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7 Stylish Outfit Ideas for Tropical Climates

Traveling to tropical countries as a fashion writer is one thing, but living in the tropics provides a much wider concept. You get a...

Insulin Plant: A Tropical Plant with Anti-diabetic Properties

Back in 2015, there was a plant that was rapidly gaining popularity in the Philippines because of its health benefits. Insulin plant, or Costus...

Pumpkin Curry with Thai Street Spiciness

I have been cooking a lot of dishes using pumpkin and squash recently. I also salvaged a lot of leftover Halloween pumpkins from my...

Tropical Fashion: Interesting, Inspired and Innovative

The other day, I was watching this popular fashion reality show on Netflix where talented contestants from all around the world were competing to...

How to Grow Garlic in the Tropics

Most of us love to use garlic in our cooking, and many of us like to grow it in our own gardens so we...

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Golden Cane Palms – Love ‘Em or Hate ‘Em!

The Golden Cane palm (Dypsis lutescens) is a popular landscaping plant throughout the tropics. Its yellowy-gold petioles and infloresences and the more brownish-golden colour...

The Pros and Cons of Living in Tropical Countries

For most of us born and raised in a tropical country, we really couldn’t think of living anywhere else. The thought of living in...

Growing Hoyas as Garden Plants in the Tropics

Hoyas are grown throughout the world for their beautiful flowers and exotic scents. In temperate climates they are usually grown as indoor or hothouse...

Pitfalls of Building a House in the Philippines

A Story of an Expat's Experience and Lessons Learned Building your own house can be rewarding for some and stressful for others, but it’s always...

Using Plants to Stabilize Slopes in the Tropics

In the small garden, the stabilization of steep slopes is usually achieved through the building of retaining walls. These can be built using a...

Healthy Gluten-free Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin with its bright orange colour is a winter squash that is rich in vitamin A and C. Don’t let the word ‘winter’ fool...

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Cape Verde: Discover the Caribbean of Africa

Not quite Africa, not quite Europe, Cape Verde is an archipelago of ten tropical islands which are over 1,000km southwest of the more well-known...

A Guide to Scuba Diving in the Tropics

Scuba diving is a pursuit that is beloved by millions around the world. After all, the oceans cover 70 percent of the earth’s surface,...

What’s the Best Lighting for Tropical Homes?

Most homeowners in tropical countries know there are two types of lightbulbs that they can buy when they need to replace blown bulbs (called...

How to Grow Pepper in the Tropical Garden

Black pepper (Piper nigrum) is, like cinnamon, a tropical spice that was well known in antiquity. The plant probably originated in Sri Lanka or the...

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While some of us do love waking up to the warm aroma of a hot cup of coffee in the morning, the warmer weather...
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