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Just back from Cebu and my trip report...

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Just back from Cebu and my trip report...

Post by redfeather » December 7th, 2018, 12:14 pm

I flew to Cebu and we spent two days going to the Ayala Mall and SM Mall in Cebu. We then took the Oceanjet Ferry from Pier 1 in Cebu to Siquijor Island, and we spent 6 days doing an Island vacation. Siquijor Island has a lot of places to go visit, and we rented a scooter for all 6 days. We traveled all over the Island on the scooter, and we went snorkeling and swimming at several of the fresh water falls. We went to Baha Bar several times to eat dinner, and we also had dinner and breakfast at our resort. We stayed at Islandia Beach Resort which I liked because it is quiet and tucked away in an area that does not have a lot of traffic. If you have never been to the Philz you will not be aware of all the cats and dogs running around all over the place, and I liked Islandia Resort because it did not have but a few dogs and cats hanging around. After our 6 days were over we took the Oceanjet Ferry back to Cebu, and we flew on Cebu Pacific to my girlfriends province and spent two days visiting her family and having a Lechon BBQ. I also borrowed her brothers Honda scooter, and my gf and I drove all over her local area shopping and visiting her friends. My gf was introducing me to her aunts and friends so that they could size me up and check me out to see if my gf had found a good catch…they are sly about this. After the visit to her family and province we flew back to Cebu and spent the last two days sightseeing, and my gf talked our Grad driver into driving us around for an entire day to visit around eight of the historical sights. My gf is a good negotiator and she talked the Grab driver into running us around all day for 2,000 pesos which is about $40, and we ended up seeing almost all the historical sights in Cebu.
I liked Cebu way better than my first trip which was to Manila. Cebu is still a big city, but it was a little easier to get around inside Cebu due the smaller amount of people and less vehicles. I also liked the airport at Cebu better because it is newly built, and it was easier to get to the airport and flying in and out was just a smoother process. Cebu is filled with young women to date in the 18 to 30 year old age range. If I had to give you advise between Ayala Mall and SM Mall I would say stick with SM Mall because the women are more down to earth and would appeal to a normal guy not searching for a gold digger. The Ayala Mall is full of high dollar stores that cater to the upper class that love to waste money, and I saw the women that loved that kind of gold digger lifestyle. If you travel to Cebu and cold approach women at SM Mall you should have plenty of dates within 1-3 days time. So, there is my trip report after my travels to Cebu and beyond. Enjoy.




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Re: Just back from Cebu and my trip report...

Post by growup » December 15th, 2018, 6:23 am

That sounds like an exciting trip.
How long have you and your girlfriend been together?
(writing this as a foreign woman married to an American guy for over a decade)
These stories always fascinate me

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Re: Just back from Cebu and my trip report...

Post by redfeather » December 15th, 2018, 3:47 pm

Growup,
My gf and I have been together around 9 months now. I will travel back to see her on more trips, but I have to work and find the time to go back. These international relationships take time, so you have to be prepared for that.

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Re: Just back from Cebu and my trip report...

Post by growup » December 15th, 2018, 4:40 pm

redfeather wrote:
December 15th, 2018, 3:47 pm
Growup,
My gf and I have been together around 9 months now. I will travel back to see her on more trips, but I have to work and find the time to go back. These international relationships take time, so you have to be prepared for that.
That's awesome.
When I met my husband, I was already living in America, although he was living in Texas and I was in the Chicago area.
All good relationships take time, and I'm glad that you have opportunities to travel back and forth.

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Re: Just back from Cebu and my trip report...

Post by redfeather » December 15th, 2018, 6:20 pm

Growup,
I live in Texas. What country are you from? I tried dating a few foreign women in America, but they had been brain washed by our culture and feminism and it was impossible to make a lasting relationship with them. I observed six different American couples on this last trip to Siquijor, and these couples were all in spats and arguments and I thought to myself that I am witnessing feminism at work. It was like these American couples came on vacation together to the Philippines, but there was thousands of miles of distance between them...it was like a steel wall was between them.

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Re: Just back from Cebu and my trip report...

Post by growup » December 15th, 2018, 9:30 pm

redfeather?
Where in Texas? My husband lived in Marble Falls for a while.
I'm from Poland, but I've been in the States since I was 9. (I'm 35 now)
I like a healthy dose of equality (as in, men and women are different, but equal...I mean, our graves are all the same size, right?), but the feminism stuff is way out of hand.
I do retain quite a bit of the Polish culture (we celebrate Polish Christmas Eve, I cook a lot of Polish food, and still speak Polish every day. My daughters are also learning Polish) and I'm not sure how "Americanized" I consider myself (although I am a citizen, something I did about 3 years before I met my husband).
I watch a lot of couples where we are (NC) and the distance is pretty visible. I think a lot of it is that communication is almost nonexistent and that people are too quick to divorce (Oh, it's not working out, we'll just get a divorce I guess).
Anyway, sorry for the rant.
Tell me more about your girlfriend!

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Re: Just back from Cebu and my trip report...

Post by Zambales » December 16th, 2018, 12:47 am

You should have visited Bohol for an extended period of time seeing you passed by on your journey between Siquijor and Cebu. So much to see.

Siquijor's such a cool island to chill out in. Did you go cliff jumping in Salagdoong?

And which part of Mindanao did you go? Was it one of the "risky" provinces?

Agree about the airport in Cebu being much nicer than Manila.

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Re: Just back from Cebu and my trip report...

Post by redfeather » December 17th, 2018, 1:28 am

Zambales,
I did not go cliff jumping, but we went to three of the natural waterfalls and went swimming and they had a rope swing to jump from.
I am already planning my next trip and it will be to Bohol, and I like that you can catch the ferry from Cebu Pier 1 to Tagabilaran/Bohol.
My gf is from Sibugay and I flew into Pagadian airport. My gf wanted me to get an escort because her brother is a police officer. The escort would have cost me 4-5k pesos, and i opted not to get the escort. We rode the bus from Pagadian to her province, and I felt safe the entire time.

Growup,
I am from Marble Falls, so it is a small world.
I have a friend in Florida that is married to a woman from Poland and he says that Poland is the best FSU country to get a good wife. I am glad to hear that you are teaching your children about Polish traditions and I believe this is an important part of bringing your children up correctly. I believe it is important for a foreign woman to stay away from our American culture of feminism because it will only ruin the good Polish upbringing that you were raised with.
My gf is 35 years old and never married with no children, and this was something that I was searching for because American women once divorced come with so much baggage and the trauma of their children being put thru divorce that it is impossible to form a lasting relationship with them. My gf is a nurse in the hospital there in her province. I am very impressed by the way my gf takes care of me because I have never received this level of care from any American woman to include my wife. I tell my gf that American women only love you on the surface, and as soon as something better comes along they will throw you and there children's lives in the garbage with divorce rape and not think anything about it. I mentor young guys and tell them to look overseas if they want to find a good wife where they have a better chance of not being divorced raped.

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