• Ed paddling his canoe in paradise
    Ed paddling his canoe in paradise
  • 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

IMG_0185-180

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

February 2015 – I have been living in Sun Valley Estates, Inarawan, Antioplo since December 2012. It is a nice three story town house with a little side garden. I have lots of pots with herbs and flowers. I would like to move closer to Zambales and the beach and ocean.

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.

In August 2012 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, its all part of living in the Philippines.

Latest from Ed's Rambling Adventures

“Coalesce” at Galerie Anna
| |

“COALESCE” Galerie Anna opening August, 4, 2015 at SM MegaMall.  “Coalesce” is More When an artist holds a solo exhibition that displays a variety of styles, subjects, and techniques, you are found to hear a familiar comment usually passed... Read More

“Passages” at Pinto Art Gallery
| |

“Passages” a special group exhibit of select artists of Pinto International, a new platform for presenting Phil art abroad. August 2 to 14, 2015 Pinto Art Museum “Passages” exhibit launches international project For its fifth year, Pinto Art Museum... Read More

Philippine Japanese Peace Tower
| |

We passed by the triangle intersection for the Peace Park on out way to Las Casas Filipinas, in fact we missed the turn off and had to turn the car around and go by a second time. I made... Read More

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar Hotel, Bagac, Bataan
| |

Situated in Bagac, Bataan are the famous heritage houses of Las Casas Filipinas a recreated Spanish colonial village of the Philippines. It is located next to the beach so guests can enjoy swimming. The Acuzar Hotel guestrooms, all are... Read More