One thing that many people ask me about is what I think about living in this City or that City. During my days of living in the Philippines, I have lived in General Santos City and in Davao. I currently live in Davao and have been living here for almost 6 years now. When somebody asks me what I think about Tagaytay, or Naga City, I am not able to give a really authoritative opinion, because I have never lived in those places! Sometimes I am asked about places where I have visited, but visiting a place is much different than living there!
Since there is so much interest in finding just the right place where a person might want to put his roots, I decided that I would do a little survey of some other expats that I know and get their views of the City where they live. Some of these folks are people that I know personally, others are expats that I only know through the Internet. But, still, each of these people has unique information about the City where they live. In some instances, I even asked more than one person to provide information about the same city, because each person has a different view, and all views can assist in deciding if a place might be right for you.
In the coming days and weeks, I will be featuring these questions and answers in my column. It may be that some people don’t respond for a long time, and that’s ok, but just don’t expect to see every column to be written on consecutive days. For example, my friend in Cebu City might not answer for a month, so that column would be written at a later date. Also, while I do know a number of expats living all around the Philippines, in no way can I claim to have a contact in every City.
For anybody living in the Philippines, if you would like me to cover the city where you reside, please use the Contact Form to get in touch with me, and I’ll be happy to interview you too!