• Ed paddling his canoe in paradise
    Ed paddling his canoe in paradise
  • Justin walking the beach at Pan De Azucar Island
    Justin walking the beach at Pan De Azucar Island
  • Justin's brothers Charlie on left and Jon Jon with sunglasses riding the banca boat to Pan De Azucar Island
    Justin's brothers Charlie on left and Jon Jon with sunglasses riding the banca boat to Pan De Azucar Island
  • Ed's Filipino 'Cute Smile' in the rain as Las Casas Filipinas
    Ed's Filipino 'Cute Smile' in the rain as Las Casas Filipinas
  • Ed pauses for a break at Baguio Botanical Garden
    Ed pauses for a break at Baguio Botanical Garden
  • Distant Pan De Azucar Island from the beach in Concepcion, Iloilo
    Distant Pan De Azucar Island from the beach in Concepcion, Iloilo

Edwin Toth’s Rambling Adventures in Retirement and BEFORE!

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“The latest about Edwin’s amazing retirement adventures.”

July 2014: It’s the end of July and I have been living in the Philippines for two years now. In March I started driving on my own having made several trips to San Antonio, Zambales and a long weekend with friends in Baler, Aurora. The Baler road trips were long drives but very enjoyable seeing the Sierra Madre. My big decision right now is deciding where I want to live as my current lease ends in December. I would like to be closer San Antonio and easier access to the beaches. I made a trip to Bacnotan, La Union to look at a house a friend has offered. It a great one story home. At this time I am still undecided what to do.

August 2013: It has been one year this August since I sold my home in Jessup, Maryland, loaded the sea container with household goods and boarded the plane at Ronald Reagan National Airport, Washington DC with Mark to fly to Manila. It was about a 24-hour trip. I remember arriving in flooded Manila from the previous week’s monsoon rains. We just went through 6 days of rain this August. Lots of flooding again in low areas of Manila. Well, it’s all part of living in the Philippines.

Latest from Ed's Rambling Adventures

Arirang Beach Resort, San Miguel, Zambales
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Leisurely Lunch at Arirang Beach Resort, San Miguel, Zambales I had been wanting to go exploring and find Arirang Beach Resort in San Miguel on several of my trips to visit friends in San Antonio. I researched on Google to find …... Read More

Mindanao Avenue Garden Center
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Visiting Mindanao Avenue Garden Center With the demise of the Manila Seedling Bank many of the tenants moved to the Mindanao Avenue Garden Center located at 106 Mindanao Ave., Quezon City (GPS Lat: 14° 40’57.57″N Long: 121°01’54.87″E) between Tandang Sora Ave …... Read More

Persia’s Day at Pundaquit Beach
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Persia’s first trip to Pundaquit Beach At the end of my July 4th Party on July 5th at my friend Mark’s house in San Antonio, Zambales we had so much food left we decided to continue my Philippines July 4th …... Read More

An Afternoon at Sabang Beach, Baler, Aurora
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Late Afternoon and an Evening at Sabang Beach, Baler Resting at Sabang Beach after trekking to Ditumabo Falls, Jeyahsoon Hot Spring and stopping at Museo de Baler fun, wet and exciting. This was our only daytime to experience all the …... Read More

Visiting the Museo de Baler and Baler Park
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Visiting the Museo de Baler in Baler Park After lunch at Jolly’s Ihw-Ihaw Seafood just a few blocks away on Saturday, June 14, 2014 our goal was to visit the Museo de Baler and Park, the Baler Catholic Church and …... Read More

A morning trip to Ditumabo Falls
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Get to Ditumabo Falls early for more enjoyment! One of the highlights of our trip to Baler was the morning hike to Ditumabo Falls, Barangay Ditumabo, San Luis, Baler. Our guide Arthur wanted us to arrive at Ditumabo Falls early …... Read More