Tagged: Manila blogs

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...

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...

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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...

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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...

Life in Manila

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 –...

Best gyms in Manila

5 Best Gyms in Manila

Finding a good gym in Asia is not always cheap or easy.  Many of the gyms you will find don’t use the aircon which makes for a hot, humid, and stuffy work out experience.  I am not by any means a gym snob and can make do with most any equipment, all I really need is...

Cheap hotels in Manila

Cheap Hotels in Manila I Stayed At

Despite the fact that living cheap in the Philippines is very easy, one thing you will come to find is that hotels and apartments are way overpriced compared to other Asian cities. This is one place where you really get bad value in the Philippines but I can point you to a few cheap hotels in...