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Anyone want to meet up in the Philippines?--Zboy

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Anyone want to meet up in the Philippines?--Zboy

Post by zboy1 » June 18th, 2015, 6:54 am

I'll be going on vacation in the middle of July. Any suggestions on where I should go in the Philippines? I would also like to meet some HAer's living in the Philippines as well.

I'm in China right now, so it'll only be a few hours for me to catch a flight to go the country.




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Post by Yohan » June 18th, 2015, 8:32 am

If you are in China, near HongKong, there are frequent flights direct to Cebu. No need to change airplane in Manila.

Sorry, but I will be in Thailand/Pattaya in July. I am in Cebu mostly in April or May only.

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Post by zboy1 » June 19th, 2015, 6:57 am

Where's a good place to visit in the Philippines? Cebu or Visaya?

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Post by Yohan » June 19th, 2015, 9:22 am

zboy1 wrote:Where's a good place to visit in the Philippines? Cebu or Visvaya?
Panay, Negros, Cebu, Bohol, Leyte, Samar are the Visayas islands.

https://en.wikipedia.org/?title=Visayas

It is easy from Cebu City to move over to Leyte and Bohol, several good connections by ship, speed boat every day.
As my foster daughter is living in Cebu-Mandaue City, I stay most time only within Cebu City. Plenty of hotels from the cheapest to the most expensive category available.

Only Cebu City has an international airport with a few direct flights to HongKong, Tokyo and some other cities, otherwise you have to change airplane in Manila.

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Post by Jester » June 19th, 2015, 9:34 am

Yohan wrote:
zboy1 wrote:Where's a good place to visit in the Philippines? Cebu or Visvaya?
Panay, Negros, Cebu, Bohol, Leyte, Samar are the Visayas islands.

https://en.wikipedia.org/?title=Visayas

It is easy from Cebu City to move over to Leyte and Bohol, several good connections by ship, speed boat every day.
As my foster daughter is living in Cebu-Mandaue City, I stay most time only within Cebu City. Plenty of hotels from the cheapest to the most expensive category available.

Only Cebu City has an international airport with a few direct flights to HongKong, Tokyo and some other cities, otherwise you have to change airplane in Manila.
Thanks Yohan.

This kind of basic info is nearly impossible to glean with google etc.

PS I wish I could meet the Z-Man there. I wish him well.
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Post by Yohan » June 19th, 2015, 1:54 pm

http://www.schedule.ph/boat/from/Ormoc/to/Cebu-City

http://www.bohol.ph/article107.html
http://schedule.ph/boat/from/Cebu-City/to/Bohol
http://www.mactan-cebuairport.com.ph/

https://www.cebupacificair.com/bn-en/Pa ... e-map.aspx

Google Philippines for search works quite well.
https://www.google.com.ph/?gws_rd=ssl

There is a lot of information about Cebu on the internet, but it is somewhat 'dispersed', always incomplete, outdated etc. etc.

Philippines is surely not the place for everybody.
Some like it and want to stay there forever. Others are happy to leave and think a few days are more than enough.
It's not only about girls, to live there you have to accustom to the local situation, quite different from other countries in Asia.

About hotel accomodation, I am using AGODA since several years, never had a problem with AGODA and the two hotels I am using, on arrival, all was paid already, the room reserved, and the rate was significantly cheaper paid in USD by creditcard than payment on arrival in cash PHP.

If you have any question about Cebu, please ask me, maybe I can help.

About Zboy1, he seems to be a very reasonable and realistic person, if I had any opportunity, I would also like to meet him, either in Japan, Philippines or Thailand/Cambodia. Place is not really a problem, but time is often difficult to arrange. I am usually in Japan, but during April in Philippines, and during Juli and January in Thailand.

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Post by Winston » June 19th, 2015, 2:09 pm

Rock and Mr S are in Manila. And Billy is in Angeles City still. You should try to meet up with them Zboy and ask for suggestions. Angeles City is fun for a few days. Billy can take you bar hopping. Then you will understand why Angeles is so addicting to us. lol. I'll PM them and see if they're available.
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Post by Rock » June 19th, 2015, 3:17 pm

Winston wrote:Rock and Mr S are in Manila. And Billy is in Angeles City still. You should try to meet up with them Zboy and ask for suggestions. Angeles City is fun for a few days. Billy can take you bar hopping. Then you will understand why Angeles is so addicting to us. lol. I'll PM them and see if they're available.
Maybe in Manila area zboy1 would like:

- Intramurous old churches and old Spanish town. Great to have an afternoon tea there and walk around

- Binando (oldest China town in world)

- Some of the museums

- Korean spa like Jing Gil Bong or the one near Star City

- Laguna hot springs resorts (can be done on a day trip, esp. Sunday), many Koreans and Chinese

- Good Korean restaurants

- Greenbelt

- BCG Fort

- MOA

There's really not much to see here unfortunately. But those few places might be worth checking out. Manila is only 1-2 hours from Angeles City so he can take care of those two in 2 or 3 days. In Angeles, might consider a day trip to Mt. Pinatubo.

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Post by zboy1 » June 19th, 2015, 5:09 pm

Thanks for all the tips. I'm still deciding between Cebu or Manilla/Angeles City. I would use couchsurfing to save money and have someone to help me with the local area.

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Post by Rock » June 19th, 2015, 5:15 pm

zboy1 wrote:Thanks for all the tips. I'm still deciding between Cebu or Manilla/Angeles City. I would use couchsurfing to save money and have someone to help me with the local area.
To be frank, neither Cebu nor Metro Manila are very pleasant places to tour. As far as interesting attractions and cool places to visit go, I would say for every one that exists in Metro Manila, you could probably find several dozen in a city like Bangkok. Philippines is interesting mainly because of the people and their habits and culture.

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Post by Winston » June 19th, 2015, 10:19 pm

I agree with rock. The tourist attractions in the Philippines are mediocre at best and usually overpriced due to Filipino greed. The real attraction are the girls and how sweet and soothing they are to be around. That's what men go there for.

But you can try visiting the beaches of boracay or palawan. Boracay has some cheap hostels and bungalows that you can find on hostels.com and Lonely Planet website. But palawan may not have cheap options.
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