I even had five freelance jobs at the same time in Hanoi, Vietnam as we wanted to save more than ever! I want to be modest here, but straight to the point. This website was started by me, Jon wasn’t really into it, but with a little persuasion he joined in and started writing too. We both became yoga teachers and Ayurveda massage therapists because of my crazy idea of supporting our long term travels.
The only real difference is the higher value of their currency in the world, which just makes their own countries very expensive to live in and other countries cheaper to visit!
But this only works if they earn money in one of the expensive countries. And yes, poverty does exist in western countries, it just doesn’t the same impact in a news headline as a photo of a small brown child with flies on her face!
We’ve had complete independence since 1946 people, get the grip!
Western countries have the range of incomes and living standards just like we do.
We both want to buy land to build our very own yoga resort in the Philippines.
In fact, Jon keeps asking me about how he can get a permanent resident’s visa in the Philippines.Ok, so they have more ‘free countries’ than us, but it balances out, because when they pay, they pay big!Also, if you travel in mostly Asian countries, having a Filipino passport has way more advantage than his, he has to pay more than me!I’ve dated Filipinos before and was even in a long-term relationship with one!It’s pretty annoying when people say that “if you can’t find a good Filipino then just look for a foreign man.” This is also stupid; there are plenty of amazing, loving and faithful Filipino men all over the world.So don’t tell me that we Filipinas just stay at home, waiting for our partners to feed us!