We made it to the Philippines

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We made it

As you might have read in our first blog, MaryAnn and I were planning to move to the Philippines. Today we are happy to announce that we actually have moved from The Netherlands to The Philippines, albeit not to Dumaguete proper but to a small place just a few km (8.2 to be exact) south of Dumaguete City called Bacong, in the South-East part of Negros Oriental. Bacong is located along the highway from Dumaguete to Dauin and Zamboanguita (both places known for the excellent resorts and trips to the diving heaven Apo island I’ve been told – but I do swim like a rock). The house we found is located in a compound with 4 other houses (all brand-new), one of which is inhabited by the couple that owns the compound, one is ours and we recently got a neighbor, so only one left to be rented out. Renting you say? Yes, we have no intention of buying property at this moment, maybe in the future after we win the lottery… đŸ™‚ For those who are interested to know more about the house we are renting: It has a large living/dining/kitchen area, master bedroom with air conditioner and en-suite bathroom with hot and cold running water. A second bedroom/guest room and a smaller bedroom, convertible to an office. Between both bedrooms sits a second bathroom with shower space. The house is fully furnished with good quality furniture and the rent is 20.000 pesos per month. Electricity, water and the like not included. There is a big flat screen TV with Cignal included, a cooking range with oven and a big fridge. So basically everything is there, and included in the rent. We are currently busy purchasing all sorts of cabinets. Although the house was well furnished, it has nowhere near enough storage space. We recently had our 16 balikbayan boxes delivered with personal stuff and we have to put that somewhere one way or another. We also have some cabinets locally made because we want a particular type or size. Once we have this all sorted out, we will start on our garden behind the house. Quite a bit of land, so MaryAnn can exercise her green fingers to her hearts’ content. Our landlord decided that it would be a nice gesture to have a nipa hut built for us in the garden so the carpenters are busy with that on a daily basis. Once all is completed I hope I will be allowed to start enjoying my retirement in earnest because that’s why we came here in the first place. I attached a few pictures to support the info provided above. Greetings from Bacong, MaryAnn and Hans

One Comment

  • mal chatt commented on 5 April, 2015 Reply

    nice house and nice little site well done guys

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