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ANA wrote at 2006-06-18 07:17:08
PHILIPPINES is a very beautiful country and generally, people are nice, kind, hospitable and educated. Though partly correct, there are places that are considered dangerous especially by people not from a developing country. That's where the challenge is! For people who are used to the 'warning' signs and the 'clues' no problem.

So, guys in the first world countries --- this is your time to hone your 'untapped' primal buttons.

Last words, research about the country. PHlippines has 7,000+ islands, 80% of it is very peaceful and like paradise. WHy go to the dangerous 20% islets?  

angel wrote at 2010-04-16 14:06:32
philippines is a safe country... feel free to visit Bohol island where you can find the beautiful and very alluring beaches in Panglao Island, and the very own Boholano's pride the CHOCOLATE HILL!.,

Many tourist like to visit Bohol, because of the very hospitable people that lives there., check out for more beautiful spots that only in Bohol can be found.

Danny wrote at 2011-10-17 06:12:15
I traveled to Philippine every year from 2004-2010 and I am half Filipino/American. I do not even look like a Filipino but speak the language (Tagalog) and dialect(Kapangpangan) but never encounter any problem in Philippines. Just stay away from some part in the south where the rebels or terrorist group Abu Sayap were. I am traveling again in Philippines next year 2012 on my 30th wedding anniversary. Boracay is indeed one of the safest tourist spots but not the only one. Have a great vacation to all foreigners who would like to travel to Philippines. Enjoy the scenic.

James wrote at 2012-11-06 03:26:28
The reason they want to escort you is because they are hoping you will pay them for it. Also, Bill says its safe where he is because he has a business there catering to foreigners, so of course he's going to say its safe. The truth is that yes, you don't really need an escort, and it is relatively safe there as long as you are wise, watchful and nice to the people living there.

AsiaBill wrote at 2012-11-26 09:54:46
Regarding James' accusation that I'm am less than truthful about the "danger issue" while traveling, living , relocating and living in the Philippines most of what I know and believe comes from personal experiences and those second hand stories hundreds of our guests share with us each and every year since 1986. Personally I can't relate to such "danger" questions but do very much understand human nature's creation of fear and anxiety when changing one's habitat, social group and geographic location. My greatest fear has always been working 9 to 5 at some job I don't really enjoy and living a routine uneventful lifestyle but maybe only one out of ten human beings  feel the same way as I do. Nine out of ten people are born, raised, live and die within a 100 km radius so the great majority are not compelled to travel to new countries like the Philippines and there absolutely nothing wrong with that but also there is no reason to make excuses for not traveling to the Philippines because of some reported and potential danger.


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Feel FREE to ask us about traveling, living, relocating, retiring and investing in the Philippines. Guests from 93 countries, the latest being a female PHD from Uganda, make our place in Manila an incredible meeting place for world travelers who exchange travel stories. We understand both the joys and the hardships of living and traveling in the Philippines.


I arrived in the Philippines in January 1980 to travel for 2 months; I stayed 4 months before reluctantly leaving. I met my Filipina wife, Lorna. an incredible stellar, "one in a million" individual in 1983 in Seoul and we moved to the Philippines in 1986 and opened our 3BR house to world travelers on a budget. After welcoming thousands of guests from 93 nations our place has grown to 38 bedrooms in 5 townhouse units, 4 of which are attached but will never lose its "Home away from Home" atmosphere. Almost everyday at The Townhouse Hotel there's a party-like social scene with vibrant, almost magical energetic conversations between our guests who have the pleasure to meet each other and share their life's many experiences.Often three groups with conversations in different languages are going on at the same time. So we've been exposed to every kind of person from all over the world and shared their experiences. Since arriving back in the Philippines Nov 2011 from traveling for 8 months my wife and I have been busy buying land, building houses and expanding our Boracay beach front resort, Casa Camilla for 16 months. Hopefully we'll be finished by the end of 2013 with a total of 50 apartments, 44 units for yearly stays and the six units in our house to be saved for short term stays.

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