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MAY 2019: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: PLEASE NOTE: The currency in Turkey is the New Turkish Lira (I will refer to them as T$s). At the time of writing, US$1 = T$6. My brother (Paul) and I wanted to see some of Turkey’s most famous historical sites. My sister (Diane) and brother-in-law (Jeff) decided to join us half way through the trip to relax in a villa with a swimming pool. My brother (Paul) and I flew from London Stansted (England) to Izmir (Turkey) to do a 4 night Historical Sites Road Trip from Izmir to Kalkan […]

Izmir to Kalkan – Turkey – Historical Road Trip



Port Barton - JBR - Chalet View
  JANUARY 2015:   Click here to read our Philippines Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: Port Barton is another one of those ‘must see’ places in Palawan. Many blogs say that it is ‘off the beaten track’; it is not. It is now on the beaten track, full of backpackers, and getting busier and busier every year. I met a seasoned expat from Australia who was also here last year. He said that accommodation and food prices have ‘doubled’ since last year (and that he won’t be coming again next year because of it). The man was, obviously, disappointed so you take such things with […]

Port Barton – Philippines – Information



Sabang - Tabori - Chalet View
  JANUARY 2015:   Click here to read our Philippines Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: Sabang is one of the ‘must go to’ places from Puerto Princesa; it is here that you get to the UNESCO listed Underground River. The 8Km long Underground River is the longest navigable Underground River in the world (over 4Kms is navigable). Many people come to Sabang on day trips from Puerto Princesa at, typical, costs of PHP1200 to PHP1500 (including the return minivan ride). I decided to stay for 4 nights in Sabang to see what else this place has to offer. Please Note: The tap water in the […]

Sabang – Philippines – Information