Nathan Allen is a travel writer and photographer from The United States. He is the creator of the lifestyle and travel website “I Dreamed Of This”. In November 2013 he finished up a year living around and exploring the Philippines, then wrote an article about his observations. It was originally titled “What I REALLY Think Of The Philippines”, but has since been changed to: “Living in the Philippines – A Confused American’s Perspective”.
Sun.Star Manila reported that the article went viral. Philippine network GMA News Online republished the article on November 30, 2013, retitling it “A year in the PHL: Honest observations from a Westerner on his way home”.