The Philippines Expat

An expat blog and local guide to culture, food, travel and the nightlife in Cebu City, The Philippines

April 6, 2014
by Jonny Lis
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The Top 3 Online Dating Sites to Meet Girls in Cebu

If you want to meet Cebu girls but don’t really want to visit the girlie bars on Mango Ave and don’t like the bar girls in J Ave Nightclub, then perhaps a more discreet option like online dating might be a good alternative. Online dating used to be viewed as a taboo and still is to a certain extent. Although with the breakthrough of sites like Match and eHarmony, along with the more recent ‘Tinder’ app having widespread international success, there is no longer a reason to be ashamed of using these sites.

Tinder App Cebu Philippines

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April 5, 2014
by Jonny Lis
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F1 Hotel @ The Fort – Taguig, Manila | Review

The F1 Hotel is situated at the Fort in Taguig/Makati – right next to Bonaficio High Street. Not quite as glamourous or luxurious as the Shangri-La or Raffles (and apparently nothing to do with Forumla 1 racing), but this understated hotel has everything you could ever need for a short stay in Manila without breaking the bank.

F1 Hotel at Night

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April 1, 2014
by Jonny Lis
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Miniloc Island Resort, El Nido, Palawan

Miniloc Island is a luxurious and exclusive island resort located in Bacuit Bay off the coast of El Nido, Palawan, and last year I was fortunate enough to travel to this secluded paradise. Admittedly though, this was not where I intended to go – my plan was to go to Coron: another supposedly beautiful island off Palawan, although the trip didn’t quite turn out as planned.

El Nido bay

El Nido, Palawan

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