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Old 9th February 2014, 12:36 PM
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I enjoy driving here, I got sick of dealing with over charging and not getting out as much because of that, also these guys never seem to have change, the stress adds up.
This last trip don't think I was overcharged but since we went out a lot it really added up....must've been spending 500-800 a day on trikes and jeeps. My new Canadian in-law was renting a motorbike for 250P a day during his trip which I might do next time.

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I enjoy the driving around too. But if you ride the jeepneys and trikes enough, you end up learning the "right price." Also, a good many drivers get to know you and learn to not try overcharging. Only place I've experienced the attempted over charge on rides was in Angeles City years ago. I simply got outa the trike and into another.
My wife and I do take the jeepneys quite often for fun. Sometimes it's nice to not have to drive and worry about the traffic. What I like most about taking the jeepneys is meeting and talking with so many of the locals. Fun most every time.
We used to take the bus and I enjoyed it, watching movies, relaxing, I'd like to try it again but my wife isn't so andventurous, I need to do this though so I can figure out the routes in and around Manila, renting vans is expensive.
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We used to take the bus and I enjoyed it, watching movies, relaxing, I'd like to try it again but my wife isn't so andventurous, I need to do this though so I can figure out the routes in and around Manila, renting vans is expensive.
A lot of the coaches have free wifi now so that always a bonus.

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We used to take the bus and I enjoyed it, watching movies, relaxing, I'd like to try it again but my wife isn't so andventurous, I need to do this though so I can figure out the routes in and around Manila, renting vans is expensive.
The local street buses are not too bad. It's the long haul, over the road buses with fatigued drivers that is the most dangerous..

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if everybody can buy a car in the phils, we will buy and make the worst traffic in the world.

Yeah, its better to drive a car the only problem is parking space or lack there of.

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I'd suggest that you take a bus since the cost of fuel in this country is above the board and overly expensive because of instability of economy. You just be sure to be very careful, watchful and zealous in taking care of your things as there are people who may steal from you :P

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