After being away from the helm for a year or so, I’m back in the saddle again, mixing metaphors and posting great articles. In April I visited Cebu and Manila with Frank ‘Currywolf’ Green, a fellow writer and my business partner in Streetwise Global. We drove around Cebu over Holy Week and relished in the relative calm of the less than busy roads. The trick is to miss the flood going home to da probince on the Wednesday or Thursday and back again on the Sunday evening.
This was my first trip to the Philippines without my wife or kids since we were married a decade and a half ago but Frank, my own love for the asawa and a severe chest infection kept me on the straight and narrow.Frank and I enjoyed a lazy weekend with my parents-in-law and other relatives up in Calape and discovered an industrial grade operation making bancas to replace those lost in Typhoon Yolanda last year. It was great to see a dozen or more locals gainfully employed rebuilding the local fishing fleet. I had been asked by three NGOs where they could get boats made and now I have the names and numbers of the people to call.
One of the objectives of the trip was to update the contents of my StreetWise Philippines series of books and that was achieved. Now, back in Sydney I am writing for Down Under Visa and posting my articles on their general info site, Filipina Wives.