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nthnHJ 2mo
Where do you go after?
nthnHJ 2mo
Trying to kill two weeks in Phils and avoid Manila or Cebuโ€ฆ
vorqin 2mo
I went Friday evening from Cebu and left Monday morning so 3 nights. I guess if you spend time in each place and go check out smaller places as well then maybe you can extend your time there to 5 nights. I was kinda running through everything ๐Ÿ˜„
vorqin 2mo
Only Ferry to Cebu leaves 8.20am if you want to get out
vorqin 2mo
To Bohol I think there are more options.
vorqin 2mo
I'm currently in Cebu City working for a few days and afterwards 2 week vacation going to Bohol, Malapascua, Moalboal and probably something else.
nthnHJ 2mo
Ok I'm going to hit Bohol too...need to look up those other two as they are new to me
vorqin 2mo
Both kinda diving and snorkeling hotspots around Cebu. Kawasan Canyoneering has been suggested to me many times, it's near Moalboal.
nthnHJ 2mo
Wow that one looks amazing
nthnHJ 2mo
Maybe I will go to Cebuโ€ฆ
Im here now since 23rd of jan and still loving it, very relaxedgrin
Hi all! I'm a software engineer based in the Bay Area but in Cebu now (business trip for a few days).

Any recommendations on where to visit around here? Also, Happy to meet up with anyone nearby over lunch or coffee before/after work!

_(I put my bio link on the profile description to speed up the intro_ :slightly_smiling_face:_)_
albertol 2mo
๐Ÿ›ฌ hgmqeohysp just arrived in ๐Ÿ– Palawan, #philippines
arihoney 1mo
๐Ÿ›ฌ hbhflqcuik just arrived in Puerto Princesa, #philippines
arihoney 1mo
๐Ÿ›ฌ ocxmwpeovh just arrived in ๐Ÿ– Cebu, #philippines
mpic 1mo
Iโ€™m going to be in Moalboal up to Friday for sure. If you need info or tips feel free to ask.
arihoney 1mo
Thank you!! In fact, I was considering coming tomorrow! I do need tips and recommendations!
arihoney 1mo
An ma sei Italiano! Ma dilloooo
mpic 1mo
Il primo suggerimento che mi viene in mente non mangiare i McSpaghetti. Tieniti la curiositร .
arihoney 1mo
Ahahah ๐Ÿคฃ ok. Noted.
arihoney 1mo
๐Ÿ›ฌ gfygtgsviu just arrived in Moalboal, #philippines
zinoki 1mo
๐Ÿ›ฌ xqrksire just arrived in ๐ŸŒ† Manila, #philippines
karimbk 1mo
khoa Nido Anyone knows about a coworking space, an internet cafรฉ or hostel / resort / hotel, where internet (Their wifi or SMART signal) is good, and I can use any laptop available?? I urgently need a laptop in El Nido and good internet connection :((
mrrayes 1mo
Hey hey, are you still required to be vaccinated when traveling to PH on a tourist visa?
mrrayes 1mo
Bohol, Siargao, Boracay, Siquijor comes to mind. But yeah Cebu overall and its nearby islands. I prefer Luzon overall though actually, BGC and Tagaytay area is cool. Baguio would be cool to check out too.
mpic 1mo
At the airport in Barcelona three weeks ago they asked me for the return flight and this etravel certificate, which is released after having declared that you are vaccinated and in what dates.
siralis 1mo
Hello anyone know anything about the wifi/internet situation in Philippines. On Nomadlist it says the internet/wifi is poor? I was thinking of going to Manilla/Ceba/Siargiao (I already know the internet in Siargiao is unreliable from a friend that lives there but details on the other two locations would be great)
mpic 1mo
Itโ€™s not easy but itโ€™s doable. Iโ€™ve been working proficiently since three weeks. In Cebu City first, then Panglao, then Moalboal, now Santa Fe in Bantayan Island. In touristic areas more or less you can find a place with a โ€œalmost 100 Mb/sโ€.
Sim cards are a mess because some works on some Islands and not in other ones. For instance Dito for me worked well in Cebu and Bohol Islands, but in Bantayan coverage is zero, and I had to get a Smart sim. But they are so cheap that itโ€™s not really a problem, it just needs some preparation.
mrrayes 1mo
Thanks guys
npezo 1mo
Hi All, I booked a trip flying into manila and out of manila that's 60 days apart, do I need apply for a visa? I won't be staying in PH the entire 60 days, it says normally I can stay 30 days without applying for one from the US.
mpic 1mo
You should exit at least once before the 31st day from the first entrance
dfbabfx You donโ€™t need to exit, just go to bureau of immigration to extend by 30days no need for a visa (depending on your country of origin, Canadian I donโ€™t need)
In fact you can stay in PH for up to 2 years before you need to exit and come back. Can just keep doing extensions. First one is 30days and then after that you can get 2-3 months I think maybe 6? Havenโ€™t done it for ages.
mpic 1mo
You donโ€™t have to pay for the extension? And anyway, if heโ€™s not going to stay in the Philippines for the whole time, the easiest solution is that he exits from the country once close to the half ๐Ÿคท
npezo 1mo
So I can exit for a week or two and come back?
scribble 29d
Ditto, and another data point the mobile network (smart) was okay for video calls in Bohol.
You can also check a|4g coverage map>, Manila and Cebu shouldnโ€™t be problematic.
siralis 28d
is anyone going to be in Manilla from 27th-30th? would love to meet up for dinner/coffee
tuatini 27d
Is it easy to get approved for an extension if you enter on the visa-free 30 day thing?
npezo 27d
I'm honestly not sure, they said I can do it upon arrival at the airport, so if they don't approve me I'll just book a trip to SG or TW
๐Ÿ›ฌ lxhethvljxgihidhkmesae just arrived in ๐Ÿ Boracay, #philippines
npezo 25d
๐Ÿ›ฌ fovusqo just arrived in ๐ŸŒ† Manila, #philippines
npezo 23d
๐Ÿ›ฌ irtoegb just arrived in ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ Baguio, #philippines
npezo 22d
Iโ€™ll be around till April 25th
siralis 22d
๐Ÿ›ฌ ksjwepzgo just arrived in ๐ŸŒ† Manila, #philippines
albertol 21d
๐Ÿ›ฌ xnmazcakbv just arrived in ๐Ÿ– Palawan, #philippines
๐Ÿ›ฌ veecxdajtgxuapmrpvzylp just arrived in ๐Ÿ– Cebu, #philippines
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froggert 20d
Hi all, does anyone know a golf course in Manila where you can learn golfing?
froggert 20d
Iโ€™m in Manila/Makati right now and on 120/140mbit, so itโ€™s very doable there.
npezo 19d
I'm far up north of Manila right now, I'll be in Cebu the 6th to 15th
froggert 17d
๐Ÿ›ฌ mjsamkisnvzt just arrived in ๐Ÿ– Cebu, #philippines
heaven 16d
๐Ÿ›ฌ vpxphjpk just arrived in ๐ŸŒ† Manila, #philippines
npezo 15d
๐Ÿ›ฌ maodjlb just arrived in ๐Ÿ– Cebu, #philippines
๐Ÿ›ฌ zabtfxwgbsxjvryg just arrived in El Nido, #philippines
lachezar 14d
๐Ÿ›ฌ yqxuullopf just arrived in ๐ŸŒ† Manila, #philippines
๐Ÿ›ฌ lcrcdvkqndsrmmwrqsngvr just arrived in El Nido, #philippines
tonyd 12d
Ya thatโ€™s also connecting to a San Fran Server. 5G has nothing to do with that. Only from phone to tower.
๐Ÿ›ฌ ufnaffsnlztsor just arrived in ๐ŸŒ† Manila, #philippines
npezo 12d
You can +250mpbs in Japan or Singapore to SF so ๐Ÿคท
npezo 12d
That was in Baguio City
npezo 12d
We just left Cebu/Moalboal actually for Bohol Penglao, there's alot of nice things to do but we felt its too crowded and a bit of a tourist trap
npezo 12d
Try to do the scuba diving in moalboal or the canyoning in kawasan falls if you are into that
albertol 11d
๐Ÿ›ฌ gtrgfhwtub just arrived in ๐Ÿ– Palawan, #philippines
rodrigosg 11d
๐Ÿ›ฌ oenegebotiu just arrived in ๐ŸŒ† Manila, #philippines
๐Ÿ›ฌ kbcugraybvktgkmu just arrived in ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ Siargao, #philippines
zszs157 10d
๐Ÿ›ฌ vcohprpma just arrived in ๐Ÿค‘ Makati, #philippines
Hey guys, my girlfriend and I will be 4 days in Manila pretty much working. We are staying in Makati. Any work cafes that worth a visit?
guido 9d
I think inside the Powerplant Mall you have a couple of options. Also โ€œStarbucks SM Jazzโ€ has a nice upstairs seating area.
๐Ÿ›ฌ lniazukvwr just arrived in ๐Ÿ Boracay, #philippines
๐Ÿ›ฌ lbxmzgmwnfphxcijbjqloo just arrived in Coron, #philippines
nthnHJ 7d
What's the mobile payment situation like in the Philippines? Is it still mostly cash-based? I'll be there for a month....
Credit card should work most of the time if you are in malls or established restaurants but it is still mostly cash based, like if you will be taking taxis, public transport, or buying from small shops. Gcash, a mobile payment app, is also widely used here in Manila but I am not sure if foreigners are allowed to have an account.
nthnHJ 7d
Got it. No pay with phone then? Outside of gcash...?
I don't believe so...
nthnHJ 7d
Got it. Ok cool thanks for the info. Looks like gcash works for foreigners but you have to have a residence permit/not for tourists...
npezo 7d
Anyone have airport security/police insist on taking photographs of your passport for โ€œtourismโ€ reasons upon arrival before?
npezo 7d
Get the grab app, if you donโ€™t already have it, can pay food/taxi with CC in most places using that.
Never heard of that before ๐Ÿค”
Our immigration officers are gaining bad reputation as of late
npezo 7d
Just to add this isnโ€™t a very popular tourist destination and a domestic flight, never happened to me before and I travel a lot.
npezo 7d
I guess do a credit freeze and report my passport stolen as a precaution ?
Hmm that sounds a bit extreme. Not sure how far anyone can go with just a passport photo in terms of scamming
npezo 7d
I enjoyed Bohol and Panglao much better than Moalboal/Cebu
npezo 7d
You can rent a car for ~$20 a day or a moped for ~$9 there
nthnHJ 6d
Oh nice, good to know
npezo 6d
๐Ÿ›ฌ xuasvnp just arrived in Tuguegarao, #philippines
๐Ÿ›ฌ kmzfjciepaugpt just arrived in ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ Siargao, #philippines
nthnHJ 6d
Is there an app for long distance bus or van rides? Like Manila to Baguio...
Doesn't answer your question, but victory Liner has a website where you can find their "first class" bus line to Baguio. Highly recommend, it's super fast (abt 4 hours if lucky) and they use modern buses :)
luukyb 5d
Anyone has advises for internet while on Siargao? Itโ€™s really not great during the rainy seasons as most places only use pre-paid 3g/LTE/4g mobile plans for their wifi. Iโ€™m using a coworking, and even here I get disconnected regularly.
nthnHJ 5d
Oh perfect. Victory came up in my search so Iโ€™ll use that to get to Baguio. Thank you.
Coffee Project - google near you ๐Ÿ’š
I guess nothing apart from having all the mobile network providers SIMs for back-up. But even with that, you won't have connection many times in Siargao from what I've heard
hey there, someone in el nido wants to hang out one of these days? I will be here till the 31!
๐Ÿ›ฌ cljxszjnzfyadu just arrived in ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ Siargao, #philippines
luukyb 6h
Yes, sounds like it. Thanks
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