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  1. Hi, Does anyone know if I take a landline telephone (not a mobile phone) from the UK to the Philippines will it work on the PLDT broadband line we have? It's just a replacement for the poor quality phone PLDT supplied us with when we bought one of their broadband packages. Thanks, Jimbouk
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    Hi, Some of you may be Christians, some may be atheists but for the atheists out there, how do you deal with the predominant religion in the Philippines? (e.g. making excuses for not going to church, refusing to take part in praying etc.) Jimbouk
  3. You know you have been in the Philippines too long when you start believing the "Accident Prone Area" signs instead of accepting that the whole Philippines road network is one giant accident prone area. ­čść
  4. This has possibly been posted before but: You know when you have been in the Philippines too long when you open your mouth wide instead of saying "pardon?"
  5. I visited 3 years ago and tbh I thought it was a bit of a dump. It may have been nice 10+ years ago but it is terribly over-developed now. I was there during holy week so it was extra packed plus there had been recent algae blooms in the sea which washed up on the beach coating it in green slimy stuff. Apparently this happens every year, if they have sorted out the raw sewage problem it may prevent this in the future. I wouldn't go back - I suspect Palawan would be a better bet. Jimbo UK
  6. Is there any country Duterte hasn't declared war on?
  7. Can anyone shed any light (excuse the pun) on the headlight use while driving at night in the Philippines. Where I come from (the UK) we use hi-beam when there are no other cars in front then switch to low-beam if any road traffic appears. Here in the Philippines it seems almost the opposite! First you get a brief flash of hi-beam from an on-coming car/van/bus then a full on blinding hi-beam until you are past them reducing your ability to see anything else on the road. You are then left with bright dots burnt into your retina for about 30 seconds after! What possible reason could there be for this behavior?? Jimbo UK
  8. Well thanks for all of your advice people. Thankfully the swelling has subsided and my ankles look normal now. I should have mentioned in my original post I have experienced the same swelling on previous visits and it has gone down in time. Cheers, Jimbo UK
  9. Hi, Does anyone have any advice on reducing the swelling of my feet and ankles? They swelled during the 14 hour flight to Manila and now 2 days later they still haven't gone down! I have been walking and drinking plenty of water but to no avail. Thanks, Jimbo UK
  10. Thanks for the links Geoff! Although I am more of a field archer. I will be in Butuan City. Cheers, Jimbo (UK)
  11. There aren't any clubs that I am aware of. I did a quick search before and only found a university club in Manila. I am heading to deepest, darkest Mindanao.
  12. Thanks for all the replies especially Jack. It looks like getting my bow to the Philippines will be a lot more trouble than it is worth! :(
  13. I am a keen Archer and I would love to take my compound bow with me to the Philippines when I retire. I don't intend to hunt with the bow, just use it for targets. Does anyone know the law regarding owning and bringing a bow in via a balikbayan box to the Philippines? Thanks, Jimbo (UK)
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