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    Quote Originally Posted by dharmabum View Post
    Her name was Moog or sounded like that. She said she worked in an office. She was 26 yo slim and tall with tatas the size of cup cakes and a well toned bottom. She was awfully nice.

    I don't know her motivation. Perhaps just a little spontaneous and innocent fun with a falang or knows that free samples are good marketing.

    When you are offered such a gift you don't ask too many questions. Just be grateful !
    And did you take her up on the offer?

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    A gentleman never tells and I won't either. lol.

    Sitting in my home town and dreaming of PI. There are so many pinnoy here. I am making connections. Once I've settled where I am to live when "home" I will be off to PI on the hunt for a partner/caregiver.

    I reckon after a stop in Mania to look up a gf that was living rough in Raja Sulieman park I will arrange some transport to Palawan, Borocay, and Leyte, imshalla.

    A philipino contact I made here says foreigners are now allowed to own Condo there. Can anyone confirm that information and what are the strings attached, because I'm sure there are some.

    If this is covered in other posts please accept my apology and direct me there. ty.

    Cheers and good heath,

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    Quote Originally Posted by dharmabum View Post
    A philipino contact I made here says foreigners are now allowed to own Condo there. Can anyone confirm that information and what are the strings attached, because I'm sure there are some.
    Get a lawyer or you risk the same exposure as those that don't do their homework in Thailand....

    The Condominium Act of the Philippines, R.A. 4726, expressly allows foreigners to acquire condominium units and shares in condominium corporations up to not more than 40% of the total and outstanding capital stock of a Filipino owned or controlled condominium corporation. However, there are a very few single-detached homes or Townhouses in the Philippines with condominium titles. Most condominiums are high rise buildings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dharmabum
    Then she said she was saving money to buy a house with her boyfriend. Ok. After we finished her food she said we could have sex on the beach for 10 baht. Only in Pattay. She was awfully
    Quote Originally Posted by dharmabum
    Her name was Moog or sounded like that
    Sure it wasn't ghost of mog


    I was in Palawan over Christmas it's a very small town you could walk from the ferry terminal/bay side park area to the main x road before the airport in 1/2-1 hour

    Only managed to meet 1 expat who was Swedish I think who had 2 bars karaoke targeted to Pino's as there wasn't enough tourists to keep the bars going.

    There are no beaches that I know of unless you take a boat out to Honda bay. If you ride down south all we saw was prison farms and up north there isn't much to see but for the magnificent scenery.

    A lot of Pino's we spoke with said that they migrated away from the problems of Manila to Puerto and they mentioned that the town has almost zero crime rate since the shootings 10 years ago.
    All in all it's a beautiful clean town with friendly people but I don't think it would take to long to get board shitless being so small.

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    Storekeeper, Harrybarracuda and brise, thanks.

    Good replies. The "Living in the Philippines' site looks promising. Lots to learn and hopefully I may avoid some common errors. I did get fleeced last time in Manila by a man claiming to be x -US officer needing money to get his family on a plane. He is known by some of you.

    There are no guarantees and I am just as gullible as the next guy sometimes. I was told it's easy to con greedy people out of their money because they are trying to get yours and not watching their own.

    Palawan sounds quite pleasant but for the prison farms. I never seem bored and can watch the wind blow the coconut trees for hours. I am aiming for Palawan for some snorkeling.

    I will no doubt visit Cebu as well and re-visit a few places. I will for sure re-visit Dumagette and this time search out some x-pats. Canadians ?

    No such thing. A Canadian is just another immigrant with seniority. If casually asked for my citizenship I usually say " No I'm not a Canadian" I'm a child of the universe, citizen of the global village and hitchhiker through the galaxy. ".

    I live in a rain forest in the Pacific North West on the Pacific rim and ring of fire.

    Also I don't think there are many real Canadians here anyway. To be a 'Real Canadian' to my little mind you must live at least 200 or more miles N of 49 and hunt and fish for at least some of your food.

    All the rest of us withing 200 miles of the American Republic are simply border trash.

    I'm an American. I live in one of the Americas. Generally N America has 3 zones. Mexico can be considered the work zone. The US is the shopping zone and Canada is for recreation.

    Cheers and good healh all,

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    I think you will be sorry if you buy right away. I have always found myself wanting to move around some until I found just the right area for me.

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    Thanks. I am going to look hard at several places and most likely will rent for some months before I make a choice. PI has so much to offer and such enormous variety scattered across land and ocean.

    One thought is to buy a 'live aboard' boat that can handle blue water and hire a crew for exploring more remote places. No sure how practical this is as I have no sailing experience.

    Palawan, Borocay and Leyte are on my to do list so far but also want to explore the Cordillera as well. Just bought a 'Lonley Planet ' today.

    Cheers and good health,

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    Looks like you got all nailed mate....big sea change hugh?

    I am one of those that thought you were single handing round the world....made me quite jealous...however letting someone else drive sounds pretty good too.

    Never got to the Philippines....can we ask why the Philippines as against some other SE Asia or even an Indian Ocean island country. ( just selfish re Indian Ocean...wish I had taken a look...lol)

    The condo thing ( buying) might be a bit restrictive for a footloose retiree used to fresh air and the outdoors.....but good as a bolt hole of course.

    Re the boat idea.....you may want to consider walking the docks in marinas or hanging out in bars frequented by yachties...probably find a few of the shoestring sailors (or even the well heeled?) would appreciate your company and a few bucks to boost the cruising kitty whilst gunk holing around the islands or even further afield?

    Go for it mate!

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    I have spend plenty of time in Thailand and Indonesia (mainly Bali). Nothing bad there to put me off at all.

    It's my contention that if I connect with at Pinoy lady she would be more willing to travel that a Thai or Balinese. I still have a few places on my agenda to visit on planet earth. So I am aiming to hunt up a special someone who will help with the health issues and onerous logistics of travel.

    My first visit to PI was very positive and outside of Manila and Cebu city I discovered the ocean is clean and the air fresh. Not so in Thailand or any SE Asia country.

    How can you fail to be impressed in a country where there's an armed doorman at McDonald's but they have valet parking for your motorcycle ?

    Cheers and good health,

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    How big is this MV Jamaica? Just curious as I used to be on ships.

    Why PI? Also just curious? Is food better there, or visa easier to get or property cheaper, rent cheaper, or..

    Not saying here is the be all and end all but there is also Indo (not Bali). Manado would be good if you like snorkling.

    Batam or Bintan are close to Sing. for medial etc.
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    The two ships I sailed with are: CMA CGM Jamaica,

    CMA CGM JAMAICA - Vessel's Details and Current Position - 9326770 - 212789000




    This was about 1/2 the size of the CMA CGM Medea.


    CMA CGM MEDEA - Vessel's Details and Current Position - 9299800 - 228342900

    The Jamaica officers were mostly Ukrainian but the officers of the Medea were mainly from Romania with a French Captain.

    I crossed the Atlantic on the Jamiaca and boarded the CMA CGM Medea in Malta to cross from Mediterranean down Red Sea and across the Indian Ocean. I disembarked in Port Kelang Maylasia.

    Yes I've been diving from Manado on Bunaken Island. It was awesome. I have also visited Jogjakarta mainly to see the religious sites of Prambanan and Borobudur.


    Prambanan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Borobudur - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    Cheers and good health,

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    freighter travel is on the rise ....used to be very popular in the 30s and 40s not allowed to have more than 12 passengers because then u have to have a doctor ..

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    There is lots of documentation required for freighter travel. A medical is mandatory and must state you are fit to travel on ship without a doctor. Age limit is 80. Not for everybody.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyroma View Post
    freighter travel is on the rise ....used to be very popular in the 30s and 40s not allowed to have more than 12 passengers because then u have to have a doctor ..
    I was on ships in my early life and we had 6 cabins if I remember plus the owners cabin. We used to take passengers to South America. This was in the days when officers dressed for dinner. Oh and we had a boat deck!

    But this Jamaica is a LOT bigger than the ones I sailed on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dharmabum View Post
    A ship offers comfort and enough solitude to relax. It's not for everyone for sure but I like that freighters are simple and pragmatic. Also healthier than a cruise ship that has 2,000 to 4,000 people in a confined living space.
    Eerily precient, well called prior to COVID-19.

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