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Moving to the Philippines | How To Live & Work Abroad

Posted by Drew On June - 22 - 2009
The Perfect Life Abroad Can Be Found In The Philippines

The Perfect Life Abroad Can Be Found In The Philippines

Philippines – known as the Pearl of the Orient Seas and the home of the mighty Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao who explosively gained the “Pound For Pound King” title, boasts many of the best attractions that you simply cannot find anywhere else. While it is best known for its sandy, white beaches, limestone cliffs and pristine lagoons, there is also plenty of opportunity for people who are looking to escape their mundane lives and find employment abroad. Imagine finding a way to get paid to travel and tour around the magnificent sights within the Philippines? It is hard to picture anything better, isn’t it?

*Attractions In The Philippines*

So getting a tan, bathing in the ocean, water skiing, other water sports or everything mixed in together seems like your cup of tea? If you answered yes to that, then there’s no better place to go than to the Philippines. Spanning about 300,000 kilometers squared and composed of more or less 7,000 islands in total, you won’t run out of beaches, resorts and tropical attractions to visit.

If you love taking a deep and relaxing dive from a steep cliff all the way down to the ocean, visiting Cebu and Panglao, as well as Balicasag (which have been renowned for their excellent diving spots) is in order.

It’s of little wonder why nature and wildlife lovers, people on their honeymoons, and adventurers from all corners of the globe flock to this country all year ‘round. However, among the beaches that the Philippines has to offer, the world-renowned White Beach located at the Boracay Island is the most visited and it’s  really no surprise as to why.

The beach itself can be described as an oxymoron. It turns from a relaxing and soothing beach during the day to a lively and entertaining villa at night. When nighttime comes,  the Boracay Island turns into a jam-packed and energetic bar and club where you can meet the most hospitable and approachable people around from all different walks of life.

*Job Opportunities in the Philippines*

Just as rich as its tourist spots and attractions, there are more job opportunities in the Philippines than the population can handle. No matter what your age, experience, or expertise is, a look at the local job finder websites and classified ads will show you that there are companies and firms who need you and the overseas expertise that you can bring to the islands.

Data entry, content writing, graphics design, and everything in between – if you are an expert in any of these areas, expect to land a job in the Philippines within a week or two. Unlike some other destinations though, you probably have a better chance of landing that dream job abroad by heading there yourself and inquiring in person. That is of course, unless you intend to make a living online, which more and more people seem to be able to do these days.

However, what made this wonderful country popular when it comes to job opportunities is the fact that it has gained 20 percent of the world’s market share in the call center services industry alone. Sure a job in a call center may not sound like the groundbreaking career opportunity you have been looking for. However, when you work short hours and get to stroll along a pristine beach on the way home, it makes up for everything else. Just ask the locals.

And that was way back in 2004…you can expect these figures to have gone up by a mile by now. Matter of fact, it is predicted that when 2010 steps in, Philippines will generate a whopping income of $13 billion from the call center industry alone!

It is getting harder and harder to ignore the Philippines as the perfect destination to live and work in abroad. The opportunities are there, the people are friendly, the culture is riveting and the atmosphere is simply splendid. As with all major decisions though, you should always visit the destination you are looking into first, before packing up all your things and finding someone to take over your car lease.

Take a much needed vacation, scout things out and make sure that the Philippines are really perfect for you. Chances are that you will instantly fall in love, but moving abroad is not something that you want to take an uneducated risk on.

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Tranquil Waters and the Perfect Backdrop

Tranquil Waters and the Perfect Backdrop

So many top island destinations boast that they can offer pristine beaches and unspoiled coastlines, and many of them can. However, when matched up right next to the beaches of El Nido, Philippines, even some of the most popular destinations in the world look, well, plain. El Nido is located in the southwestern province of Palawan and boasts 50 unique beaches that you can discover one by one, as well as some enchanting lagoons that are covered in tranquil emerald green water. By doing some adventurous sight seeing of your own you can even discover unknown caves that will led you to secret beaches, and some wildlife that you previously never knew existed.

A Relatively Unknown Paradise

This top island destination is made even more mystifying due to the limestone cliffs that have been in position for 250 million years that hang over the pristine beaches.  Walking along the beach is said to make you feel as though you have traveled back to prehistoric times or are in the middle of Jurassic Park. There really is no reason that El Nido is not more internationally recognized as a top island destination, but that same unawareness is what has left it so unspoiled and immaculately flawless. The fact is that if you do some research on El Nido on the internet, you will find very little information when compared to other top island destinations. However, taking the time out to plan a trip to this majestic group of islands will be the best decision you have ever made.

Jump from Island to Island

Miniloc Island is known for its rustic and vibrant vibe. This is where you can get involved with the traditional culture and history of the island while dining on an exquisite and flavorful meal. The area of Lagen offers you a more sophisticated charm than you will find in other parts of the island. However, if you have to choose between the two, Miniloc offers closer proximity to the lagoons which are full of live corals and exotic fish that you simply have to see for yourself.
From watching the sunset on Pangalusian Island on the look out point to waking up early to see Mangroves take off for their morning flight, there is no shortage of breathtaking sights and opportunities in El Nido, Philippines. You can kayak through the large lagoons and fall in love with limestone cliffs or head to Shimizu Island for one of the best snorkeling spots in the entire world. Shimizu Island is made up of pristine white beaches, water so clear you can see for miles, black, jagged rocks and a sky so clean and free of population that you will never want to leave. The bio diversity within this top island destination also makes it climb to the top of every diver’s wish list.

El Nido is truly one of the top island destinations in the world and for more reasons than can ever be discussed on a page or in words. It is a magical paradise and every traveler that heads there has a unique and unforgettable experience of their own. While this may not be the first place that pops into mind when you think about an island vacation, it very well should be. Whether you plan on staying for a day, a week, a month or even a year, El Nido, Philippines offers an experience that you simply need to partake in if ever given the chance.

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