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Philippines vs. Thailand, Which is the Best Place for a Foreigner to Live

Living in the Philippines members say, April 25, 2008:

I lived in Thailand before coming here, like every two places there is good and bad. Thailand is cheaper generally, food is defiantly far more expensive in PH, eating out is far more expensive, but western style food is far better than in TL.

Drinking out is way cheaper in PH.

Overall people are friendly in both countries although I would say that generally the atmosphere being around Thai's is much calmer.

Living In La Union

One of our Lists members, Thomas Glenn shared about the Philippine Fishing Boat:

I took advantage of my boatman's fishing schedule to wet a line myself. We launched the boat at 6am and stayed out six hours. We never went beyond about two miles from shore following the drop-off of the reef. Contrast this with the long-range fishermen who must leave at midnight to arrive at the artificial reef some 80 miles to the north-east. And if the fish are plentiful, mainly the yellow-fin tuna, they can have their 220lb rated Styrofoam cooler full in less than an hour.

Living In Samar

The local people here in this small paradise of Bobon are very friendly, helpful and accommodating. They catch fish and lobsters, climb for coco nuts, pili nuts and fruits, take you out diving and snorkeling, on river trips, guides them to water falls and caves and so much more.

There are Grocery stores, bakeries and hardware other necessary vendors only two km away, in Bobon Town, and many more in Catarman Town, eight km away. Bobon Plaza Cafe and other Eateries here and more than ten restaurants serving good food in Catarman. And approx ten hotels and inns too, great prices and comfortable. Resorts, hotels and inns in N. Samar is approx 50, all in all. including. 6 new resorts at San Antonio island, said to be The New Boracay, where a new airport is under construction now. The completion of this airport will make the area even more desirable and valuable to foreigners and locals alike.

About Valencia City

Valencia has the full potential to become a tourist destination considering the rich natural resources which abound in its 31 barangays. The town's folklore, the virginal beauty of waterfalls, the cool running waters of creeks, streams, and springs scattered throughout the city and especially the presence of the 24-hectare Lake Apo in Barangay Guinoyoran will make Valencia at par with other developed tourist spots in other places.

Awarded as the cleanest inland body of water in Region 10 (1996,1997, 1998) in the Lake Category and entry to the National Level (1996, 1997, 1998). The lake is a perfect escape from the pressure of work and worries in life owing to its picturesque surrounding hills and mountains and its blue green waters that abound with fish not yet touched by the ill effects of pollution. It is 11 kms. away from Barangay Poblacion. The inherent beauty of Lake Apo with an area of 24 has and 85 ft. deep, strongly suggest a tourist destination from all walks of life.

Cebu Queen City Of The South

Cebu island, central Philippines. It is the centre of Visayan-Cebuano culture and has preserved a strong Spanish tradation in its cultural life. Attracted by the the island's focal position, the Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan landed there and converted the ruler and chiefs to Christianity. He later was killed on nearby Mactan Island. There are numerous relics of the event in Cebu City.

The island of Cebu is 122 miles (196 km) long and has an area of 1,707 square miles (4,422 square km); nowhere does it exceed 20 miles (32 km) in width. The surrounding waters are Visayas Sea (north), Tanon Strait (west), Bohol Strait ( Southeast), and Camotes Sea (east). Bisected by a range of low volcanic hills, the island has very little level land except of the Bogo Plain in the far north, which is mainly a commercial sugarcane area. There are few harbors, and the settlement pattern is one of numerous small agricultural villages that grow corn (maize), coconuts, yarns, agave, and tobacco. Cebu suffers from both overpopulation and soil depletion. There was extensive timber cutting from the building of Spanish galleons on the historic Manila-Acapulco route, and the land was further impaired by the erosive powers of the island's short, rapid rivers and by poor agricultural methods. The Central Cebu National Park (1937), encompassing a triangular area (38, o49 acres (15, 394 hectares) between Balamban, Toledo City, and Cebu City, constitutes the only remaining forest on the island. The island also has a game and bird sanctuary.



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