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Living in The Philippines => Travel: Countries to Visit from the Philippines => Topic started by: Lee2 on November 19, 2017, 09:58:14 PM

Title: Countries you might like to visit
Post by: Lee2 on November 19, 2017, 09:58:14 PM
Just wondering what countries other might like to visit and why.

As for myself, at my young age of 69, and with some medical issues, our yearly visits to the Philippines is about all my body seems to be able to handle.
Title: Re: Countries or areas of the Philippines you might like to visit
Post by: FastWalk on November 20, 2017, 11:12:52 AM
Having years before in the USN and then for companies visited many places,  but I never got chance to visit China.  Would like to visit provinces in China,  just to see how it is.  Its part of the history of the world.  Not interested in the big cities except a place for the plane to land.
Title: Re: Countries you might like to visit
Post by: RUFUS on November 21, 2017, 03:01:47 AM
I would like someday to visit some counties in Southeast Asia like Thailand, Cambodia, And Vietnam.
There are some magnificent ancient culture monuments and ruins I would like to see.
Title: Re: Countries you might like to visit
Post by: Gray Wolf on December 04, 2017, 01:27:02 AM
Lots! Using the Philippines as our base, Glo and I would love to see parts of China, Thailand, especially Chiang Mai, Cambodia, Australia, Dubai where we have several nieces and nephews working, Fiji, Tahiti. Also have a strong desire to see Rome and Scotland. Judging on the cost of these trips I need to win it big on the lottery.  :D
Title: Re: Countries you might like to visit
Post by: bigrod on December 05, 2017, 12:16:57 PM
I saw Saigon and Bangkok back in 67-68.  Made myself a promise I would visit Saigon again  Took the wife to Bangkok in 2012  and a week in Saigon in 2015.  Still have Europe and other Asian countries on our list as long as my body holds up.

Chuck
Title: Re: Countries you might like to visit
Post by: Lookio on April 03, 2019, 04:00:09 AM
I would like to visit Italy  :) Just love their food and understood that I heard about a lot of cities there so it would be nice to see it one day
Title: Re: Countries you might like to visit
Post by: JoeLP on April 03, 2019, 09:34:29 PM
Due to work I got to visit places like the UK, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Mexico and China.  But, most of these were just the cities I had to work in.  Once in a while I'd get a chance to go do some sightseeing.  But even then, never really got to go that far from the city if at all.  Usually it was just seeing some of the sights in the city I was working in.

Since I moved her in 2013, I've been to Taiwan and Hong Kong and again, stayed in the cities.  Sucks.  But would love to see the history.  The ruins.  Only got to do that in a few cities in Europe.  But would enjoy the great wall and the Cambodian ruins and other such historical areas in SE Asia as well as some of the historical places in Japan. 
Title: Re: Countries you might like to visit
Post by: mikbal on June 18, 2019, 04:50:36 AM
   After the trip to the Philippines in May of this year, we went to Kuala Lumpur for a few days. The ticket from Manila to KL one way was, I believe, 66 dollars each on Air Asia. We landed at KL2. We both have US passports and received 90 days on arrival for "West Malaysia and Sabah."  I bought a sim card at the terminal for my cheapo talk and text phone but they had them for smart phones also.  Air port is 20 plus miles from downtown KL. Terminal taxi was around 20 dollars US but there were also trains and buses available. We stayed at the Mercure Shaw Parad hotel (4 stars) for 49 US including tax. Very nice room with great air con, hot water, and pressure.  Took the monorail/LRT/MRT system everywhere in the city and I think the most expensive ticket was 3.10 ringgit (80 cents US) one way.  FYI, this being a Muslim country, certain cars on the rail were for women only.  Food was good and not expensive but booze could be. Local beer at open air restuarants was around 3 dollars US. Air con bars in the downtown area were considerably more pricey. Had a great time while there and took Grabe back to airport. Price was a little cheaper but it was a much nicer car than the taxi. I plan on going back as there is much we didn't get to see.