The 7 Most Fluent English Speaking Countries in Asia

Traveling in Asia as someone who only speaks English, you’re bound to face some language barriers. Granted, most tourist areas will have a decent amount of English. But outside of those spots, it depends a lot on the country. Personally, I’ve been living as a digital nomad in Asia for over two years, and I’ve … Read more

Top 6 Safest Cities to Live in the Philippines as a Foreigner

On balance, the Philippines is relatively safe for foreigners. The overall “Safety Index” for the Philippines is ~58/100. That’s actually higher than the U.K., the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, and France. That said, there are still safety issues in the Philippines—including some scary ones like terrorism, kidnapping, and deadly natural disasters. And not … Read more

What Is Considered Tall in the Philippines?

I am not “tall” in America—but in the Philippines, I am. Today, let’s talk about what counts as “tall” in the Philippines. Would you be considered tall there? The average height in the Philippines is 165 cm (5’5″) for men and 154 cm (5’1″) for women. Overall, the Philippines has some of the shortest heights … Read more

What Is Considered Rich in the Philippines?

One of the big reasons expats love the Philippines is the low cost of living. In fact, I speak from experience when I say I feel rich living there. But how much does it take to actually be “rich” in the Philippines? And would you be rich there? A monthly income over 100,000 PHP (~$1,800 … Read more