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  • Writer's pictureJoe Gilbert

First Ten Days. Was I Wrong Moving To The Philippines?

Find out what my first tens days have been like in the Philippines. The people, the city and the abundance of smiles will enchant you. Stay tuned to the end to see what's coming next. I stayed for several days at the Belmont Hotel in Manila (link below) waiting for my lost luggage and finding a permanent place to live. Special thanks to Ericka and Pamela for helping me with my Tagalog and making my stay as enjoyable as possible.

Belmont hotel Manila:

Also a huge thank you to the broker (Juvy) for spending her Sunday helping me find the perfect place to live. If you are planning to move to Manila, Juvy should be your first contact.

Juvy Joy:

Huge shoutout to the crew of Pickup Coffee in Uptown. They are the happiest group of people I've ever met. When you see the smile in their eyes in the video, you will completely understand why I say this. Also, the coffee is OUTSTANDING!

Also a big thank you to Erick at Ducati Manila for his professionalism and kindness.

Located at 222 Katipunan Ave, Project 4, Quezon City, 1109 Metro Manila, Philippines.

KTM BGC is absolutely fabulous! They patiently answered all of my questions (even non-motorcycle questions) to make adjusting to a new country easier. Jave is fantastic and again I can't emphasize enough how polite and helpful everyone is here. Definitely contact Jave if you're in the market for a KTM or Husky motorcycle.

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Here are a few of my favorite photos from the video:


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Ross Heller
Ross Heller
Jan 27, 2023

looks like all is progressing Shipmate. Enjoy. I'll have to figure out how to get there.


Gary Carter
Gary Carter
Jan 27, 2023

Thank you Joey for sharing your experience with us, I am so happy you took this leap of faith, i’ve lived Overseas in Spain for 8 years and it was the best time of my life. Growing your horizon and culture is what we were made to do, I can’t wait for more of your adventures and videos. I love bro I am so happy for you. Live the dream brother🌸🌞🌴

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