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Lilving in the Philippines

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Lilving in the Philippines

Dear all

I am reading all about the people who moved to the Philippines - and i am very interested/tempted to do the same.

Where would u suggest someone to settle. It is a big step for me as i will be doing this on my own - as i am a single female soon to retire. I would love to live outside the big cities. I have enough traffic in South Africa - so i would like to be closer to nature - but also conveniently close to shops/medical facilities. I am an artist.

Thank u for your recommendations

Myra

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1. Re: Lilving in the Philippines

Hi Myra,

To retire in the Philippines is a very good idea. Now, where's the best the to stay? I will give you my top 10 best places to relocate.

1. CaviteLaguna

2. Cebu/Bohol

3. Davao City

4. Puerto Princesa Palawan

5. Bacolod/Iloilo

6. Dumaguite

7. Baguio

8. Subic, Pampanga

9. Batangas

10. General Santos City

Chose which places you want and I give you advantages and dis advantages of that place you selected.

Hope it would help

markjohn_mla@yahoo.com

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2. Re: Lilving in the Philippines

Hello Myra. Your best bet would be to check with the Philippine Leisure & Retirement Authority at www.plra.gov.ph -- they have information on relocation options, visas, fees, etc.

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3. Re: Lilving in the Philippines

I chose to make my home in Boracay, as it has the advantages of beautiful natural scenery, modern amenities (ATM machines, delis and shops selling imported foods), a good choice of restuarants and a friendly nightlife. You can see some of my tips and photos here if you are interested.

members.virtualtourist.com/m/8ab27/157917/

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4. Re: Lilving in the Philippines

want peace and quiet in an undiscovered, unspoiled place? (no atm's, no malls,etc)? i shouldn't tell you and spoil the secret, but camiguin island is the best i've found so far. (for those features) it has an active volcano, hot, cold and gaseous springs, and some of the friendliest people in the islands. want to be closer to civilisation? bohol island is nice, as is dumaguette. cebu city is out, but the province may suit you, and it has the convenience of being easy to get into cebu should the need arise(hospitals, airport, shopping malls, immigration offices etc)

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Hi Myra

I agree with Travel Parthner, Cavite/Laguna is top of the list of the highly recommended areas to live. I will recommend Tagaytay or Silang in Cavite for a bit cooler climate as these places are in higher elevation. In Tagaytay my sister got a place with a view of the lake and Taal volcano, while in Silang you will be surrounded by coffee and fruit farms. I have a place in Molino, Cavite and I chose this area because the estate has its own water supply which you may want to consider when choosing where to relocate. I worked and lived in Cebu in the 80's. My Cebuano friends are very sweet mannered, thoughtful, always love to sing and party, and very keen to please. There are some good areas to live there too and there is an international airport. I recommended Cavite/Laguna also due to its proximity to Manila and Makati where the big hospitals, medical specialists and major facilities are which I think you will need coming from a developed country. I suggest that when you get to the Philippines, to rent first and travel around, check the places you are interested in and find out which one will fit your needs. I think half of the consideration is what the place offers and the second half are the people, if you will get along with them and make friends and this is entirely up to you. By the way, I am not selling properties to you. My sister and myself are both born in the Philippines and living overseas but we intend to retire in the Philippines.

Feel free to contact me if you have other questions.

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6. Re: Lilving in the Philippines

Subic (Beach and Mountain) or Tagaytay (Lake and Mountain) are my recommendations.

You can have your own private secluded area here once you purchased your own spot and yet conviniently travel by car to the city if you need a change for a day.

And both locations have artists groups which you can later join.

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7. Re: Lilving in the Philippines

Hi My ra --

I highly recommend the following place:

1. Tagaytay City

2. Cebu

3. Baguio City

4. Panglao Island, Bohol

5. Purto Princesa City, Palawan

Regards,

carlnoweast

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