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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Per180, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. Per180
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    Per180 New Member

    Hello to everyone.
    Just got back from Phil after meeting a lovely lady whom I have been conversing with for 3 months.
    Had an absolutely fabulous time. What a great country, with such charming, polite, respectful folk.
    I have a fair bit of experience in Thailand..... and what a difference there is. It's nice to see genuine smiles from folk.
    The food was awesome. Ironically, all I had read on the net about Filipino Cuisine suggested it wasn't up to much. I thought it easily beat Thai food. Ate like a horse...a very hungry horse.
    Was initially down in Davao, against the advice of Her Majesty's Gov'. Felt safer than Glasgow on a Saturday night !
    Went on holiday to El Nido, then visited Apulit… totally awesome !!! Highly recommended. Now I know what snorkelling is all about.
    Going back in Jan. The start ( I hope) of something great ?
    Looking at us doing a beginner diving course. V excited.
    Early , early days I know, but it looks to be a bit of a minefield ahead, with all the red tape, so am hoping this forum and its people can smooth the passage, should it ultimately head in that direction.

    Regards
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  2. graham59
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    graham59 Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum.

    It seems you had a great holiday... and hopefully for you and your lady friend, the next one will be equally satisfying.

    Good luck to you. :like:

    Filipino food is not something I personally have warmed to. (In fact, most of it I find either tasteless, overcooked, or repulsive... :eek: but then, that's just me. :) ).
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  3. Meadows
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    Meadows New Member

    hi new here ,hope to find some friend and help or advices for my mum and brother to come here in the UK been missing them for almost 8 years now.. argghhhh sorry am mooning...anyway finger cross i can find some answer here xx
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  4. OTT
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    OTT Active Member

    Hi Per 180 , welcome to the forum . I’m glad that your visit went well , nice and interesting introduction. I’m sure you will find a lot of useful information here .

    I really liked El Nido, but I don’t know Apulit
    Agree about the Filipino people , very polite and respectful,, and always seem happy , despite their hard lives .
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  5. OTT
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    OTT Active Member

    Hi Meadows welcome to you also .Lots to read about visit visas , but lots of help to be found on the forum .

    I would be careful of mooning this weather to be honest .
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  6. Meadows
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    Meadows New Member

    emmm am not mooning about the weather here lol am mooning about me would ask too much question on this forum hehe
  7. oss
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    oss Not Here

    OTT is just teasing he should have added a smiley :)

    You mean "moaning" he was just making a joke as "mooning" has a slightly different meaning and would be a rather cold thing to do right now :)
  8. graham59
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    graham59 Well-Known Member

    mooning in plane.jpg
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  9. OTT
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    OTT Active Member

    Yes apologies Meadows, oss is correct , I should’ve added a smiley as it was a little joke .
    Don’t worry about asking too many questions here , everyone is happy to help .
    I’m glad you can cope with our weather .

    Ps , I’m sorry I don’t know how you add the smiley , yes I know doh haha .
  10. Meadows
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    Meadows New Member

    ;) no probs hehe
  11. Heathen
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    Yeah the people on Mindanao are great despite what HMG might say :D You might like to visit Panglao or Siargao when you next go to Phills, Siarao is just off the North North East side of Mindanao, and very much quieter than El Nido, but great Beaches, Snorkelling etc etc. Good luck for the future, enjoy ploughing the through the red tape if it goes that way ;).
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  12. Per180
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    Per180 New Member

    Siargao has already been added to the list :)
    On not such a brighter note is all the things I've been reading on this site, amongst others re' visa's etc. Looks like a nightmare is about to unfold ! Gotta laugh at my naivety !!!! (it looks like it'll be the only time I am laughing )
  13. OTT
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    OTT Active Member

    Many nice places to enjoy in the Philippines for you and your lady , so many islands to choose from . Bohol has nice beaches , and many things to see if you fancy trying there .
    Luckily most places are only a short flight , or ferry ride away , so enjoy your travels .

    As you know , visas for us are easy for us to get ,and even extend , the difficulty begins when , like many on the forum , you decide to bring your lady here , but that’s for another time .

    Siargao is on my list also, as well as Camotes , and Camiguin .
    Enjoy planning your next trip .
  14. Drunken Max
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    Drunken Max Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    I spent a week in Siargao. We stayed away from the harbour area east of General Luna. Gorgeous place. Surigao is just a town but has a decent hotel with a cool bart next door with live music. Useful if you are getting the ferry to Siargao

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