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I will have a vacation for 5 days next month since I'm currently in Asia. I'm thinking the PI may be a good choice.
I'm considering seeing Davao, Cebu, Manila, and/or the beaches
What do you guys think?
Last edited by luoldeng9 on Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:32 am, edited 1 time in total.
If you are mid-20s it wont be hard to meet girls through regular means.
The local girls your age will be more open to you as your age will be quite different from the other expatriates. Just carry a friendly and jovial vibe that matches the locals. They are in my opinion much friendlier than the other Asian girls (Fil-am here).
I suggest hitting up Manila first and heading to the clubs just to see what is out there. Just go an approach any of the girls and ask for directions first, your foreign status will keep them less defensive. Go for the number as a pretense of "just in case"
In Manila, you can game in Makati Glorietta which has better quality girls than the mall of Asia. Just go about and talk to the girls as you would states-side. If you drop that you are an exchange student, all the better. Remember to get the number. I know filipinos are more helpful to foreigners so just act and smile.
If you go to a club, there will be girls your age that are looking to hookup with a "gringo". They will make their presence known. The reason is that they get somewhat a local value bump from being with a gringo. If you have good logistics, then you can get these girls quite easily as it is what they are looking for. The best way is to befriend a local guy first that would introduce you to his friends.
Bohol is nice but the quantity of girls your age might be limiting. You will arrive in Tagbilaran airport before you go the beach. The beach itself has whore mongering presence that you may want to separate yourself from.
Cebu is also nice but somewhat more provincial. There are some attractions but don't go too crazy as there is an aspect of lawlessness here. Either way just go and try to play the foreigner game looking for some tourist spots. Always ask for a number as a "just-in-case". It shouldnt be hard as most girls speak English.
PM for specifics. Happy hunting!
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I'm not sure what you want out of the trip. Why would a nice girl want to meet you if you're just there for 5 days? Maybe it's better just to rent a girl for a week, like loads of guys do here in Thailand. At least then no hearts will be broken.
There are a number of world class beaches in PI but with only 5 days do you really have time to discover them. Same with diving and snorkeling - it's great but do you have the time to take advantage.
You say that you are not interested in their food, culture or history. Unless you are just hitting bars and clubs this is what most girls will want to share with you. A nice girl will be anxious to be your guide and show you around her city, whether it's Cebu, Davao or anyplace else. That in itself is how you will experience the friendliness of the people.
And since you say the girls you have seen online are not to your taste, you have to ask yourself what you are looking for. Sounds like you either need to do more research or simply take a chance, go to PI for the 5 days and get a tiny taste of the place.
5 days is nothing! And your coming from S. Korea which is a fairly long flight. Definitely choose one or at most 2 areas, no more. Logistically, you could do Seoul - Aquino/Clark - Cebu - Seoul OR Seoul - Cebu - Aquino/Clark - Seoul. I don't think there are many flights from S. Korea to other cities such as Davao or Cagayan de Oro so for convenience sake and to avoid too many internal flights, you might wanna stick with the largest one or two cities.
If you like clubs, PM Mguy for which venues in Global City and other top areas of Metro Manila.
Mguy also suggested Glorietta. Hmm, I think its pretty hit or miss. I don't always see attractive girls there unaccompanied by guys. Across the street is Greenbelt where you can sometimes find interesting girls at the coffee places and at night clubs. But be careful cus Havana area is full of P4P types at night. There's another area of lounge bars a ways from there in Greenbelt complex which might be better.
If I'm not mistaken, I believe you are Korean American. I would imagine you have great potential in Phils. But it's quite possible that almost nothing happens in five days. It's just too short a time. Maybe if you approach a bunch of strangers in day and evening, you can line-up dates or even hang-out a bit on the spot. But keep in mind, if you go to more than one city, you will really only have a couple days in each place.
Do you speak Korean? You know, Cebu has a lot of attractive and pretty girls but almost all of them are Koreans lol. I have no idea how easy it is for a new Korean person to enter their world in Phils. Is it the case of girls being difficult at home but easier overseas? I have no idea. You would have to make some Korean friends there to figure that one out.
Angeles also has a fast growing Korea town area and its only 2 hours from Metro Manila by bus. I think there's lots of cheap flights from Korea to Clark too.
If you wanna stick with Filipinas and care a lot about looks and class, stick with Metro Manila and forget about Cebu. Best looking girls from all over Phils tend to flock to capital for maximum opportunities. And like I said, it's a lot easier logistically if you just go to one area (such as Metro Man/Angeles).
Do your best and if nothing happens, chock it up to time being too short. If you could stay a full month, I think you could make a lot of contacts with some work. Good luck.
Good observation...should be kind of obvious....LOL
So as such, it must be ignored.
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