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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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If you are travelling up Australia’s east coast for a holiday in Queensland’s tropical north, there’s lots of great places to see on the...

Variety Abounds at the Rockhampton Spring 2021 Orchid Show

Australia’s southernmost tropical city, Rockhampton in Central Queensland, has just concluded its Spring 2021 Orchid Show. This annual event is not a large show...

How to Grow Strawberries in the Tropics

Most people love to eat fresh strawberries, but in most tropical countries they are expensive to buy (because they are usually airfreighted from cooler...

Can Women Dress Fashionably in the Tropics?

When you live in a tropical country where the weather is hot and humid all the time, it’s so easy for women to fall...

How to Get Rid of Whiteflies on Tomato Plants

Whiteflies are tiny sap-sucking insects. They are destructive to most agricultural crops especially warm-weather vegetables including tomatoes, peppers and eggplants. Tomatoes have soft and tender...

The Tropical Girl’s Guide to Swimwear Styles

One of the best things about life in the tropics is definitely the beach. You’re either living right by the sea or just a...
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