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Old 19th September 2013, 08:50 AM
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I have an old car and I get the mandatory insurance it's 900 peso's a year, lol... If you are planning on something new I think the banks offer the best insurance coverages but I haven't shopped around, Insurance rates are much lower here so full coverage could be a good deal, I drive by myself everywhere and love it.

Our place floods too we have an upstairs and over the years we converted the house from bamboo to concrete.

Shipping things here, yes now's the time to get that done, high quality coffee machines would be hard to find here such as an expresso machine (Top quality) I tried to ship an item from Sears overseas one of the Delonghi Expresso machines or similar and the Philippines won't allow it, same with many high quality kitchen appliances, they do sell very high quality blenders in Manila but private spots another pain, finding these spots is agony, I use Google Earth to locate them.

Basically high end appliances can be shipped in Balikayban or Forex boxes I like Forex you can track your box but you might want to do a search and see if they carry products you will be using it could save you shipping charges or valuable box room for other things.

Make sure to get your jeep or vechicle in the Philippines, I wouldn't think of shipping any kind of vehicle here you'll end up paying the same price as new for the taxes or fee's, there's no shortage of vehicles here, used vehicles are very pricy here as compared to the US.

Barako coffee is grown in Batangas and my favorite coffee they sell it in some large grocery stores at times they run out, Batangas isn't to far away from Los Banos, it's a drive for sure, good quality bread, I can't find that here it's all local cheaply made bread and cakes, there's no such thing as a good cake shop to be found in this area, I can't stand the local chain of cake shops the bread is dry the frosting is real light and tasteless, might be a need for a real cake shop in this area, great tasting affordable bread another.
That is really cheap insurance, lol i going to buy second hand jeep, is there any amount of time you need to spend in the Philippines before able to get a licence? i already have UK licence.

Exporting goods from China is not a problem, i understand all the shipping terms like CIF/FCL/LCL/ bla bla , i been importing into the UK for 3 years, one problem i do have is custom clearance into the Philippines, I can't find the paper work online. However i have nearly go this sorted, my other half is a singer in a hotel and gets to meet lots of business contacts, so she has arranged a meeting for me with someone that used to own an online shop and import into the Philippines, i hope i get this sorted soon.
My gf has been in China for 15 years and woman will be woman, the cloths this girls got i could open up a chain of shops, so exporting by DHL/UPS is a no go, cheaper by sea where they only charge by CBM {Cubic Meter}. If i can get the paper work needed to send along with the shipment. lol

Coffee/cake shop, you mind reader part time? hhahah

There's a place here in China called "85c" and they do cheesecake/breads/sandwiches/coffee/tea/and ice smoothies , Me and the wife would go there once a week , chill out ,have a coffee, she likes it and i hinted on her starting a small place like this in her country, becuase of the weather there she could start with the smoothies, local coffee and small selection of breads and cheesecakes home made.
And now you have confirmed it.

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yea cars seem cheaper in the USA even compared with the UK , I had a quick scan and said to myself i paying UK prices here, lol.

Thanks for the help bro,m i just need find a non flood area to be really happy.

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Old 19th September 2013, 09:01 AM
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That is really cheap insurance, lol i going to buy second hand jeep, is there any amount of time you need to spend in the Philippines before able to get a licence? i already have UK licence.

Exporting goods from China is not a problem, i understand all the shipping terms like CIF/FCL/LCL/ bla bla , i been importing into the UK for 3 years, one problem i do have is custom clearance into the Philippines, I can't find the paper work online. However i have nearly go this sorted, my other half is a singer in a hotel and gets to meet lots of business contacts, so she has arranged a meeting for me with someone that used to own an online shop and import into the Philippines, i hope i get this sorted soon.
My gf has been in China for 15 years and woman will be woman, the cloths this girls got i could open up a chain of shops, so exporting by DHL/UPS is a no go, cheaper by sea where they only charge by CBM {Cubic Meter}. If i can get the paper work needed to send along with the shipment. lol

Coffee/cake shop, you mind reader part time? hhahah

There's a place here in China called "85c" and they do cheesecake/breads/sandwiches/coffee/tea/and ice smoothies , Me and the wife would go there once a week , chill out ,have a coffee, she likes it and i hinted on her starting a small place like this in her country, becuase of the weather there she could start with the smoothies, local coffee and small selection of breads and cheesecakes home made.
And now you have confirmed it.

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yea cars seem cheaper in the USA even compared with the UK , I had a quick scan and said to myself i paying UK prices here, lol.

Thanks for the help bro,m i just need find a non flood area to be really happy.

You only have 90 days from entering the country to get your Philippine drivers license with a valid license from another country so get your Philippine License as soon as you can.

I can't find Cheese cake here or Pumpkin pie, they sell large squash here but nobody knows or makes either one in my area, great tasting heavy french style bread is another thing I crave but can't find.

They sell trucks here that have been modified for use with the family and business and they also have a hydraulic lift, I've seen a few these for sale and they run about 300,000 peso's the cab is a double cab with air conditioning.


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You only have 90 days from entering the country to get your Philippine drivers license with a valid license from another country so get your Philippine License as soon as you can.

I can't find Cheese cake here or Pumpkin pie, they sell large squash here but nobody knows or makes either one in my area, great tasting heavy french style bread is another thing I crave but can't find.

They sell trucks here that have been modified for use with the family and business and they also have a hydraulic lift, I've seen a few these for sale and they run about 300,000 peso's the cab is a double cab with air conditioning.
Wow yea get driving straight away, thanks for that one.
No french bread hey, lol cheesecake hmmm mind away again.
My girlfriends family already have a small van they use to get supplies for there shop, i thinking of Jeep wangler cause i can lift the doors off, And there like kit cars, if you can get the kits for them in the Philippines.
Its funny how you crave foods, i was the same in China for the first 2 years, then got into there food, then found walmart, lol French bread wowowo

I will have to check the forums now on getting that license double fast.
I seen a place doing ultralight craft flying lessons, look s like fun, lol or death.
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Wow yea get driving straight away, thanks for that one.
No french bread hey, lol cheesecake hmmm mind away again.
My girlfriends family already have a small van they use to get supplies for there shop, i thinking of Jeep wangler cause i can lift the doors off, And there like kit cars, if you can get the kits for them in the Philippines.
Its funny how you crave foods, i was the same in China for the first 2 years, then got into there food, then found walmart, lol French bread wowowo

I will have to check the forums now on getting that license double fast.
I seen a place doing ultralight craft flying lessons, look s like fun, lol or death.
You might want to consider one of the Toyota "jeeps" as they're far more available (both physically and part wise). My first vehicle here was one (just replaced it with a new Chevy Cruze).

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Old 20th September 2013, 03:14 AM
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Wow yea get driving straight away, thanks for that one.
No french bread hey, lol cheesecake hmmm mind away again.
My girlfriends family already have a small van they use to get supplies for there shop, i thinking of Jeep wangler cause i can lift the doors off, And there like kit cars, if you can get the kits for them in the Philippines.
Its funny how you crave foods, i was the same in China for the first 2 years, then got into there food, then found walmart, lol French bread wowowo

I will have to check the forums now on getting that license double fast.
I seen a place doing ultralight craft flying lessons, look s like fun, lol or death.
Jams, you will need your passport and the directions are at the LTO office, only deal with people inside and sitting down at a desk, they can give you all the requirements here's a short cut with the costs, foreign costs on the bottom of document.

SUMMARY OF DRIVERS LICENSE AND PERMITS FEES AND CHARGES

Deal only with people sitting at the desk, they will tell you what to do, in some area's they have what is called a fixer and they don't fix anything but end up doubling up the forms you need to fill out, if you want things to go a little faster then ask about this... a more express service will keep you from waiting a long time.

-If you wear glasses bring them, they check the eyes, unsure if they still require a urinalysis anymore, things change back and forth here, they check your pulse, lol....


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Jams, you will need your passport and the directions are at the LTO office, only deal with people inside and sitting down at a desk, they can give you all the requirements here's a short cut with the costs, foreign costs on the bottom of document.

SUMMARY OF DRIVERS LICENSE AND PERMITS FEES AND CHARGES

Deal only with people sitting at the desk, they will tell you what to do, in some area's they have what is called a fixer and they don't fix anything but end up doubling up the forms you need to fill out, if you want things to go a little faster then ask about this... a more express service will keep you from waiting a long time.

-If you wear glasses bring them, they check the eyes, unsure if they still require a urinalysis anymore, things change back and forth here, they check your pulse, lol....
No more drug check!
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