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  1. @ Mikala - you have the patience of a saint mate Hope it all goes well..
  2. Water Buffalo ( i think )?
  3. It is pure laziness. A few years ago we were returning to Cebu from Hagnaya, and the bus pulled up at the small roadhouse for a rest / snack stop - I guess it stopped for around 10-15 mins. As the bus pulls out onto the road to continue on the journey, a woman in her 30s stood up and motioned to the conductor to pull up at the next post. All of 150m away, tops. Rather than getting off the bus at the rest stop and walk, she chose to wait it out and get dropped at her front doorstep..
  4. How will the owner / operators afford a fancy new jeep if they cant afford to take a day off to join the strike action. Ive said it before, and ill say it again - it is a very unpopular opinion, but it would be a great shame to see the old jeeps go. As big a pain in the backside they are, they are part of the charm of the place. Yes, they contribute a lot to the traffic problems, pollution etc, but i certainly dont go to the Philippines hoping that the place will become an over regulated first world country most of us call home.
  5. I do the same, but the less seasoned traveler may not be as wise..
  6. What i find amazing is how few hotels show up in a search through a broker site ( hotels dot com for example ) when you increase the number of occupants above two. Family orientated resorts dont even show up. When we search for accommodations in Cebu especially, we set the search criteria for 2 adults. You will be amazed how many more options you get. What i find even more odd is the amount of hotels in the Philippines that put two single beds in a dual occupancy room.. Anyway, you cant get much better than the Montebello for the price and amenities..
  7. Thanks for sharing mate. Seems you have a great attitude - that definitely contributes to your positive experiences..
  8. So where did you go Headshot?
  9. My favourite dining experience in all of the Philippines was at the Coral Seaside restaurant inside JPark. The food was top notch, and the view / ambience is ideal for a romantic night out. There is a decked area outside the restaurant that has wonderful views, which can also be seen from inside the restaurant.
  10. Ok im a bit slow. Are you implying that the Filipina is likely to cheat and or run away from her fella just because she was showing lots of skin?
  11. Its a shame you felt you had to state this - but i understand why..
  12. I dont believe there is such a thing as a typical Filipina. I dont believe their socio-economic situation determines their suitability for a successful relationship. Many of my experiences during my relationship and time in the Philippines, so called experts would have called big mistakes. We are still in love and happy after 9 years together. Ive met more cunning and conniving foreigners ( aghh i hate that word ) than Filipinas, and ive met more couples that have had successul relationships than not. The relationships thats have been unsuccessful, were for the most part, the husbands fault. As Lee pointed out, those that are in successful relationships are still in them through mutual love and respect. Grumpy old no-hopers that treat Filipinas like maids they can f*uck end up in unsuccessful relationships, and will remain bitter about Filipinas and anything Philippines. You can pick these guys a mile away - They harbour a negative energy and try to bring others down with them..
  13. Do you want to go halves in a 69'er?
  14. Comfort zone has been mentioned a few times. Think of it like this - If none of us ( board members for example ) ventured out of our comfort zone, we would never have gone to the Philippines ( and for the most part, liked it ) Yes, we are all from different walks of life. At the end of the day, we are all just human beings, and have more in common than you might think..