bicol dangerous area?

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  • #17708


    Anonymous

    I guess tickets for buses could be purchased on day of travel, but advance purchase is always advisable. Regarding Ferry Boats transporation, I am sorry but I really have no idea, I am from the mainland, usually those from islands are more familiar about it. You can ask your friend to inquire thru the bus station coz they have the transfer arrangements.

  • #17707


    Anonymous

    sorry for the double post i don’t know what happened there. sounds like travelling by bus is the cheapest ^_^. should we buy our bustickets now in advance? oh yeah there is also the ferry ride that needs to be taken after travelling by bus right? how long is that and how much it cost?

  • #17706


    Anonymous

    rose,
    thanks for the reply also! yeah i will definately not look like i have this bad ass american attitude haha. i’m neither blond or have blue eyes so i will fit in just perfect then ^_^. but how long does it take to go there from manila? and yes i do know what mayabang means 🙂

  • #17705


    Anonymous

    Hi Carlo!
    By air:50 minutes.Cost you more or less $115/person two way Phil. Airlines [two way] Manila-Legazpi.
    By road: 7-8 hours using your own car but by Public Transport [8-10 hours]somewhere in Pasay or Cubao, more or less $20.00/person [not sure].
    Rose

  • #17704


    Anonymous

    rose,
    thanks for the reply also! yeah i will definately not look like i have this bad ass american attitude haha. i’m neither blond or have blue eyes so i will fit in just perfect then ^_^. but how long does it take to go there from manila? and yes i do know what mayabang means 🙂

  • #17703


    Anonymous

    Hi Carlo!
    You and your GF are very much welcome to visit our place, Bicol Region.
    I agree 100% with Bugs! Just keep low prolife avoid that “$$$-look in your face” and Amboy aura. Just read the profile of all the Bicolano-American members in this website!Some of them were also born and raised in US but still they maintain the attitude of being a Filipino, Bicolano in particular. If your parents are both Filipinos, by genes you won’t be different from an ordinary young Filipino, just dont try to be so different, otherwise you are inviting trouble! And if you are blond looking with blue eyes expect stares, not that they are interested to you but because you are different, but generally, we bicolanos are peace loving people, but we hate arrogants and mayabangs! [I hope you know the meaning of this word, if not ask your parents]
    Enjoy your time in our place! Rose

  • #17701


    Anonymous

    bugs,
    thanks first of all for the reply ^_^. well my parents are only worried that because i’m a ‘foreigner’ they might take advantage of me hehe. no my girl is not bicolano, we are both ilocanos born from a smalltown called Santo Nino(Faire)near Tugueagarao and Piat in the Cagayan province. i wouldn’t dare insult any man so i don’t think i be saying anything against a bicolano. maybe my parents are comparing bicol to some place like manila where when we were there this summer they would not allow me to go out by myself haha since i don’t speak tagalog.
    what do u mean by low profile? like don’t stand out too much by parading like i got money or any other articles of value?
    i’m looking forward to spending a romantic time with my girl there hehe.

  • #17698


    Bugs
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    Hi Carlo,
    You are asking about safety friendliness. Well want I can say is now a day there is nosafe place in this world, but I can assure you in bicol there is no sniper who shoot civilians or foreigner, not amajor target of terrorism, and most of all we value our lives in bicol so we never kill without a caused. Friendly? It’s a word that very hard to define. Because friendly are defend on you, on your expectation on how friendly you are. We Bicolanos are friendly to those who are friendly to us, if you are friendly and do we us Bicolanos. If your girl is a bicolano then your no worries.
    My advice to you man is: never ever give bad comment to Bicol and it’s people or else your putting yourself in danger. But I assure you man Bicolano’s Bicolana’s are hospitable friendlypeoples. Just be a low profile man (“not hambog”) you’ll be safe in Bicol.
    Hope you will enjoy your holiday there. Bicol offers a lot of beautiful places and friendly people…
    Bugs

  • #17697


    Anonymous

    hi i’m a filipino-american but i cannott speak tagalogyetican understand about 40% of it and i can speak some ilocano. anyways my question is that me and my girl back home are planning to go to bicol for a couple of days in december and concerns arose from my parents about our safety since it will be just me and her there. how dangerous is bicol? are the people friendlycompared to other regions in philippines? my parents are afraid i might get taken advantage by bicolians since i don’t speak tagalog and i carry myself as an american person. i’m not so sure whatpart of bicolexactly my girl is planning to take me to but we are leaving from manila and she said one of her friend’s have a place by the sea we will stay at. its just that my parents know that in general,human life can be taken awayin the philippines easily unlike here in the united states. i understand their concerns but i really wanna spend my time with my girl there since it looks so romantic.thanks for any info.

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