I hope you learn something from the first travel tip, it’s so easy that even the most experienced traveler forgets. Anyway, here’s the second one: ASK A LOCAL.
The best guides in every town that you set foot are the locals. I have nothing against tourist guides but most of them offer what their agencies have- mostly more expensive than doing it your own. You can do this in two ways, ask friends who are in the area for tips and ask people you meet along the way.
I saved PhP128 (US$ 2.80) when I ask a local in Silay-Bacolod airport on “how to get to Bacolod City other than riding the airport van?” He said, “just walk towards the airport gate and find a tricycle going to Silay then from Silay you can find jeepneys going to Bacolod.” Instead of using the van which will cost me PhP150, I took the tricycle (to Silay town proper) and jeepney (to Bacolod) for only Php22.
Back in 2008, I was able to peacefully enter Rio Hondo, Zamboanga City (tourists and locals fear this place) when I ask a Baranggay Counselor for help. I don’t know why they fear this place but the people I met are still my friends until now. Nothing to be feared. Oh, I became friends with him too! Thanks again Gammar!
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