Well, yes, I could surf for hours on the net, buy some lonely planet books and collect zillion different opinions.
Company plans posting me in Manila,( Ortega area) in the next 2-3 months.
in my humble opinion, a downside after 5 years on the Rock, but some of you fine Forumosans might have other thoughts if you lived there?
We will for sure move after the elections, thus following spins cross my brain:
It is not as safe, and especially not for ymy2 good looking ladies (wife an 18 YO stepdaughter)
Traffic in the capital is worse than Saigon (which was crazy indeed)
beware of robbers - kidnappings
Use a guard and at least 1 maid you can trust to survive
Medical urgency? Get the hell out ASAP --> overseas.
The people? very friendly, but friendly is not always for free.
and last but not least “bring a bullet proof jacket”
You see ,a lot of pre-judgments, a lot of questions. Any thoughts - recommendations would be very appreciated
I am sure Maoman will shake his head, thus this is not a holiday, but a next 36 to 60 months assignment
Do they have something similar there as Forumosa? Found a few links, but most are old news…