An Expat Talks about Living in
Jan 12, 2016
An expat who has lived in Davao, Philippines for 10 years says that life in Davao revolves around socializing, eating, drinking and living a nice and happy life -- in and surrounded by nature. Although there is some work to be found in Davao, he explains that it's best to have remote Internet-based work from outside the country.
What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?
How long have you lived there?
What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?
Diving, rotary, NGO like tree planting or animals or street children. Church groups.
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In terms of religious, racial, economic and cultural diversity, are the people of this city or town diverse? Are they accepting of differences? Describe.
They are diverse and they accept differences. Majority is catholic, then Muslims and Buddhist. Not so much atheist. People pity the atheist over here.
What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?
Fruits! Fruits! Fruits! Vegetables! Shipping, tourism, BPO/callcentre, The most people find jobs just asking around.
In general, what are peoples' priorities in this city? For example, do lives revolve around work, family, socializing, sports, etc.?
Socializing, eating, drinking, living a nice and happy life in and surrounded by nature.
If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.
The best is to have some work over internet from outside the country. It is more an investment country over here than a job finding country.
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