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davidlfranklin
9/6/2022 11:55 EST

67 yrs young...considering relocating next year to PI....Lived in PI from ages 5-7, 12-14, 17(Navy on way to/from Nam, about a month each time), visited 2013 (8 months, Manila, Olangapo, Cebu a week), Are there still any places with the "older ambience" of horse drawn carriages, brightly colored Jeepnies, large market places for grocery shopping and eating, etc...but good Hospitals, Internet in a preferred safe medium town or city close to nature trails,hikes and or beaches? Sounds like I'm wishing for everything...thanks eveyone.

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surfingcebu
9/7/2022 22:17 EST

David - yes it still all exists here although changing quickly in the RP . Most rural areas are likely how you remember it. The urban areas such as Manila and Cebu are very hectic ! there are places in-between that strike balance . The RP is still very much under developed with infrastructure compared to Thailand and Singapore and maybe even Vietnam at this point. However, most services are available in the hospitals you wish for are around , with various levels of equipment and skilled doctors .

I would get here and poke around . See if its to your fancy now - this is the best way .

Surf

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davidlfranklin
9/8/2022 10:38 EST

Surf, thanks for the info. Any places come to mind? I may even consider surfing again as long as its only about head high.

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draks
9/8/2022 18:39 EST

If yo like surfing I would sugge La Union, nice beaches, some busy some not, San Fernando town centre for shopping etc.

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