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Goodbye to all
« on: July 19, 2017, 09:58:35 pm »

tomorrow I will be leaving for the island of Bohol in the Philippines to begin my retirement.  Will miss chatting to you about Las Vegas but hope some of you may come over for a visit.   Nice 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment close to the beach for about $215 per month.
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Re: Goodbye to all
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2017, 10:02:53 pm »

tomorrow I will be leaving for the island of Bohol in the Philippines to begin my retirement.  Will miss chatting to you about Las Vegas but hope some of you may come over for a visit.   Nice 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment close to the beach for about $215 per month.
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Re: Goodbye to all
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2017, 07:52:01 am »

tomorrow I will be leaving for the island of Bohol in the Philippines to begin my retirement.  Will miss chatting to you about Las Vegas but hope some of you may come over for a visit.   Nice 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment close to the beach for about $215 per month.

Different.  Good luck and be safe. 
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Re: Goodbye to all
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2017, 11:21:03 am »

I don't think Jason Bourne told everyone where he was moving to.......enjoy your time. Is there more to the story as to why you are moving there?
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Re: Goodbye to all
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2017, 10:36:50 am »

Good luck. Be safe.
https://www.thenational.ae/world/asia/nine-killed-after-abu-sayyaf-militants-attack-philippine-tourist-island-bohol-1.89486

That's what I was thinking.  Not sure anywhere in the Philippines is safe these days, especially if you're an American. 
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Re: Goodbye to all
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2017, 11:06:30 am »

I remember an Andy Griffith episode where Howard Sprague retired early and lived on a tropical island. He became incredibly bored and almost lost his mind. Rather than moving somewhere because it's cheap stay in a civilized country and get on a government teet if need be. There's always room for one more.
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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2017, 02:26:49 pm »

I remember an Andy Griffith episode where Howard Sprague retired early and lived on a tropical island. He became incredibly bored and almost lost his mind. Rather than moving somewhere because it's cheap stay in a civilized country and get on a government teet if need be. There's always room for one more.

Howard was a bit of a strange bird.  I wouldn't base my retirement plans on what Howard Sprague recommends.
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Re: Goodbye to all
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2017, 05:29:52 pm »

His wife is from the Phillipines. She'll keep him safe (or hold him for ransom). I kid, I kid. :)
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Re: Goodbye to all
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2017, 06:11:15 pm »

Enjoy Duterte
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Re: Goodbye to all
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2017, 02:44:43 pm »

husker71, why don't you blog your experiences like Dillar Dog did with his boat trip?  I'd enjoy reading about your experiences.
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Re: Goodbye to all
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2017, 08:10:10 am »

His wife is from the Phillipines. She'll keep him safe (or hold him for ransom). I kid, I kid. :)


I used to work with a guy at the VA who married a girl from the Philippines.  Periodically they'd go back and let her see her family and they always packed their suitcases with different canned foods to leave with them.  He was big guy and wherever they went they were on the lookout to protect him from just that.  He loved it over there and plans to retire there once he is able to.
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Re: Goodbye to all
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2017, 03:39:22 pm »

not so off the grid   ate at TGIFs for dinner   had my favorite bacon blue cheese burger but it was expensive   my cable has both Fox and CNN   but Tucker Carlson is on at 8 am here   the brunt of the ISIS is farther south in Mindanao (never been there) and they still partially control the city of Marawi but getting less and less every day.  Yesterday they caught 7 rebels dressed as soldiers trying to get out of Marawi.  But weather is great and unless you go completely American  prices are lower some much lower.   I had to pay extra for my luggage because I was allowed two suitcases @ 50 lbs each and was way over weight in both     mostly chocolates for the family    buying washing machine today for them but you have to hand put in the water because they have no running water
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« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2017, 03:07:57 pm »

Howard was a bit of a strange bird.  I wouldn't base my retirement plans on what Howard Sprague recommends.
Howard was a bit of a strange bird.  I wouldn't base my retirement plans on what Howard Sprague recommends.

Howard bowled a perfect game, with a few extra balls. Respect.
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Re: Goodbye to all
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2017, 02:39:44 am »

yesterday a mayor of a city who was more than rumored to be a drug dealer was killed along with 14 others during a army raid on his home.  Not a lot of messing around over here.
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Re: Goodbye to all
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2017, 02:35:59 pm »

Have a great retirement and keep us up todate on your adventures.
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Re: Goodbye to all
« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2017, 06:38:19 pm »

I am in Palawan for the next 4 days and am going to the underground river today and then maybe take the 6 hour ride to El Nido.  This is the coolest island I have been on so far and apartments are around $300 per month (you can find some much cheaper but not so good)   I encourage anyone who has an extra moment to google Palawan and El Nido.  My plane fare from Cebu airport to here was $21 each way.  Some get on the ferries and boats to travel but I have not yet except for 1 1/2 hours fast boat from Cebu to Bohol.  Glad my Hogs won but no radio coverage that I could find so had to follow on Hogville which was fine with me but the 1st half some of the comments were really making me think (like them) that we were a 5-7 team. 
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Re: Goodbye to all
« Reply #17 on: September 07, 2017, 09:06:58 am »

Yeah, that doesn't suck.  Just incredible, really. 

Palawan:







Underground River:







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Re: Goodbye to all
« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2017, 05:48:25 am »

Palawan was great.  I went to the underground river and that is like 2 hours from the city and then a few minute ride by boat to that part of the island.  Unbelievable    tour is less than 45 minutes.  It is in the city of Sanday(??) and while I was there I saw a handful of expats that live there but they all looked like Dennis Hopper in Apocalypse Now.
 One told me he rents a house in the town for about $200 per month just for the rent.  He says that the electricity comes and goes and I forgot to ask him about the internet.  They have resorts not far from there BUT that is not nearly the most beautiful part.  El Nido is on the other side of the island about a 6 hour bus ride and sure it is bumpy.  That is the prettiest part .  They also have tours that take you to many small islands by small boat where you can snorkel or scuba all day and stay in a Nipa hut overnight and the guide goes out and catches fish and bbqs them for you.  You have to bring your own water and beer and all that with you.  About $50 per person including guide and transportation.  My trip to Underground River was exactly $50 for everything including a buffet after the tour.  There was a american that I had to apologize to the tour guide for.  Bitched about everything from the bumpy trip to the food even bitched to the boat driver about not having a muffler on this small boat.  When we got out of the boat he starting talking to the cops about how in America you had to have mufflers.  In this country that could get you killed complaining to the police.  He was about 70 with a 40 year old bar girl (just a guess) and of course was from California.  Next month I am going south  to Oslob to swim with the whales and then spend 2 nights on an island called the island of witches.  It is small and supposed to be beautiful.   PS most of them seem to love Americans on this island.  I went to a local market and they were selling DVDs bootlegged copies and I bought copy of it for 25 pesos (about 50 cents) and I noticed that nearly all not selling foods but rather selling bags and jewelry and t shirts were wearing muslim garb.  Just an observation.
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Re: Goodbye to all
« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2017, 10:34:03 am »

Enjoyed the read. Continue having a good time and stay safe.
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Re: Goodbye to all
« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2017, 04:30:18 am »

had a couple of guys pm'd  me asking about how much to live over here and if anyone else is interested I will try and give you what I spend every month on here.
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Re: Goodbye to all
« Reply #21 on: October 04, 2017, 07:34:36 pm »

Good on ya for not conforming to the "American" retirement.  I can't wait to become an expat.

You are right about northern Palawan, it's a must see.  I was doing liveaboard on a sailboat for about 4 months there and spent less than $2000 USD for literally everything.  Lived. It. Up.  Check out https://www.taophilippines.com/ if you're the adventurous type; guaranteed to be a great experience.
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