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  1. i am planning a short visit to Dapitan. Looking for a reasonable hotel with a restaurant for a few nights but not finding much on line. Maybe Dipolog is a better place to stay. Anyone have any advice or recommendations? Tks in advance
  2. Lou49

    Advice on where to live.

    La Union is ok, nice little place, nice beaches, not far from Baguio, not a lot of night life, not a lot of foreigners....Try Cebu City, quite a few foreigners to socialize with and help u learn the ropes, lots of night life if u want that, lots of “social clubs” in places like Ayala Mall, such as TGIF, Bo’s Coffee, The Social, etc....it would be a good place to start. Lots of friendlies around to shoot the breeze with.
  3. I feell my best when I am doing something constructive or productive, espcially for others. Maybe it is growing tomatos or raising chickens and giving/ delivering eggs to old people who might be in need. Or going fishing and giving the fish i catch to someone who needs or enjoys fish. Or doing handyman work for someone who can’t do it themselves. Helping others, especially the elderly or the needy always makes me feel good..... doing something meaningful and productive each day seems to give me a sense of well being. Helping others with no strings attached and not expecting any thanks seems to be the key for me. YMMV.
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    Cebu - Help!

    January is a very busy month in Cebu. Lots of visitors due to Sinulog Festival....Airports, roads an hotels will be very busy. Book well ahead of time. Some hotels charge premium rates during Sinulog. When u get here most hotels will negotiate a monthly rate and u can pay 25-35% less than posted rates.
  5. Ambien works for me. No hangover.
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    Kanu tax

    It is always better to have a trusted Local purchase anything for you or you will almost always pay more.
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    You nailed it.......i would only add the public market at the foot of Sessions Road, SM mall, and the strawberry fields in La Trinidad.
  8. I tried the online fare/booking search thing on several different websites last month, aware of the cookie thing, best fare i could come up with was about 2100 cad. which i thought was outrageous. Went to a travel agent and she found me a fare of about 1200cad. It only cost 40 bucks for the service.
  9. Lou49

    How Safe is Philippines?

    One ounce of milk chocolate per pound of body weight should do it.
  10. Lou49

    Grab or Taxi?

    Grab works well for me in Cebu City.
  11. I have had to transfer planes in HK with a 50 minute layover twice. I only had a backpack, no luggage and I did go thru security. i raced from one end of the airport to the other end and just made it, they were closing the doors when i got to the plane. I flew Cathay Vancouver to Hk to Cebu.
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    Help with British Expatriate in Baua, Gonzaga

    Having a pistol on a lanyard around his neck probably doesn’t help the cause here.
  13. Lou49

    What's it Like in Your Neck of the Woods?

    Another Ayala mall opening at IT Park ?
  14. Lou49

    Got burgled last night