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ecar77
9/16/2022 18:42 EST

I currently live in Florida USA. I'm 45 years old and ready to retire. I have selected the phillipines as my destination of choice . I'm looking for a place out of the city but close enough to the city for fun. Im single.

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Asawa
9/16/2022 23:01 EST

I never thought I would recommend this, but at 45, single, and wanting someplace fun... Perhaps somewhere around Angeles City?

Historically I've thought about it as a bit of a Vega with nevada-style nightlife, but folks have recently been saying that it has more balance than it used to.

I'm super conservative and tend to be home by 9pm, but I suspect you might want to at least consider something around that area.

If you are more of an outdoor explorer, perhaps Paliwan with tons of destinations to visit.

The best advice might be to jump around for a while. You'd start an area with a one-month rental. and extend to 6 months if you find that you like an area. Travel can be cheap with options that involve Super Ferries and flights between islands.

-Asawa

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draks
9/17/2022 19:21 EST

46 is very young to retire I hope you have an ongoing income, and not just savings, your savings will disappear far sooner than you think.
As where to live, we live just outside Korea town in Angeles City, in a really nice subdivision. Expensive but nice. Very many rentals in and around Angeles from houses, apartments, condos it's all here. Night life is very active girly bars, if that's your sort of thing, sports bars with giant TV's hangouts full of foreigners. Plenty to do at night. Good restaurants all around, 3 big shopping malls and another planned near Korea town. S&R in dau just outside town, a landers being built, so imported goods are very easy to buy. Road system is good toll road nearby to get to manila, Baguio, Subic etc
Good to have a car so you can get out and see the country. Angeles is not pretty by any stretch of the imagination, but it has so much to offer whatever your tastes. It does get very busy during rush hour, trying to drive through town but there are ways round the town with much less traffic.
Safety? We have lived here 7+ years have never felt threatened. But I don't go to bars at all. The was a couple murdered last year, but that's all I can think of. I would not go to a bar get blind drunk and walk home that might be asking for trouble. But as I said I don't go to the bars. But they are there if that's your thing. I would recommend Angeles especially if your single.

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Snowbound
9/17/2022 19:55 EST

Ecar77,

I'm settling in iloilo province, just 30 minutes outside Iloilo City on the Island of Panay. check out some youtube sites that will give you some idea of the area and you'll be impressed by this destination.

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