Hello Fellow Americans And Friends
Welcome to the Americans Living in Cebu website.
My name is Paul Peabody, I am a retired businessman originally from the states but living in Cebu, the place I now call home.
I found my own little paradise here in Cebu City and many others have followed their dreams to make Cebu their home as well.
Americans Living in Cebu is a general information site intended to guide new expats and visitors from all countries to the best places and things that Cebu has to offer. We will also point out the negative aspects of living in a third world country and guide you through the culture shock that is common to all new visitors.
Our objective is to give honest opinions and advice for any questions or help you may need. Our primary focus is Cebu but all areas of the country are open for discussion. The topics will cover anything pertaining to expat life: visa information, banking, accommodations, nightlife, relationships, legal problems are all fair game.
Our forum is unlike some others, there is no white washing or sugar-coating the facts. We will not actively moderate the postings of our members so be aware that our forum could be blunt, direct, and at times contentious. Our intent is to give our members as much freedom and leeway as possible to give real world, practical advice and to give new expats a place to discuss issues that affect Americans and others living or moving to the Philippines.
Although we call our site Americans Living in Cebu, and most of the members are originally from the US, visitors from all countries are welcome and encouraged to share their experiences, good and bad.
Feel free to browse the forum or you may Click Here To Join
Known as the Queen City of the South, the city of Cebu lies on the eastern shore of the island of Cebu and is the capital city. It is the second most significant metropolitan area in the Philippines (behind Manila) and is a major cultural center of the country. It is rich in history and is one of the top tourist destinations in the country.
Cebuanos are well known as a warm, friendly people with cheerful and positive dispositions. Because of it’s beautiful women, beaches, exciting nightlife, and affordable housing and accommodations, Cebu has become a haven for expats from all over the world.
Cebu City has world class shopping; the Ayala,SM,and Metro Gaisano malls offer a vast array of the most elegant and stylish products, clothes, and accessories. You will also find many great buys at specialized boutiques all over the city. “Bargaining” at the smaller shops or markets is expected but usually requires some experience or help from a local.
You will find more information in our Cebu City page or join our forum for up to date information.
Paul Whiteway, owner of Cebu Expat Services, is our featured Expat of the Month. Paul is a businessman with high integrity and honesty and together with his lovely wife Elsa, have provided essential services and assistance to many Cebu expats and visitors for several years.
Paul and Elsa offer many important services such as visa extension and renewal (even pick up and delivery to your home or hotel), relocation and rental assistance, temporary storage service for your belongings, motorbike rentals, and many more. Getting married? No problem, they can arrange everything so sit back, relax, and wait for the big day.
You can find their details and contact information Here