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    Wink For A.C. expats...where do you live? house,condo or apt?

    Hi guys. I'll be moving to A.C. in a few years and that I'll be seeking a nice comfortable apt or condo to rent. Living in a house with a pool is not out of question either but I don't think I'll be needing anything big. I do not ride!! motorcycle. I absolutely am fearfull of anything on 2 wheels. So the place must be fairly close to fields. I also have a limited budget. Don't won't to pay more than I need to. On a fixed pension.I do not have a huge family ...just me and a gal. Most of all....want to be safe. I've spent last 2 years there....3 months at the time and got robbed last year. No stupid mistake like that ever again. My fault. This was on Fields so I guess you can't really get away from it there in A.C. Do you guys have any suggestions?. My pal lives in a gated community ...a house right off where savers is on McCarther. but those houses aren't my kinda thing. Thanx..... this buds for you! chok dii heythere p.s. How much do they usually go for? Are they more than, lets say Patty?

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    same as anywhere mate best to be on the ground there find an area you like and sniff around there will usually be signs on the gates listing house for rent call the number i dont hang around angeles much myself so i'm not up with the market there good luck happy retirement

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    I understood the first half of the post and then it seemed to become encrypted. Where's A.C. ? African Continent ?

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    ^Angeles City, Philippines. Philippine sub-forum! Get it?

    I gather there's a bunch of building speculators plying their trade over there now.
    Maybe some good deals. The place sounds like a regular shithole to me. Though undeniably packed with professional ladies.

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    Same as Pattaya, although maybe a little bit cheaper. Whores are a damn sight smarter though, I know a guy who worked offshore with me in Angola they cleaned him out in under four months.
    I told him not to open a bank account their, never listened he knew it all, Belgian Marine Engineer now back at work early retirement gone tits up..

    Then again French/Flemish/Belgians same same seem to get cock struck at the site of pussy.
    "Don,t f*ck with the baldies*

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    Lot of 'gated' communities around, but nothing in AC is really that safe. Best to get boots on the ground and look around. The closer you get to Fields, the shittier the housing and the more probability of getting robbed or otherwise ripped off. If you are taking a girl with you, and are not into the whore scene, there is absolutely no reason to live in AC. It is one of the biggest shit holes in the country. As far as I know, there are no AC expats on this forum. I, and I think two others, live in the PI, but nowhere near AC and never go up there. Better to ask your mate who lives there.

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    Given your stated requirements, I have to ask why you are choosing Angeles.
    Barrio Barretto, near Olongapo, seems a considerably better choice.
    I would think anywhere 'decent' near Angeles is a fair way out of town.

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    ^Absolutely. Barretto has expats and bars, but it also has the ocean. It is way, way better than AC. And, if you need a sleaze fix, with the new AC/Olangapo highway, it's a short (and pleasant) trip to AC. I have a very good friend who has run a bar/small hotel/restaurant in Barretto for many years and he and his kids have a very nice life there. He goes to AC every couple of weeks to go shopping for things he can't get up there, and it appears to work well for him.

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    You are taking your girl to Angeles City? What in Gad's name for ?

    Whay are you taking her and why there? Like taking a bag of ice to the sun....

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    ^^ Or Subic City is a very short hop for supermarkets & stuff, & still has a sleaze/ entertainment scene too.

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    ^^^ spot on mate thats my port of call has been for years nice and peaceful bugger all tourists south china sea still atop in angeles on the way up but only for one night thats enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl View Post
    ^Angeles City, Philippines. Philippine sub-forum! Get it?

    The place sounds like a regular shithole to me.
    It wasn't 20 + years ago, Earl. Quite the paradise, it was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin View Post
    Quite the paradise, it was.
    On which basis it poses stern competition to downtown Pattaya, & Tijuana.
    I've been there twice, & after a couple of days it's depressing.

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    ^^Yep. But then the US Clark Air Base closed in 1991 (20 years ago) and it immediately deteriorated into the slum it has been ever since.

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    mid 80's i lived there for 6 months the base was still there and i was in my 20's was great but i can't keep up that pace anymore nothing there to see or do for an old bloke taking it easy on the beach is my style now.

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    The condo offer in AC is very poor. Few projects at expensive prices. What you might save on ladies compared to Pattaya you will surely waste on crappy real estate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Given your stated requirements, I have to ask why you are choosing Angeles.
    Barrio Barretto, near Olongapo, seems a considerably better choice.
    I would think anywhere 'decent' near Angeles is a fair way out of town.
    GIRLS. However Subic is under consideration as well. thanx for reminding me. chok dii heythere

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    Talking Subic?

    Quote Originally Posted by davearn View Post
    You are taking your girl to Angeles City? What in Gad's name for ?

    Whay are you taking her and why there? Like taking a bag of ice to the sun....
    When I said "me and the gal" I meant?? you know what I 'm talking about. I'm not taking anyone there..hehehe. sorry for confusion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    It is one of the biggest shit holes in the country.
    That's quite a statement as I've been through quite a few them myself but never to Angeles...

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    I always thought A.C was the poor mans Pattaya. much better places in the Phills

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    ^^Well, I've lived here for fourteen years, and have been in almost every province in the country, and it's the biggest shit hole I have ever seen. If you know of a bigger one, I would be interested.

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