My first posting so bear with me! I am sure this has been posted lots of times. My husband and are both experienced teachers of Maths and Business/economics - 13-15 years each. We have 2 children aged 6 and 4. We are considering applying for posts in Manila but am trying to do as much research as possible. Lots of people are telling me not to overthink it but there is alot to consider! (I only wish we had done this prior to having kids!) So ultimately we would like to returnin 3-4 years with some money which would help us move up the housing ladder. But I am looking for advice from those who have been through this process: 1 What is manila like to live? is it family friendly? 2 Realistically would we save a significant amount? 3 How easy is the transition for a family? 4 Work life balanced compared to here? - I am currently part time and my husband is a full time member of middle management - I know this would change and we would both need to work - is home help as cheap as people say? I am sure there are hundreds more questions so any other advice would be v gratefully recieved.