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If you use multivitamins, cod liver oil capsules, etc,  then buy some at your local supermarket, and bring with you. Dearer here, and possibly of dubious quality.   Use sweeteners in your Coffee ? Same again.... bring some with you. Expensive here.  

Remember to pack some headache pills too... for your journey.  An electrical 'travel adaptor'  (though the Phils, I believe uses the US style 2-pin plug).

A power bank for your phone.

A roll of small plastic food bags. 

Only tiny things to pack, but handy to have.  :smile:

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If you have 'tupperware' containers . Pack stuff in them and take them with you. It will save buying more when you get to the Phils, as they're needed to keep the ants and bugs out of everything.

Take any electrical/computer leads and connectors with you.  Mostly cheap Chinese crap on offer in the Phils.

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5 hours ago, Mike J said:

Minimum 6 months left prior to expiration of passport beyond expected period of stay?

No longer required but best to have plenty of pages left. 

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7 hours ago, Roadhawg said:

Alrighty...... With the help of the good people on this forum I think I'm ready.

I have my plane ticket to Cebu City

I have my burn ticket

I have a furnished place to stay in Mactan

Balikbayan Boxes loading and about ready to take to shipper

Got a new phone since my Verizon one won't work

Notified my bank about international card usage.

Golf clubs ready to go

anything I'm forgetting?  I'm sure there is

 

 

 

I can tell you are excited. I felt the same way when I moved here in 2002. It's kind of an unknown thing, even though I had visited here many times. I can tell you this..It's the best decision I ever made. No regrets. You will thrive if you adjust to the way Filipinos live instead of expecting them to adjust to you.

Keep posting after you arrive please.:tiphat:

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Didn't read the whole thread. Just want to make sure you've been warned about the air pollution and traffic in Cebu. I couldn't tolerate it. You've spent at least a few weeks there previously, I hope.

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12 hours ago, Guy F. said:

Didn't read the whole thread. Just want to make sure you've been warned about the air pollution and traffic in Cebu. I couldn't tolerate it. You've spent at least a few weeks there previously, I hope.

Spent a few weeks in Manila will get masks

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