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  1. AlwaysRt

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    I joined back in June and thought a updated hello was in order.

    I'm a 51 year old retired American, sold everything last year except what I can carry and started to travel. Planned on getting to the Phils sooner but have spent the last few months in Hong Kong (did a Visa run to Macau).

    I am flying into Duma and any current recommendations for a hotel for a few days and/or a place to rent for 2-4 months would be appreciated. Looking to stay under 15,000/mo and have private bath with hot shower, aircon, and decent internet. Will be walking mostly so need groceries/restaurants fairly close. From all the reading I have done I am fairly convinced Valencia will be the best fit for me.

    Thanks, Steve
     
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    Welcome, I hope you enjoy your stay. Valencia is very nice area IMO but it is about 20-mins away from Dumaguete proper and public transport is not the greatest although trikes and jeepneys are available. Valencia has a nice small centrally located shopping area for groceries fresh veggies, fruit, and meats etc. and a couple of little restaurants. I don't think it has much of a nightlife though. Maybe locals from Valencia will correct me? Anyway Welcome and enjoy!
     
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    Thanks, not big on the nightlife so that isn't a problem. I have fairly simple needs, comfortable place to stay, a couple decent places to buy groceries/food, and big enough to walk around and explore during the day. Sounds like a trike to Duma shouldn't be too hard to find once every now and again. Any idea how much that trip should cost?
     
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    Jeepney runs from Valencia to Dumaguete and back throughout the day (until around 8-9PM?) and costs 15 pesos.....but my girlfriend laughs at me and says I got ripped off and I should have only paid 13 pesos. :meh: Given my extra weight (200lbs or so) I don't argue with a 2 peso discrepancy.
    You can get a trike during the day for around 100-150 pesos depending on where you are going in Dumaguete. Maybe a bit cheaper if you don't require a "special trip" and get in a trike with other people already in it.. Past 9PM you will be looking at paying P200+.....if you can find one even willing to make the trip up the hill.
     
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    Thank you for the question, and the answers. My DW and I are also planning to spend some time there quite soon, and have similar questions to Alwaysrt
     
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    I went ahead and reserved a place in Duma for a little over a week to give me "boots on the ground" searching time. Will be looking for a monthly rental starting the 1st of February. If any locals hear of any place interesting up to 15,000/mo or so, I am listening, thanks.
     
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    Sounds like you are having fun AlwaysRt, we are looking for a vacation type stay, Dumaguete or Valencia. Thanks for any info
     
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    I have been in Hong Kong since September, except for a Visa run to Macau last month. Arrive in Duma on the 24th.

    Steve
     
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