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Cheaper hotels

Which is the cheaper hotel in Philippines and What facilities does it provide???

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Food in the Philippines

I am going to be visiting the Philippines in about two months, and I have a question about the food.  I can tend to be a picky eater, and I am nervious about what I will be able to eat.  Can someone tell me what I will most likly be eating.  Also, if I do not care for the local food, is there a place I will be able to purchase American food?



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How much would you pay for a 15 days vacation to Philippines?

Hi guys. i`m from Europe, and i`ve been wanting forever to go to Philippine, for a vacation. I might just do that next year, and i want to ask you how much would YOU pay for a 15 days vacation in Philippines? I want to know "how much is too much".

Building a House

Building a House

This is what I want to be doing in a couple years, building a house there.  I like this picture and have permission to post it, by the way you can see more of the same house in construction at Yep, complete with viewing platform.  Maybe that spare lot across the way will have some action coming up.  Got to know what's going on in the neighborhood.

Drunks Tried to Pick Fight on Bilaran


TRAVEL WARNING: BILIRAN ISLAND. riders beware! Recently 2 of my friends and myself were attacked with beer bottles by a group of drunk men while leaving a local resort on Biliran Island, near Leyte, Visayas. Our wives and children were there as well.

3 men attacked my friend smashing bottles on his head, i pulled one man off him and then was attacked by that man. I defended myself and one of the men recieved a small cut on his head when he grabbed me from behind (I flipped him over my shoulder).

My children and family were there along with 2 other foreigners and one of thier wives.

We all ride bikes and were later told they had targeted me because 'i rode a big bike' and our attackers were drunk and jealous. My bike is an old 1978 650 yamaha.

Cost of Living in the Philippines

If you want to think about living in the Philippines, you have to consider your budget.  Assuming you have a regular income, just make a budget and see if it works.  If you don't have a regular dependable income stream you'll have problems!!  Anyhow here are some figures for Manila.  Cebu, Davao, Dumaguete, etc, some things more expensive and some cheaper. 

Basics of Moving to Philippines

Here are some basics of considering a move to the Philippines. If you have only spent a few days in this country you are NOT ready to move here. It is a life-changing experience and should not be undertaken without some serious research. I would recommend you join LIP3 Yahoo group & read the entire archive which will take you a long time. When reading those posts you must understand that the group owner & his underlings make money from various companies and organizations that advbertise there. There is nothing wrong with making money, but any post that might indicate there is ANYTHING imperfect about The Philippines will not get posted there. They are truly the rose-tinted glasses group of people but a lot of good information is still available.

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Only in the Philippines

Onli in da Philippines! Share your funny encounters, the funniest names of road signs, shops, or businesses you've seen:

  1. Parlor in San Juan is named "Cut & Face".
  2. Wholesaler of balut in Sto.Tomas, Batangas: "Starduck".
  3. Fast food eatery in Nueva Ecija: "Violybee"
  4. Internet cafe opened among squatters named "Cafe Pindot".
  5. In Manila , there's a laundry named, "Summa Cum Laundry".
  6. Petshop in Ortigas: "Pussies and Bitches".
  7. A pet shop in Kamuning: "Pakita Mo Pet Mo".
  8. Bakery: "Bread Pit".
  9. Bank in Alabang: "Alabank".

Sea Turtle

Sea Turtle

What is a good time of year to visit the Phillipines?

My husband and our 3 children would like to take trip to the Phillipines this year.  We are very flexible with our dates because our children are homeschooled.  I would like to know what time of year is best? 

Also, I know some Tagalog but I would like to learn more.  What would be a good language program to use.

Thank you for your help!

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