I am going to start this topic here so hope its in the right place : For myself and my wife we could live in the Phils, she is from Dgte the family are from Dgte going way back, I get on with them okay, so for us we could move there no problem. BUT for us we have a few big issues. I do not see anyone on the forum talking about their children, especially the kids that were born in the west and moved there. As I think for these kids it is no good and they will get bored and not reach their potential, I have seen this happen to kids with a few friends who moved there. For young people there is no stimulus and nothing to do in the phils as diverse as where I am in the UK. eg : when you get fed up going on the beach what else do you do? where can kids go for recreation? the school system is very restricted and even the posh schools are only like average schools here. AND even if they get a good education where are the good jobs? Also my kids speak only english so thats a problem also, but I never hear anyone else mention this. So this is a big issue for me, also the health system there is very patchy and you have to pay for it..something we are not used to in the UK we have health problems here we do not have to travel so far and its free. We are all getting old, everyone is and this is another big issue. Also to live there you need to get up out of bed to do something everyday, so what do you do? work in a community project is my idea, not for money but for something to do and make a difference. but what is there? I would like feedback on this, and before someone starts on me I am not criticising anything but I am trying to think ahead mostly for my children. and trying to see it in their eyes. My short term idea is to sell our house BUT leave most of the money in a bank here and try phils for a few years and see, if not we got some money to buy a house back here, has anyone tried this? if so how did it go? ok thats all.