December 2, 2021

9 thoughts on “Hanging with the Kennedy’s in Calbayog

  1. Good luck on your restaurant opening. So how many expats have you been able to identify in the Calbayog area? I think in the next 5 years, there will be many more.

    1. I have no idea how many are here. I have seen about 10 different white skin guys around that ‘look’ like they know where they are going. I suppose Rick would have a better idea of that than me. I hope that after we start the monthly get togethers the word will get around and then I’ll have a better idea of how many. Yes I’m sure that within the next 5 years there will be plenty more of us here. I know that you will be here before years end too.

      1. I see a lot more foreigners in Calbayog than my first trip there seven years ago. I agree with both Randy and you that we will be seeing a lot more over the next five years or so. The addition of a mall or two makes the city more attractive for retirees but they need to resolve the brownout problem and improve the internet in order to attract large quantities.

  2. LJ Cafe would get my vote. I don’t know how many people know where Bagacay is located. My wife didn’t know and she has lived in Calbayog for most of her life, albeit in San Joaquin. I like the idea of a monthly expat get together.

    I checked out the S&R B&B webpage because it sounded familiar to me. It’s located in San Policarpo just before the Sanitarium hospital so I had seen it while driving back and forth from San Joaquin to the city. It looks nice and the rates are good but it is a good distance from the city so that could be a drawback for tourists. It already has a Trip Advisor rating but, since there has only been one rating, I would take that with a grain of salt.

    1. I have a feeling that unless we get a super idea for a name, it will be LJ Cafe, especially since you say that people may not know where Bagacay is. I didn’t even think of such a thing. I’ll pass that on to Lita.
      That expat get together we have been planning all along. It’s something that both of us really would like to get started and make successful.
      I want to visit S&R B&B myself to get the exact location, but from what I can tell, even though it’s “a good distance from the city”, it seems to be closer than Marju Krisel. Although Marju has an outstanding pool to draw people out there and a restaurant on site. If you want a place that is quiet, maybe this would be a better choice. I’ll check it out and be sure to get some pictures of a lot of it. I saw that rating, in fact that is where I found out about S&R. I have 4 maybe 5 hotels in the area that I need to check out to add and at least 2 others that I have now to get the exact location to put on the map.

      1. It is closer than Marju Krisel but not much. I checked out your map which shows the Marju Krisel and I know from the S&R website where they are located and they are just about 500 meters apart.

          1. Of course. I was just letting you know they are close to each other. I would probably choose Marju Krisel over S&R due to the pool and restaurant.

          2. I know you was. I wasn’t implying anything. I too would pick the Marju Krisel, but everyone is not like us. I’m sure there are others that would prefer the more quiet area. I don’t know why, but I’m sure there are.
            Yes for sure the brownout and internet problems need to be taken care of. The internet is not so bad for everyday use, but for any business stuff, it’s crap. Of course brownouts affect just about everything. Beside not having lights or appliances the internet and cable can not be used during brownouts. Sometimes when the power comes back on, the internet and cable are still off because something happen to them at or during the brownout.

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