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Info and articles on living in Manila, Philippines.

Air Force One KTV Review | Flight 168 Sex Massages

Camera shy Air Force One massage girl Air Force One in Manila has both a KTV area and a sex massage spa on-site. I’m not a fan of KTVs (overpriced lady drinks, watching one girl dance bored on stage, renting a room to sing karaoke and burn even more money) but the sex massages here are good value for the Philippines. You choose a girl from the fishbowl, go into one of their short time rooms, shower together, then she gives you an oil massage followed by sex....

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,...

ZZYZX Club | Picking up Prostitutes from Manila Discos

ZZYZX is a disco in Manila popular with Korean guys and Filipina prostitutes. Mostly 18 – 30 year olds fist pumping to EDM and Hip Hop. Similar deal to High Society in Angeles City, and J Ave in Cebu. Sexy pinays at ZZYZX club ZZYZX Hooker Costs The cuter working girls at ZZYZX disco go home with guys for around 3000 pesos ($60) net. For older chicks or near closing time, you can try for 2000. They may stay short time (1-2 hours, one time sex) or longer if they...

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...

Budget Hostel in Makati Near Burgos Street

Entrance to San Agustin Residences One of the worst parts about living in the Philippines is that the hotels and condos are too expensive for what you get. A $50/night Philippines hotel room that’d be worth $30 in Thailand, Vietnam or Indonesia. A $500/month Manila condo that’d be $300 in Bangkok. And so on. However every once in awhile you can find okay value. My old pick for best value hotel was Makati Apartelle which costs 1085 pesos ($22.50) a night. Coffee shop by the entrance...

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...

Meeting a Good Girl in a Bar? – Jools Cabaret, Burgos Street

The day after Horizon bar from the previous post I went to Jools Cabaret which is next door, so also on Burgos Street. It has the same setup as Horizon, the girls can’t be barfined. Instead you just buy lady drinks and watch the dance performances. Sign inside Jools Cabaret, head up the stairs I ended up having sex for free although that wasn’t my intention and I tried to insist on paying. Just like in Horizon the girl I bought drinks for was super happy to give me her...

Manila’s EDSA International Entertainment Complex

EDSA complex is 7 bikini bars and a disco all under one roof in the Pasay area of Manila. On the EDSA freeway before Roxas Boulevard, you can’t miss the neon signs on the outside. EDSA bars are open for business from around 6pm – 3.30am. Go early if you’re hoping to find a sexy Pinay. Taxi drivers should know it if you ask for the EDSA bars in Pasay. It’s across the street from the Copacabana and Heritage hotels, at the junction of F.B. Harrison street and the freeway. Or...

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...

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...

Manila Ebook Guide & Map

Rounding out the major cities, last but not least this is my ebook guide and map for the capital, Manila. Topics are what you’ll expect if you’re familiar with my Angeles and Cebu ebooks – the bar scene, working girls, regular dating site Pinays, tips for dealing with both, where to live, where to go out, basically everything you need to get set up right from the moment your plane lands. Below is a free excerpt to give you an idea. The rest is on Amazon for $4.99 with a link...

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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...

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Pros & Cons of Living in Manila

Before I moved to Asia I was dead set on living in Manila. Since arriving, I haven’t spent more than 10 days straight in the city. There are certain nice things about it and if I had more money then maybe I would give it more of a shot.  But when I am there I feel like I am spending more money to have less free time. Pros of Living in Manila The capital city of any country will always have lots of advantages.  Not...

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Life in Manila – Day 1

When I moved to Asia Manila was where I wanted to be.  Most of the reading I did before moving here was about life in Manila and I was excited to finally check it out. I was only going to be staying for a week because I already had a cheaper place booked in Angeles – Life in Manila seemed a bit more pricey going by Numbeo and what I’d read – but I still wanted to make the most out of that week. My flight...