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Globetrotters love to tell stories of how they survived a bus trip in a developing country, crammed not only with people but also with chickens and piglets, with passengers sitting on the rooftop, and with a reckless driver who never slows down, no matter how sharply the road bends. In reality, bus tripping in the Philippines is more comfortable and secure than that, but it can be an adventure nevertheless.

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There is an abundance of free Wi-Fi spots in Metro Manila especially in the business, shopping and entertainment districts. Take a look at this article here so you know where to find them. We also added tips on online safety while using public Internet access. 

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As most other Megacities in the world, Metro Manila is unfortunately home to a high crime rate compared to the rest of the country. Most of the crimes committed in Manila are robbery and theft. Poverty and unequal distribution of wealth are the prime reasons behind most of the crimes.

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Laoag, a city in the northern part of the Philippines, is a great jump off point to a number of tourist attractions in the province of Ilocos Norte and nearby towns of Ilocos Sur. Find out more about this weekend destination.

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Buses are the true kings of the road in Metro Manila. They ply the major roads as well as the highways. They have seating for 50 to 60 people but in full capacity, which is standard during rush hour, they can accommodate 100 people. Here is all you should know about riding the bus in and around the Megacity.

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Home to the headquarters of many banks and major companies, some call it the Wall Street of the Philippines: Ayala Avenue is the main road of Makati's business district, framed by flashy skyscrapers on both sides of the road.

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Travelling in the Philippines is a delight since you will find tourist hotspots such as Boracay as well as many places rarely visited by tourists. With 7,107 islands in the tropical destination, there are lots of places to see, from the windy Batanes Islands in the very north to popular Palawan and Bohol to parts of Mindanao in the south. We compiled the most marvellous islands, exciting hiking trails, fascinating natural wonders, and cultural heritage sites of the Philippines for you.

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Thanks to its cool climes and beautiful natural landscapes, the city of Baguio is one of the favorite weekend getaways among Manileños. Tourism in the area is usually at its peak during the summer months and the holidays. 

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With its confusing traffic system and crazy driving culture, getting around in the Megacity Manila can be quite an adventure. The good news is that you will hardly get lost anywhere without the chance to use public transport.

Green Frog Hybrid Bus "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/local-life/green-frog-hybrid-bus/371649-1-eng-GB/Green-Frog-Hybrid-Bus_zoom_image.jpg" 1022 648 Green Frog Hybrid Bus

Slowly but steady Makati is becoming a bit more environmental-friendly. Around the same time as a city-wide ban on plastic-bags was implemented in 2013, the first low-emission hybrid buses have entered the streets. The Green Frog Hybrid Bus runs simultaneously on a diesel and an electric engine. This leads to less noise and 80 percent less exhaust emission, according to the operating company. Good news for the ever polluted Megacity Metro Manila.

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One of the most inexpensive journeys out of the Philippines via airplane is to travel to the global city Kuala Lumpur. With a population of about 5.6 million and its southern location in East Asia, ‘KL’ is a cosmopolitan melting pot of cultures, religions and foods. The city with the two identical towers, namely the Petronas Twin Towers, is definitely worth a weekend-trip. KL has evolved from a British Colony Capital into one of Asia’s richest global cities today. The city is young, vibrant and enjoys a wide variety in music, art and events.

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You don't live in the Philippines but really want to get to know the country, its past and present, culture and entertainment, urban life and nature? To make sure you make the most out of your stay, we prepared a sample schedule that shows what you can do and see within one month.

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The Kansai Airport serves the three cities Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe, which together form the Keihanshin Metropolitan Region with nearly 20 million people. The airport is the door to Japan for visitors from the Philippines, but most tourists will go straight to Kyoto: with dozens of temples, palaces and shrines, 14 of them declared as World Heritage Sites, the country´s former capital is a treasure box of Japanese culture and history.

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