So recently I've been interested in world travel and most notably living in either Indonesia & the Phillipines. I posted a thread about lving in Indonesia and it was very helpful I saw someone else post about moving to the U.S. as soon as possible - interesting to see how people want change of scenery. So now I ask the a similar question about life in the Phillipines. I would like to be either there or Indonesia in 3 months time. From what I read here, I've gathered that I could arrive in Angeles City with pocket money (what would be a good min amount, say $2000-$5000?)....and could live in a relatively decent size place for about $300-500/mo? Would living in a hotel to start be horrible? Also 1. Any 'special' paperwork/info for entering the country? Aside from my Id, soc card and passport? 2. Angeles City - could place to set up shop and get started? When translated into the local currency, how much are computers generally - along with internet service. And being in Angeles city I gather would have decent internet? 3. Do I need to become a citizen? Should I? 4. I will learn the language, but English is widely spoken, yes? 5. What cities are best for a new-to-the-country American like me and with moderate internet service etc? I'm kinda set on Angeles city - hopefully that's a good target. 6. What's your favourite thing/least favourite thing about the region? 7. Any other tips? If you were planning on changing up shop to live in the Phillipines what are some steps that you would take upon arriving - how would you set yourself up with moderate budget. The worldwide community of BHW is great and I'm glad to read many threads like these. Of course I will give thanks. Also please contact me on yahoo as well!