Tagged: apartments

Info on or recommendations for apartments in the Philippines.

Life in the BGC Area of Manila, aka ‘The Fort’ | Trion Tower Condo

‘The Fort’ aka the BGC (Bonifacio Global City) is one of the most baller areas to live in Manila, super safe, clean, and developed. My buddy recently got a 6 month lease at Trion Tower there, 30k pesos / month ($600) for a one bedroom unit. I went over to take some pics of his condo and the Fort area. Balcony view from Trion Tower The gap between the haves and the have nots in PI is wide, you can take a cab through the ghetto and see abject poverty,...

Cheap Makati Condo Near Greenbelt Mall | The Beacon Roces Tower

Previously I did condo reviews of Knightsbridge and Gramercy which are perfectly located if you’re on a mongering trip and want to be right next to the red light district – the bikini bars on P. Burgos. On this trip I found The Beacon Roces Tower, also on AirBnB ($20 off your first trip link). Checking in at Roces Tower On previous posts readers commented that for long term living, the Philippines is better for normal girls / online dating, which I’d agree with. They suggested living...

Where to Live in Manila as a Single Guy? | Gramercy Residences

It took me a while to stay at The Gramercy Residences because I’d heard some bad things about the staff being less friendly towards short term stays. One reader on this blog said he was ‘treated like a criminal’ for renting daily on AirBnB, and on forums I’d read about people not even being able to get into the building. It also requires sending a passport scan of your ID to the AirBnB host so an access card with your photo on can be made for you. So on...

Get More Bang For Your Buck in Asia Ebook

This ebook details how I live on around $1k/month in the Philippines and around South East Asia. Whether you’re on a short trip or making a permanent move, this should help you out with budgeting and getting more bang for your buck – with chapters on apartments, banking, food, and of course girls. If you don’t have a Kindle there’s an Amazon app to read ebooks on PC or mobile. For my loyal blog readers, here’s a free chapter below. The rest is on Amazon for $2.99. Get More Bang For Your Buck...

A Look Inside Knightsbridge Condo, Manila

A reader kindly sent in some photos he took at Knightsbridge Residences, which is probably the best location in Manila to live, walking distance from Burgos Street, Greenbelt mall, nice parks with hot Filipina girls jogging, lots of upscale restaurants, etc. In central Makati and near similar condo Gramercy Residences. He recently decided to move to the Philippines, got talking to chick living there on FilipinoCupid and she even picked him up from the airport before taking him to her studio room there. Gotta love Pinays! Right...

Cebu Condo Example on AirBnB

In the last post I gave examples of some of the high end condos on AirBnB that do monthly rates  – Knightsbridge and Gramercy in Manila, and Calyx Centre in Cebu. Someone commented I should post some more original content, so here it is – La Guardia Flats 1 at the end of La Guardia Street, Cebu. It’s centrally located between JY Square Mall and IT Park, and about 1km North of Waterfront Casino if you scroll the map down. A fews mins cab ride to Mango Square, MO2 club, Ayala Mall...

Finding Monthly Stay Apartments on AirBnB

By default AirBnB displays daily rental rates, however if you input check in dates a month apart it updates the listings to show monthly rates, which usually comes with a ~50% discount. An example search of private rooms for $300 – $600 for Jan 1 – 31, 2017 with keyword ‘Makati’ (the nice part of central Manila) spits out 134 rentals. Example Monthly Rental Below is a room at Knightsbridge Residences condo in Makati for 24799 PHP / month (~$520), cost of wifi and utilities is included...

Best Place to Stay in Chiang Mai as a Nomad

If you ask the best Thailand bloggers Bangkok beats Chiang Mai hands down for long term living, stuff to do (nightlife especially) and overall lifestyle. That said NomadList ranks it in #1 given the amount of hipsters digital nomads there, and I still like it for short trips. Chiang Mai accommodation is sick value for a reasonably large city. On a recent trip up there I found a good serviced apartment for monthly stays. Best Place to Stay in Chiang Mai I was in town to visit...

luxury condos in manila

Luxury Condos in Manila for Poker Players

Most of the poker players I know end up in luxury condos in Manila. Western standard, modern high-rise condominium blocks, in trendy, safer areas like Makati (centrally located). Top 2 Luxury Condos in Manila Below are a couple of common options they go for, and many expats and richer locals in general. Gramercy Residences Gramercy is in the heart of Makati, near Greenbelt, Burgos Street, and Rockwell. Outside of the great location and world class ‘hyper amenities’ as they call them, one of the main reasons many...