together to make a video about dealing with traffic in Cebu City. It is called DEFENSIVE DRIVING and is on page 2 of my videos.

Perry has written 6 books about the Philippines. If you would like to benefit from his vast knowledge, click on the book links above. A full description of each book will be available after you click.

 

 

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1000 scandalous picture of the Philippines Sorry to disappoint you if you are looking for scantily clad women. The scandalous refers to the poverty in the Philippines. There are many scenic and other photos as well. I haven't personally counted the photos but it certainly looks like 1000 pictures.
3 Routes Information about scuba diving in the Philippines
Aliawan Enterprises Some excellent videos, plus Philippines links, pictures and information
Angeles City Portal All about Angeles City
Aurora, Philippines Philippines Tourism Adventure Travel Destination Discover the natural beauty of the Philippines.  Aurora is a tropical adventure travel destination where pristine white beaches, abundant waterfalls and majestic mountains abound.  Ideal for trekking, surfing, scuba diving, snorkelling and fishing.
Australia Network Information about how to access Australian television, the Australia Network, a part of the Australian ABC network.
Baguio City All about the Philippines traditional summer capital. In the days before air-conditioning, it was the place for the well to do people to escape the heat!
Banaue Tourism Rice terraces and trekking packages
Batangas City Official website of Batangas City
Bato Leyte All about Bato in southern Leyte
Best of Cebu The Cebu travel internet guide
Best of the Philippines General Philippines information
Biliran Tourism and Investment All about Biliran
Biliran Island All about the island of Biliran
Biliran (Province of) Official website of the government of Biliran
Bohol All about Bohol
Bohol-Island.com All about Bohol
Bolinao Sportfishing Mecca of Northwestern Luzon
Boracay.com All about Boracay Island
Boracay Info All about Boracay Island
Boracay Island All about Boracay Island
Boracay Live Beach Cam Not always working but when it is, you can see live action on Boracay.  Otherwise, there is lots of other useful Boracay information at this website.
Breathtaking Sagada All about Sagada
Bundok Philippines Meaning the Philippines boondocks! Information on how to get off the beaten trail in the Philippines.
Cagayan De Oro White water rafting and general information
Camiguin Guide Your guide to Camiguin island
Camiguin Island Official website of the province of Camiguin
CDO Guide CDO stands for Cagayan De Oro. This is your guide to CDO and northern Mindanao
Cebu Cebu province official website
Cebu Island Presented by Bjarne and Maribel Fahnoe. It focuses mainly on Cebu City and Toledo city but has general Philippines information plus many links, videos and pictures.
Cebu Hash House Harriers Nothing to do with smoking!

This is a family group of people from 3yrs old to 80 years old who run and/or walk every Saturday.

The run usually starts at 3pm from the Sandtrap in Banilad in Cebu City and is followed by a social gathering. However, sometimes they travel away to run/walk on other islands.

Cebuano - English Single word, online translator.

Cebuano is also known as Visayan or Bisayan and is widely spoken in the central and southern Philippines.

Cebu Central Information about what is happening in Cebu
Cebu-city.ph The official free online city guide
Cebu Experience Rusty Ferguson lives in Bogo in northern Cebu. This is his blog which focuses on living in Bogo but also discusses what is happening in Cebu in general. Definitely worth reading!
Cebu Holiday Information for your vacation
Cebu Island, Philippines Shopping, entertainment, eating out etc
Cebu Municipality Resource Guide Helpful information about different areas of the province of Cebu
Cebu Province Some information about the province of Cebu which includes the islands of Cebu, Mactan, Baantayan, Malapascua, Camotes and others.
Cebu on Wheels Information for disabled travellers
Cebu-Travel Philippines Diving in Cebu and the Philippines
Chong Hua Hospital Situated near Fuente Osmena in Cebu City. One of the best hospitals in the Philippines and the best hospital in Cebu City. I have spent time in hospital here. I had a private room with a view of Fuente Osmena, remote control bed, extra bed for the watcher, cable TV,  aircon and private bathroom. They gave me a welcome pack which included writing paper, pen, toothpaste tooth brush, shampoo and soap. The information is out of date now but may be helpful as a guide. In 2004, a 2 nights stay with all meals, all medicines, all doctors visits and an ultrasound cost the equivalent of USD $300.
City government of Butuan All about Butuan City, Northern Mindanao
Cletus & Mavel Information about several tourists spots in the Philippines
Davao City Official website for Davao City
Don & Narcing's Philippine Adventures Personal experiences of a couple touring the Philippines
Dumaguete City Where to stay and what to do in Dumaguete City

The Silliman university in Dumaguete City is so huge it seems like it takes up about half of the city. If you are searching for information on the Silliman University, their website is HERE

Dumaguete Info All about Dumaguete City and surrounding areas. This is their page on
Dumaguete Outdoors Outdoor adventure in Negros Oriental
Enchanted Kingdom Situated in St Rosa Laguna. It is a theme park about 90 minutes by private car from the centre of Manila, depending on traffic. There is a shuttle service from Glorietta, Makati. The prices are expensive for your average Filipino but very cheap for international visitors. Read more on the website.
Explore Philippines Tourist information courtesy of Boracay Bill
Fly to Cebu Ihre Philippinen reise spezialisten, Heiko & Josaluna

 

Hey Joe!
Hey Joe! Tropical Island Dreaming Presented by Tom Shor. Hey Joe with a different perspective.
Hundred Islands How to get there, what to see, where to stay and what to do.
Images Philippines Philippines pictures
Ilocos Information about the Ilocos region of Luzon
Jens Peters - Travelling to the Philippines Multiple link site, in German and English, with links to just about everything a tourist might need in the Philippines

Photos from around the Philippines.

Photos from around the Philippines but mainly of the island of Biliran
Lakbay Pilipinas Philippines travel portal
Learn Cebuano
A blog presented by an English speaking expat currently living in Cebu actively trying to learn the local language. He has created the blog as a means of focusing his own study and to provide others interested in learning the language with a unique perspective of a foreigner slowly coming to terms with complexity of the language.
Leyte (Province of) All about Northern Leyte
Lonely Planet Online website of the book
Mabuhay Kaibigan Kaibigan's Philippines information
Malapascua Island All about Malapascua Island
MalapascuaIsland.com All about Malapascua Island
Marriage Information Planning on getting married while you are in the Philippines. You can get basic information from this government website about the legal requirements
Maxtein Philippines This site is all about Filipinos, living in or visiting the Philippines, the people, culture and low cost of living, how to get there and get around, where to stay and how to stay safe!
Moalboal A website about the diving mecca, Moalboal, in southern Cebu
My Islands Philippines Philippines pictures. Lots of them!!!
MySiquijor All about the island of Siquijor
Ormoc City Official Ormoc City website
Ozamiz City Information about Ozamiz City in Mindanao
Palawan.com All about the island of Palawan
Palompon.org Palompon community and regional information
Palompon town website All about Palompon Leyte
Perpetual Succour Hospital Quality hospital in Cebu City
Philippine Journeys Photo journeys of the Philippines
Philippinen-Tipps German language tourist information
Philippine Tourism Authority Information for tourists in the Philippines
Philippine travel photos Members submit photo profiles of themselves and their experiences in the Philippines. Check out some profiles to see what you have been missing. There is also a new discussion forum.
Philippine Travel Pictures Some nice pictures of the Philippines
Planet Action Adventure sports tours on the island of Cebu
Philippine Gallery Photos from all over the Philippines
Philippine Living Island Paradise Jerry Olson's (and friends) information about visiting or living in the Philippines
Philippines Expat A guide for expats in the Philippines
Retire in the Philippines Focused on retirement but good information for tourists
Ron and Fire Blogspot Information about Tacloban, Leyte
Sea Gypsies Informatuion provided by Coy. She calls the Sea Gypsies "The forgotten people"
Siargo.com Some information about the sland of Siargo. A surfer's paradise!!!
Sirenna's Boracay Island travel page Boracay Island pages by Sirenna
Starfish Dive information for the Philippines
Tacloban City Official city website
Tagalog - English Single word, on line translator.

Tagalog is the language of Manila. It is also the basis for the national language, Filipino. Most of the population of the Philippines will speak a language other than Tagalog but most people will still have an understanding of Tagalog. Almost half the population speak Bisayan, also known as Visayan or Cebuano.

Talisay City All about Talisay City, Cebu
Tarabitab All about Ilocos Norte. A tourist haven 400 kilometres north of Manila
The Philippines Pictures and useful Philippines information
The Philippines One person's personal picture history since arriving in the Philippines in 2006.
Tourist.ph General information for tourists with multiple links to other Philippines websites
Travel Puerto Galera Tourist information for Puerto Galera including a map, things to do and places to stay
Typhoon2000 Warnings and information about large storms or typhoons in the Philippines. 
Tubbataha.com The Philippines dive portal
Visayan Silent Gardens General information about many tourist places in the Philippines. Also includes a Manila Airport Guide
Virtual Philippines Multiple link site with general Philippines information
Wa'y Blima! Multiple link, tourist information

Your guide to the land of smiles, presented by Tom Reid with information for all travellers to the Philippines. Includes a discussion group called Philippines Expat Forum, where you can ask questions and receive answers relating directly to YOUR concerns. To access the forum, click HERE
WOW Philippines Multiple link, government sponsored, tourist information website

 

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