A More Relaxed Environment
So, I made the move to Ormoc in mid August, 2017. As with any move to a new location, there was some stress involved - but it went off relatively smoothly. My flat-mate from Albuera moved at the same time, and is now living upstairs from me. The facilities in this larger city are much more acceptable, I feel much less suspicious of the financial transactions with my landlord, and the general "small-town" atmosphere of gossip and xenophobia is nowhere near as apparent here in Ormoc as it was in Albuera.