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single caucasean female living in the philippines

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leisurelogix

stick_poke.gif hi again everyone,

last year an asian single lady asked the Q: travelling alone safe or not?

your responce was that she would blend in...

what about a fair haired caucasian woman? (ps. i am over 40)tinkerbell.gif

as I live in a really crime ridden country south africa, pls may I ask some Q's to compare

- walking on the beach during the day... will i get robbed/raped/killed/kidnapped?

- walking on the beach after dark .........will i get robbed/raped/killed/kidnapped?

- driving along a main or side road.........will i get robbed/raped/killed/kidnapped?

- will my car get broken into/stolen if parked (in not such a bad area?)chopper.gif

- if I break down (car break down) during the day/ night what are my chances to get home safe?ninja.gif

- how will the the police react to me, if I approach them for help? be nice.. or harass me

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- if I am at the market, other then my handbag stolen... will I????

- if i go to a pub/club at night... will I get robben/harrassed/ do i have to stick to the resort pubs/clubs or can i go where the locals hang out

- if i sit at the bar.. will the guys think i am there to pick someone up or can I just have my whiskey & a friendly conversation? cheers.gif

by the way, I know/understand the aspect of poverty & that many thing happen because of it & I also know that being street wise... theres some areas a chick just dont go to..

 

please give me your opinions... love reading your responses...

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KeithAngel

Brief answer given where your coming from im sure using your good sense you will be fine some of the guys here have little contact with the locals and others have a lot in the end where you do and dont go is a matter for your judgement and intuition

 

There are plenty of safe places to live and social spots both predominantly expat and mixed you can build on that and get some good starting tips by looking through the forum achives of course shit does happen but thats true everywhere

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daz

Seems like you have commen scene. You will be fine.

 

Hope ur not a troll.

 

Its a great country.

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harley

Seems like you have commen scene. You will be fine.

 

Hope ur not a troll.

 

Its a great country.

 

 

:chopper: You are absolutely right ! It really is a great country ! :chopper:

 

 

 

:chopper: OR :as-if::shocked:

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NRG

I suppose it all comes down to where you intend on staying. I dont know the cities that well, but in the province you will have no problems as what was stated by Daz if you have common sense. Dont hang out at 3am and wear expensive jewelery.

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Willie

as I live in a really crime ridden country south africa, pls may I ask some Q's to compare

 

1) walking on the beach during the day... will i get a) robbed/ b.) raped/ c) killed/ d) kidnapped?

2) walking on the beach after dark .........will i get a) robbed/ b.) raped/ c) killed/ d) kidnapped?

3) driving along a main or side road.........will i get a) robbed/ b.) raped/ c) killed/ d)kidnapped?

 

Answers:

 

1. a, c, or d

2. a, c, or d

3. a, c, or d

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Art

I'd make some friends there is always safety in numbers. I think it was last year when an American women was murdered in northern Luzon while bushwalking on her own she was some sort of like a peace corp person there to help Filipinos and she made the mistake of being on her own. Wrong Place wrong time. You really need advice from expat women living in the Philippines.

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lazydays

Some list,to keep it short,any of those things could happen to you,anywhere in the world,there are no 100% guarrantees,so its impossible to answer.

 

In one of your previous posts you mentioned you had spent some time in Thailand,use the same precautions you did there and you should be ok.

 

It will help if you learn about the culture prior to coming here,"Culture Shock Philippines" is a good book to start with.

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udonthani

Manila might have its problems but they're much more likely to wait for you to get out your car before they steal it than in Johannesburg.

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Cary

I would add read up on the other posts that were added to this thread about safety. And since you lived in Thailand, the culture shock will be less for you than others like myself who will be moving to the Philippines for the first time. But the bottom line is the same everywhere; 'While in Rome do as the Romans do.' Try not to be too flashy, be aware of your surroundings and use common sense.

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ckfm

Most caucasian women I have seen here have been travelling in groups, single causcasian women can only be seen in shopping malls, beach resorts etc.

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leisurelogix

horray.gif THANK YOU EVERYBODY

 

i suppose compared to South Africa, the problem is mild. (only thing we dont have here is kidnapping), blending in,making friends or dressing down just doesnt help. & btw, I live in a coastal resort town on the south coast of kwa zulu Natal & i cant walk on a succluded beach even during the day & with my dog.

you can be sure that if you are on the national highway (which is american/european quality) & break down, u will be robbed, raped & killed.

even a group of 15 fishermen that were doing night beach fishing about 2 kms away from the main town, were held up & shot..

the problem here is not only being robbed & raped, but your chance of getting killed is 90%. you wont believe what goes on here...

I cant wait to get to a more colourful country.. & the beaches there look a lot nicer. here the ocean is very deep with huge waves.

but to a nicer issue THANK you again & hope you all continue enjoying the philippines,

btw, i am neither a troll or an angle...more like this.1frog.gif( a bit of a twitt that enjoys life).

ta

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Paul

Just use the same precautions you would in any country, including your own. I'm sure you will be fine. If you want, I'm sure there are a number of us here who are happy, and willing to assist you, if need be.

 

I certainly am, as that is what I do.

 

Enjoy your trip to the Philippines. :biggrin_01:

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mattwilkie

I can't see you having any problems unless you create them. Most of the bad things that happen to people here are down to stupidity. Drunk,drugged or in the wrong place. What do you plan to do here and where? should be your first questions. In the cities like any city on the planet there are good and bad areas. I haven't found any areas that I felt unsafe in while living in Cebu. If anything I find I get bugged by people wanting to help me too much when I want to just relax on my own..

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Jess Bartone

When my son Jake and his gf Letetia came to visit with me, there were plenty of young ladies who wanted "Teesh" to be their "ate" (ah-tay), which means "big sister".

 

Perhaps if you could get some Filipina friends to socialise with, they could steer you in the right direction safety wise, and give you a very real insight into the culture. In return, you become their Ate and mentor, regaling them with stories of your world wide adventures.

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