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I dont got out that much though, so I dont care about transportation so much. When me and anne go out we use a BUS or Taxi for short distance and pay 100 peso.

I usually stay within Las Pinas. I am small town guy I rarely leave there so guess i dont get out often then again in states i lived in province and you dont go out often.


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Used anything here is worth big money, there's no such thing as a cheap used motorcycle or car, you can get with a high quality bike or 10 speed, not sure about Manila though, transportation does get old after a while and you get crammed in a jeepney like a Sardines and then the hassle of payment and change.

If you get out often it can be costly for local transportation, it adds up quick.

In remote area's I have talked with Americans that ride their 10 speeds, they usually have one built for them here at a cost of 15,000 peso's Trek quality but I have seen some on 5,000 peso bikes and they get around well to the grocery or ?.
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I dont got out that much though, so I dont care about transportation so much. When me and anne go out we use a BUS or Taxi for short distance and pay 100 peso.

I usually stay within Las Pinas. I am small town guy I rarely leave there so guess i dont get out often then again in states i lived in province and you dont go out often.
I don't know about your local but here you can pick up a new motorbike of good quality for $600 and good used vehicles for under $2,000. Best to have a Filipino do the price negotiation before you appear into the picture.

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Yes, even those of us that are thin (not me) aren't jeepney-sized lol

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and then the hassle of payment and change.
My wife got in a big commotion with a jeepney driver once and had us get off right away. Came to find out she was mad cuz he wanted to charge the rich American 25 centavos more! lol In her defense the peso rate was 20 to 1 then Darn I love that woman!

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Yes, even those of us that are thin (not me) aren't jeepney-sized lol



My wife got in a big commotion with a jeepney driver once and had us get off right away. Came to find out she was mad cuz he wanted to charge the rich American 25 centavos more! lol In her defense the peso rate was 20 to 1 then Darn I love that woman!
As she well should. Your losses and ripoffs are hers also. Good she understands that.
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As she well should. Your losses and ripoffs are hers also. Good she understands that.
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I don't know about your local but here you can pick up a new motorbike of good quality for $600 and good used vehicles for under $2,000. Best to have a Filipino do the price negotiation before you appear into the picture.
Nice,,cant touch them for tht here. Wish I could. Subic has too much demand.

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