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Nose headed towards Dumaguete

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ThatNewGuy, Sep 2, 2019.

  1. ThatNewGuy

    ThatNewGuy DI Junior Member

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    Hello fellow forumers!

    Just signed up to be able to participate a bit socially both online and perhaps in person too

    I am a Norwegian with a Filipina currently in Tagaytay, heading towards you guys in about 3 weeks time. We are in our early forties and thirties.

    I have been traveling to Asia for about 20 years, mostly Thailand as I do love the Buddhist mentality, food is great and infrastructure is pretty good. Just recently started coming to PHL and hope to be able to stay here for longer periods of time.

    Trying to familiarise myself with prices and culture, did my first visa extension few days ago too. Looking forward to read up on topics in here

    I rented for our first month through Airbnb to know we had a decent place to arrive to, looking to find something else for long term that is priced accordingly. Been searching online to see what I find, seems to be little to choose from so I guess word of mouth is the best way to go.

    If anyone has any suggestions for a rental unit, either condo or house in the price range 10 to 20, I would be happy to have a look at it.
    As a westerner I appreciate:
    Open spaces
    Light
    Views
    Fresh feeling
    Stable internet connection
    Safety and quiet premises

    When actually traveling from cold country to warm country, being able to be outside is a obvious wish

    Will get the ACR card so I can get local driving license and a motorcycle on next visa extension.

    Well, hope I didn't bore you with all my writing and look forward to read up on the forum
     
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    Edward K DI Forum Adept Veteran Navy

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    Haven't checked prices lately but when we did our "exploratory visit" in 2016, we stayed at Maria and Pascal's MARPAS in Valencia. We're still friends, great place. check website for amenities, forget what we paid, but well worth it.....
     
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    danbandanna DI Forum Adept Veteran Marines

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    It is somewhere around 25k but agree with Edward as it is well worth it and checks most of the items on you want list. There is a video by someone who lives there which will give you more info..
     
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    ThatNewGuy DI Junior Member

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    Much appreciated guys. The video was a great touch. Enjoyed seeing their happiness and the place of course
     
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    My neighbor is Norwegian with a Filipina wife who has a house here in Daro, Dumaguete City. They only come to the Philippines for a couple of months a year so most of the time, their place is vacant. He mostly leases it for other Norwegian friends of his, so if you’re interested, I’ll let him know and send you his deets.

    House has 3 bedrooms, all with AC.
     
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    ThatNewGuy DI Junior Member

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    Thanks roadwitch80.
    I would assume that they come around Christmas times and stay in Europe in the summers (euro summer).
    Could be interesting to hear when, because it might be stressful to be needing to move in and out and in
    Please ask him and I could have a chat with him
     
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    Yes. They come in around January and leave around April or first of May. I’ll PM you his details.
     
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    You can try this FB page for listings as well.

    Dumaguete house & lot for sale/ rent
     
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