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  • Expat Exchange - Moving Overseas - Moving to Angeles City, Philippines - Advice from Expats on ExpatExchange.com
    the bars wearing numbers I ve been in AC for 15 years and a lot of that time I was in bars never have I seen a girl wearing a number they do wear a government issued ID that shows they are at least 18 years of age and can legally work in the establishment The numbers thing is in Thailand not Angeles City Philippines The Philippines is a very poor country to you have to be streetwise and on your guard but it s not unlike living in most older US neighborhoods Given the oportunity the filipinos will try to take advantage as they themselves say It s our culture I like it there and where else in the world can you live quite comfortably on 300 a week and get by speaking English What type of housing do you live in Is this typical for most expats in your area Mine is typical but larger than most in the neighborhood 6 bedrooms 4 baths and truly huge living and dining rooms It s the standard concrete block stucco home and I was fortunate enough to also buy the lot behind my home so I now have a huge yard with one of the best possible views in the city How did you choose your neighborhood and find your home or apartment I reasearced a bit found a reputable real estate person and found a great home near one of the gates to Clark It was former US military housing and actually fairly nice Are your housing costs higher or lower than they were in your home country What is the average cost of housing there I had a filipina wife so we purchased our home about 10 years ago Homes were extremely inexpensive back then due to the eruption of Mt Pinatubo I bought everything for under 30 000 US and spent maybe 5000 more on improving the bathrooms and kitchen Additionally I bought a few window type air conditioners as it does get rather hot there One thing to be aware of electricty is not cheap there and running a single air conditiong unit can increase your electric bill by 100 My wife died a few years later and I now own the property myself Be aware that is the only way a foreigner can actually own land in the Philippines More Expat Advice about Moving to Philippines Moving to Angeles City Philippines Moving to Angeles City Philippines Moving to Guimaras Philippines Moving to Isabel Philippines Moving to Manila Philippines Moving to Manila Philippines Moving to Valensuela City Philippines View all Reports Worldwide Write a Comment about this Expat Report Sign In to post a comment Comments about this Report guest Jun 26 2011 21 10 I am a 47yr old Australian women who has recently returned from a business trip from Angeles City with the intention of moving there I decided not to be ignorant to the night life and spent several nights looking around the

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  • Expat Exchange - Moving Overseas - Moving to Angeles City, Philippines - Advice from Expats on ExpatExchange.com
    out is not easy You have to search for a few good restaurants and you will end up haunting them until you leave They do a pretty good job of Chinese food in the Philippines Wonton soup is perfect there but beware of the portion sizes Leisure activities are scant unless you like sweating like crazy on a golf course or hiking up to see Mt Pinatubo Of course as I mentioned there is quite a nightlife but it is not for everyone Anyone that was or is in the military has probably heard many stories that they may find inviting to this kind of lifestyle but it s important to know that it exists I did not have my children with me but the school situation up at Clark is not what it is in Manila There are no expat schools Children will have to be enrolled in the local school system or sent to a boarding school if American schooling is the preferred choice Be prepared to head into Manila to get away from time to time There are now a couple of decent movie theaters up in the Clark area and a couple of malls as well but Manila has it topped One word of caution in the movies it is LOUD Wherever you go be prepared for the need to bring ear plugs when you go to the movies The Pampang Market is the place to go to find good produce and if you are so inclined there is a wet market with meat fish poultry and pork The newer local supermarkets are fairly well stocked now also What type of housing do you live in Is this typical for most expats in your area The house was beautiful It was in Angeles City in an upscale gated community not upscale like Forbes Park in Manila but guarded well and kept clean The houses were all very different and some were the size of a mansion Mine was large too large for a single woman There were 4 bedrooms and I was often too nervous and jittery to walk into the other ones The house was finished as I was moving in It was large and had tile and hardwood floors throughout and I had airconditioners put in all of th rooms but the loft It was too hot up there so I never furnished that room Lizards became my shower mates and the cockroaches scared the living daylights out of me The balut man came around everyday chanting his pitch to sell the fertilized duck embryo that I successfully declined until a recent return visit I lived there for a year before finding that I was not very comfortable living away from other expats The expat community up in the Clark area is small and I was alone I moved to the Holiday Inn property and into a lovely golf villa Had to do some good negotiating to get something that would be covered under

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  • Expat Exchange - Moving Overseas - Moving to Arusha, Tanzania - Advice from Expats on ExpatExchange.com
    Forum Tanzania Guide Tanzania Resources Tanzania Real Estate International Jobs Home Tanzania Forum Tanzania Guide Tanzania Resources Tanzania Real Estate International Jobs Tanzania Tanzania Newsletter Tanzania Tips Tanzania Expat Blogs Tanzania Travel Warnings City Guides Guide to Living in Arusha Guide to Living in Dar es Salaam Guide to Living in Moshi Resources Expat Health Insurance Mail Forwarding Mail Shipping Relocation Auto Shipping Auto Expat Tax Real Estate Agencies Business Services Currency Exchange Education Expat Banking Expat Counseling Expat Finance International Jobs Language Cross Cultural Legal Services for Expats Pet Shipping Travel Insurance Visa Immigration Expat Advice Moving to Arusha Tanzania Comments Print Tweet Share Your Experiences Moving Overseas What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on Arusha Name three things that you wish you had brought and three you wish you had left at home Glad I had brought Kids car seats Kids portable high chair Stick Deodorant What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move choosing a neighborhood and finding a home Too many things to say Have Good Security Check for Problems with Water Make sure the house can get internet in your area if this is important to you Sometimes it is expected you pay 3 6 or 12 months in advance Make sure you are clear with your landlord who is going to pay for things if when they break water pipes door handles sink faucets etc Email me for details if you really whan t to know more Bonnie at EastAfricaMissions me com What type of housing do you live in Is this typical for most expats in your area 3 bedroom 2 bathroom no bath just shower Tile floor running water and electricity This is typical for most expats How did you choose your neighborhood and find your home or apartment After moving here you can post what you are looking for in a house on the Arusha Mail Out email service that sends an email to most expats and companies in Arusha you pay 10 000 tzs at Meat King downtown Arusha Or you can find a real estate agent that You drive around to show you houses Are your housing costs higher or lower than they were in your home country What is the average cost of housing there Cheaper or about the same For TX about the same for California cheaper House rent can cost around 500 900 usd this may or may not include security water or electricity More Expat Advice about Moving to Tanzania Moving to Arusha Tanzania View all Reports Worldwide Write a Comment about this Expat Report Sign In to post a comment Comments about this Report guest Apr 23 2013 15 28 Thanks for your tips I could not agree more If anyone happens to be looking for a house in Dar es Salaam I know of one for sale by the owner for 25 000 USD for a 5 bedroom

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  • Expat Exchange - Moving Overseas - Moving to Ashgabat, Turkmenistan - Advice from Expats on ExpatExchange.com
    Luxembourg Macau Macedonia Madagascar Malaysia Malta Martinique Mexico Micronesia Moldova Monaco Mongolia Morocco Namibia Nepal Netherlands New Zealand Nicaragua Nigeria Norway Oman Pakistan Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Qatar Romania Russia Rwanda Saint Lucia Saudi Arabia Scotland Senegal Serbia Singapore Slovak Republic Slovenia Somalia South Africa Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Sweden Switzerland Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Trinidad Tob Turkey Turkmenistan UAE Uganda UK Ukraine United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Venezuela Vietnam Yemen Zaire Zambia Zimbabwe Join Sign In Home Turkmenistan Forum Turkmenistan Guide Turkmenistan Resources Turkmenistan Real Estate International Jobs Home Turkmenistan Forum Turkmenistan Guide Turkmenistan Resources Turkmenistan Real Estate International Jobs Turkmenistan Turkmenistan Newsletter Expat Tips Turkmenistan Expat Blogs Turkmenistan Travel Warnings Resources Expat Health Insurance Mail Forwarding Mail Shipping Relocation Auto Shipping Auto Expat Tax Real Estate Agencies Business Services Currency Exchange Education Expat Banking Expat Counseling Expat Finance International Jobs Language Cross Cultural Legal Services for Expats Pet Shipping Travel Insurance Visa Immigration Expat Advice Moving to Ashgabat Turkmenistan Comments Print Tweet Share Your Experiences Moving Overseas What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on Ashgabat Name three things that you wish you had brought and three you wish you had left at home English Books Ebooks etc Movies Games What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move choosing a neighborhood and finding a home You will visit dozens of homes before finding one You will rarely find something that you are used to if you are from the west You will want to run out of some before even reaching the front door What type of housing do you live in Is this typical for most expats in your area In a low rise apartment building with the locals It s typical for non diplomatic expats 90 are ugly old and tackily decorated the stairwells of buildings nightmare How did you choose your neighborhood and find your home or apartment An agent found it for us which is typical Are your housing costs higher or lower than they were in your home country What is the average cost of housing there They are cheaper than where I am from but for the quality you get here and what the allowances the companies give for housing based on it being Turkmenistan the rent is expensive One bedroom can be between US 300 700 month US 300 450 priced apartments are very dodgy looking More Expat Advice about Moving to Turkmenistan Moving to Ashgabat Turkmenistan View all Reports Worldwide Write a Comment about this Expat Report Sign In to post a comment Join Today free Join Expat Exchange to meet expats in your area or get advice before your move It s FREE and takes 1 minute List a Property free Overseas Real Estate View All Properties Cairo Egypt Property for Sale Piansano Italy Property for Sale Minas Uruguay Property for Rent Add a free Property Listing or Rental Listing Turkmenistan

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  • Expat Exchange - Moving Overseas - Moving to Atlanta, United States - Advice from Expats on ExpatExchange.com
    to Living in Los Angeles Guide to Living in New York Guide to Living in Sacramento Resources Expat Health Insurance Mail Forwarding Mail Shipping Relocation Auto Shipping Auto Expat Tax Real Estate Agencies Business Services Currency Exchange Education Expat Banking Expat Counseling Expat Finance International Jobs Language Cross Cultural Legal Services for Expats Pet Shipping Travel Insurance Visa Immigration Expat Advice Moving to Atlanta United States Comments Print Tweet Share Your Experiences Moving Overseas What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on Atlanta Name three things that you wish you had brought and three you wish you had left at home The only thing you can miss in Atlanta except family and friends is French food You don t need to bring your formal wardrobe You don t need your bad manners People here are so nice You don t need your umbrella neither What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move choosing a neighborhood and finding a home Do not try to find the same thing in Atlanta that you had in France They don t share the french taste for the old things and you must pick an house that will be easy to resell if you have to move back Rely on a professional to help you to find a house I am one of them I have been living in Atlanta for 6 years I have a perfect knowledge of the city You can contact me at sophieguyard mac com it will be my pleasure to help you with housing and advice about daycare system school system Good luck What type of housing do you live in Is this typical for most expats in your area I live in an house Yes it is typical You first live in a condo which is a furnished rental place very nice most of the time while you wait for you stuff to cross the ocean Then you can if you have a good credit history borrow money to buy an house It happens most of the time after 6 month What is less usual is to rent an house because they are few houses for rent on the market and because real estate agent drive you to buy a house But more houses are available with the subprime crisis owner cannot let their house empty until it sells How did you choose your neighborhood and find your home or apartment I moved 5 times in 5 years because I could not understand how it works here You have everything to learn if you are coming from an europeen country It is a completely different life style That is why I established myself as a real estate agent to be helpful to the others and avoid them to spend hours in traffic jam Are your housing costs higher or lower than they were in your home country What is the average cost of housing there

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  • Expat Exchange - Relocation Advice from Expats - Moving Overseas - Moving Abroad - International Relocation
    to Stromberg Germany Greece Moving to Agean Island Greece Guatemala Moving to Salama Guatemala Honduras Moving to La Ceiba Honduras Hong Kong Moving to Hong Kong Hong Kong Moving to Hong Kong Hong Kong Moving to Hong Kong Hong Kong Hungary Moving to Budapest Hungary India Moving to Ahmedabad India India Moving to Khunti India Moving to Mussoorie India Moving to New Delhi India Moving to Pune India Indonesia Moving to Batam Indonesia Moving to Jakarta Indonesia Moving to Jakarta Indonesia Moving to Jakarta Indonesia Ireland Moving to Dublin Ireland Moving to Dublin Ireland Israel Moving to R aanana Israel Moving to Tel Aviv Israel Italy Moving to Bergamo Italy Moving to Catanzaro Italy Moving to Minturno Italy Moving to Parma Italy Moving to Rome Italy Moving to Torino Italy Moving to Torino Italy Jamaica Moving to Calabar Jamaica Moving to Falmouth Jamaica Moving to Manchester Jamaica Moving to Montego Bay Jamaica Moving to Negril Jamaica Moving to Negril Jamaica Moving to Ocho Rios Jamaica Moving to Ocho Rios Jamaica Moving to Ocho Rios Jamaica Japan Moving to Fuji City Japan Moving to Kanagawa Perfecture Japan Moving to Tokyo Japan Moving to Tokyo Japan Kenya Moving to Mombasa Kenya Moving to Nairobi the whole country Kenya Korea Moving to seoul Korea Moving to Seoul Korea Moving to Seoul Korea Kuwait Moving to Fintas Kuwait Moving to Kuwait City Kuwait Moving to Kuwait City Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Moving to Bishkek Kyrgyzstan Laos Moving to Vientiane Laos Lithuania Moving to Vilnius Lithuania Luxembourg Moving to Bertrange Luxembourg Malaysia Moving to Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Moving to Penang Malaysia Malta Moving to Malta Malta Mexico Moving to Ajijic Mexico Moving to Ajijic Lake Chapala Mexico Moving to Comalcalco Mexico Moving to Ensenada Baja California Mexico Moving to Lake Chapala Mexico Moving to Lake Chapala Mexico Moving to Manzanillo Mexico Moving to Manzanillo Mexico Moving to Merida Mexico Moving to Mexico City Mexico Moving to Mexico City Mexico Moving to Monterrey Mexico Moving to Pachuca Mexico Moving to Puebla Mexico Moving to Puerto Vallarta Mexico Moving to San Miguel de Allende Mexico Moving to Tijuana Mexico Moving to Torreon Mexico Morocco Moving to Marrakech Morocco Moving to Mohammedia Morocco Netherlands Moving to Amsterdam Netherlands Moving to Amsterdam Netherlands Moving to Rotterdam Netherlands Moving to Rotterdam Netherlands Moving to Rotterdam Netherlands Moving to The Hague Netherlands New Zealand Moving to Dunedin Otago South Island NZ New Zealand Moving to Warkworth New Zealand Nicaragua Moving to San Juan del Sur Nicaragua Norway Moving to Alesund Norway Moving to Oslo Norway Moving to Skei i Jolster Norway Moving to Tromso Norway Oman Moving to Muscat Oman Moving to Muscat Oman Pakistan Moving to Lahore Pakistan Panama Moving to Alto Boquete Panama Moving to Bocas del Toro Panama Moving to Boquete Panama Moving to Boquete Panama Moving to Boquete Panama Moving to Panama City Panama Moving to Panama City Panama Moving to Panama City Panama Philippines Moving to Angeles City Philippines Moving to Angeles City Philippines Moving to Guimaras Philippines

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  • Expat Exchange - Moving Overseas - International School - American School - Gems american academy - UAE - Advice from Expats on ExpatExchange.com
    Expat Tax Real Estate Agencies Business Services Currency Exchange Education Expat Banking Expat Counseling Expat Finance International Jobs Language Cross Cultural Legal Services for Expats Pet Shipping Travel Insurance Visa Immigration Parent s Review of Gems american academy in Abu Dhabi Submitted by Prettywoman Comments Print Tweet Review Your Child s International School What is the name of your child s school Please report on one school per survey Gems american academy In what town or city is this school located Abu Dhabi How would you describe this school i e American British International Local etc American What grade levels are represented at this school KG 12 How do most children get to school everyday bus train walk etc Mostly by car How would you describe the facilities at this school What extra curricular activities are available No science labs not enough computers many after school activities at extra cost School premises is always rented for external parties What has this school done to help your child transition from the curriculum in your home country into the curriculum in your new country Are there programs to prepare your child for repatriation Very poor curriculum and mostly syllabus aren t completed because they have a lot of events which distract the teaching How would you describe the social activities available for parents through this school Are there parent teacher organizations Social activities are good What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling their child in this school GAA opened in 2011 however there are still many problems till today Staff and administration are struggling due to lack of wise management More Parents Reviews of International Schools in UAE Glenelg School in Abu Dhabi American Community School of Abu Dhabi in Abu Dhabi ACS in Abu Dhabi American International School in Abu Dhabi in Abu Dhabi Gems American Academy in Abu Dhabi Gems american academy in Abu Dhabi American Community School in Abu Dhabi American International School Abu Dhabi in Abu Dhabi American International School in Abu Dhabi MADAR International School in Al Ain Dubai American Academy in Al Barsha Universal American School in Al Rashidia Dubai American Academy in Dubai Dubai American Academy in Dubai United American School in Dubai Dubai American Academy in Dubai American Academy for Girls in Dubai Star International School Mirdif in Dubai Dubai American Scientific School in Dubai Dubai American Academy in Dubai Horizon School in Dubai Dubai American Academy in Dubai Universal American School in Dubai Cambridge High School in Dubai Universal American School in Dubai Sheffield Private School in Dubai Universal American School in Dubai Dubai American Academy in Dubai Dubai American Academy in Dubai Deans International School in Dubai Dubai American Academy in Dubai Dubai American Academy in Dubai Dubai American Academy in Dubai Dubai American Academy in Dubai Dubai American Academy in Dubai Emirates International School in Dubai Universal American School Dubai in Dubai Dubai American Academy in Dubai Dubai American Academy in Dubai Universal American School Dubai in Dubai Jumeirah

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  • Expat Exchange - Moving Overseas - International School - American School - Gems American Academy - UAE - Advice from Expats on ExpatExchange.com
    the curriculum in your new country Are there programs to prepare your child for repatriation No There are no transition programs nor repatriation programs of which I am aware How would you describe the social activities available for parents through this school Are there parent teacher organizations There is a parent teacher organization called GAAPA which is fantastic They organize social functions all year long They work tirelessly at creating a strong sense of community at GAA for our children What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling their child in this school I would be be very wary of enrolling your child here The nuclear management of this school is non existent The communication from the administration to the parents and teachers and staff is abhorrent There are no AP courses and GAA has yet to qualify for IB status because it is not yet up to IB standards At the primary level classes are over loaded and teachers are unsupported They are not able to split children by ability so higher achievers sit bored all day long It is my understanding some teachers are better able than others to stimulate these children like anywhere There are also no science labs to speak of which is an utter travesty The facilities are top notch but the kids rarely utilize GAA s most prized features planetarium music tech lab et al There is no real technology curriculum yet in place though parents have been told they are working on it They do not teach the most basic skill of typing to their students In the tour they promised iPads in the classrooms but that has yet to happen In fact kids as young as primary are allowed to bring their own devices There Wi Fi in the school is not filtered in anyway Kids can access social media all day long and they do Other schools block sites such as Facebook Instagram and Kik not GAA It s a free for all Parents are expected to pay for school supplies field trips team uniforms a rather insufficient lunch et al In short nothing is free at GAA despite it having one of the highest tuitions in Abu Dhabi I will say that the teachers are all fantastic that is why we stay There is hope for GEMS American Academy but it will take some major institutional changes for it to function as well as even the most under funded American public school I would like people unfamiliar with the actual American curriculum to know that what GAA offers is nothing remotely like an American curriculum More Parents Reviews of International Schools in UAE Glenelg School in Abu Dhabi American Community School of Abu Dhabi in Abu Dhabi ACS in Abu Dhabi American International School in Abu Dhabi in Abu Dhabi Gems American Academy in Abu Dhabi Gems american academy in Abu Dhabi American Community School in Abu Dhabi American International School Abu Dhabi in Abu Dhabi American International School

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