Bacolod City Warnings and Dangers

  • Warnings and Dangers
    by shohman
  • Warnings and Dangers
    by shohman
  • Warnings and Dangers
    by shohman

Bacolod City Warnings and Dangers

  • Pickpocketing in Bacolod

    Yesterday, I hopped on a jeepney at Robinsons Mall, Bata Libertad to get to the SM Mall. 3/4 of the way there, these two well dressed Filipinos with backpacks board the jeepney, young men. The one sits beside me and pulls out his coins, the coins hit the floor and I automatically start to lean forward to pick them up, then I realise, I have read...

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  • Beware of Pickpockets

    We were forewarned many times by many people: "Beware of pickpockets!" Since the rise of popularity of the Masskara Festival, so many people go to watch the parade and street dance. You'll literally be swamped by people in the crowd. For your own safety and security, avoid wearing expensive jewelry and keep your wallet and valuables (like...

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  • the worst coffee on earth

    The Philippines doesn't have much to offer in the way of decent coffee. Occasionally you will see a Starbucks but otherwise, prepare for severe withdrawal. Without a doubt, the WORST coffee experiance of my life happened at Jean's Place at the Mambukal Resort. I ordered a coffee and as I was about to take my first sip, my father in law informed me...

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  • don't try this at home part II

    In addition to swimming at the edge of the falls, these locals will also scale the rocks and dive into the pool below. It's amazing to watch how quickly they climb the slippery rocks. I suspect if I tried this I would get about 1 foot up the face of the rock before smashing my skull, face, and neck on the hard rock and plunging down the falls.

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  • don't try this at home

    As we hiked seven falls, we came upon some locals bathing (as in taking a bath with soap) and also some swimming in a pool that was right at the edge of the falls, I'm talking about a foot or two from the edge. They boys didn't have a worry in the world as they know the falls like the back of their hand, but don't try this yourself. It's a long,...

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  • boiling mud!

    the resort is on an active volcano. You will often see signs warning of boiling mud and in fact, you will see steam coming from the ground. Do not step in the boiling mud! And furthmore, at night stick to the paved paths because it's very easy to mistakenly step in the mud otherwise.

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  • Immunizations in the Philippines

    Yeah the shots are really expensive and don't worry about being concerned about the prices, they are very expensive.Having said that, the ones that I would be concerned about getting are the hepatitis series and the dengue fever immunizations. Hepatitis you can catch anywhere, even in the states. You are at risk anytime that you eat out, again,...

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  • Snatchers

    Lately I've been the unfortunate victim of snatchers. Yes, people..you can never be too careful. I urge you not to show your valuables(meaning cellphones, laptops, mp3 players and digital cameras). This is especially directed to those who would be adventurous enough to ride public transports(like jeepneys and tricylcles) because I've lost two...

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  • Creepy Looking Fellows

    You would have to be careful about creepy looking guys especially during the Masskara festival. You never know what they're going to do to you. Its best to travel in large groups and keep whatever you are bringing at close hand.

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  • be careful of pickpockets

    If you're taking public transportation, always know where your wallet is. Several instances of pickpockets in full jeepneys. They will usually distract you with a mock fight or a fallen coin. Also be careful of tricycle drivers at night (past 9pm) in dark areas.

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  • Beggars

    Generally the place with a lot of beggars is the downtown area, most especially the plaza. I go to school at a college just in front of the plaza and the place is swarming with beggars. Walking along the sidewalk, three or four would approach you with their hands held out asking for money.

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  • beggers

    If walking the streets downtown, you will surely be approached by one or more (usually children) with their hands out, wanting some money. I was keeping some fruits in my bag and handing that to them instead of money. It was usually greated with a thanks, sometimes a frown. You really don't know where the money is going if you give it out, maybe...

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  • If you get conned into visiting...

    If a local cons you into visiting my city, make sure you remember a few things...There isn't much to do here except hang out with the locals. If you're looking for the flavor of laid back Visayan lifestyle, you're in the right place. There are no filipinos more laid back than the Ilonggos of Bacolod.The best fun in the city can be found in the...

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