Gordon McKissock

Gordon Mckissock, a Canadian who simply got tired of both the harsh cold winters of North America and…

About Me

Gordon Mckissock, a Canadian who simply got tired of both the harsh cold winters of North America and the breakdown of what could be considered normal family relationships, found the change of lifestyle he was looking for in the Philippines. After spending increasing amounts of time here during the winter months since 2008, he made the life changing decision in 2013 to settle here permanently with the love of his life, Shirley. The two have since got married and set up house and business in Shirley's hometown of Dumaguete City.

EXPAT IN THE PHILIPPINES
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EXPAT IN THE PHILIPPINES

Finding Happiness as an expat in the Philippines The key is Attitude After being here for close to a year now , I have talked to a pile of people who have shared with me all sorts of slight variations of the same stories. From those exchanges I have come to learn a very important […]

MOVING TO THE PHILIPPINES-PART 2
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MOVING TO THE PHILIPPINES-PART 2

Moving to the Philippines – part 2   The reasons I am actually contemplating this move, in spite of all my problems and difficulties, are (1) At 64 and having done very little different for a very long time, I just feel I need a new and exciting experience in my last years. I am […]

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MOVING TO THE PHILIPPINES

Moving to the Philippines Some Questions In response to my post about Dumaguete City, I received an email with this query. I would like to share it with you guys as well as my response. I will be breaking down my response to this over several days and hopefully give people a good idea what […]

DUMAGUETE CITY REAL ESTATE
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DUMAGUETE CITY REAL ESTATE

Dumaguete City Real Estate Land Prices still Cheap but Rising Dumaguete City, capital of Negros Oriental is gaining in popularity as the best place for Expats to settle. Previosly I have wriiten articles trying to explain why and have covered the topics of Medical Care and Amenities. This week I will give some info on […]

SIQUIJOR
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SIQUIJOR

Siquijor Enchanted Island of the Philippines   For any of you readers looking for a place to settle down into a magical slow moving lifestyle, you have to check out Siquijor. I have been living in Dumaguete City for the past six months , and though I love living here, I do miss the slow […]

DUMAGUETE CITY – A Place to Call Home
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DUMAGUETE CITY – A Place to Call Home

Dumaguete City My Philippines Home Dumaguete city was not the Philippines that I initially fell in love with was the one of picture postcards. originally it was laid back island life on fine white sand beaches where living was simple and easy. After six months of living that dream, quite honestly I started going a […]

WHY THE PHILIPPINES?
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WHY THE PHILIPPINES?

Why the Philippines? It starts with the Beautiful and Loving Filipinas When asking why the Philippines, all you have to do is look around and you will see that most of the expats here have a beautiful Filipina woman in tow. The majority of those expats are like me, meaning they are far from what […]

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