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What to Know About Cats in the Tropics

It’s common knowledge that cats can cope with tropical heat better than dogs, and for many pet owners in the tropics that can be...

How to Prepare Bicol Express, a Filipino Spicy Stew

When it comes to food, I love consuming spicy dishes. My spice tolerance is quite decent, maybe slightly above the norm for a Filipino,...

A Tropical Zen Retreat: Where Nature and Serenity Unite

The Florida coastal city of Miami is characterised by extensive waterways, with roads and homes set amidst this aquatic expanse. In the thick of...

How to Deal with Household Pests in the Tropics

Living in the tropics is not always the paradise that many envisage. You don’t always spend your time by the beach or enjoy a...

Some Pungent Condiments from Southeast Asia to Try

The cuisine of most tropical countries includes the extensive use of herbs and spices, and condiments that are more flavorful – some would say...

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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...

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...

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...

Can You Grow Mushrooms in the Tropics?

Growing your own edible and medicinal mushrooms is something that can boggle the minds of even experienced horticulturalists. In the tropics, it may seem...

What Are the Best Fabrics for Tropical Climates?

One of the advantages of living in the tropics is that we don’t have to spend so much on our wardrobes. That’s especially so...

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Bold Tropical Makeup Trends to Try

Are there any makeup trends that are unique to tropical countries? Indeed there are. As a fashion and lifestyle blogger living in the tropics, I...

Waterfalls to Visit on the Tropical West Coast of India

The tropical west coast of India boasts some of the most magnificent waterfalls in the region. Nestled in wilderness areas, far from well-trodden paths,...

Beach Style Home Décor for Inspired Tropical Living

Coastal homes in the tropics lend themselves to decorating in what interior designers commonly refer to as beach-style home décor. Even if your home...

Open Showers Are a Way to Connect with Nature

Open showers offer a refreshing way to connect with nature in tropical climates. People living in areas where it is hot and humid for...

Best Tile Flooring Types for Tropical Homes

When you live in a tropical country where you experience a hot and humid climate for most of the year, you invariably look for...

Tips for Landscaping with the Giant Elephant Ear Plant

The Giant Elephant Ear plant is a striking and easy-to-grow foliage plant that can create some dramatic effects when landscaping the tropical garden. In...
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