City of Manila Tourist Traps

  • Pedicabs in Manila- Beware!
    Pedicabs in Manila- Beware!
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  • the yellow cab
    the yellow cab
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  • Ordinary taxi
    Ordinary taxi
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City of Manila Tourist Traps

  • Taxis around the Metro

    Honestly, I don’t like taking Taxis around Metro Manila because of inconsiderate and inconsistent fares! Taxis from the airports (yellow or ordinary) see the passengers (locals, tourists,foreigners) like walking dollars and are fond of tips.For example, when the taxi meter reflects an amount of 170Php, let’s say you don’t have that exact cash on...

  • Pedicabs around Binondo: expensive than...

    Don't ride the pedicabs even if they offer you a ride, at first the pedicab drivers will offer you cheap fare but once you arrived in the destination, they will ask for a different amount of fare, larger than the initial offer. This happened to my friend and I when we took the ride from Jose Abad St, Near the Divisoria Market, going to Chinatown....

  • Horse Cart

    Beware of those Horse cart operators offering cheap round trip from Rizal park to Intranomous, Binondo, Quiapo & back to Rizal park.We heard they told us only US$5 per trip but at the end of the rip wanted US$50!!...I disagreed and only pay US$20.

  • Foregner price? for god's sake..

    I don't know if I should call this "tourist trap", but I somekinda feel bad about this,, so I am writing about it.. I know when we go abroad and travel some other countries, sometimes I get over charged, and if it's not too bad, I should take it like.. it's the way it is.. but.. sometimes.. it's kinda not really understandable, and sometimes makes...

  • Taxis in Manila - beware!!!!

    Check immediately to see if they use a meter. If they don't wanna use the meter, just get out. I have had a few situations where the driver doesn't wanna use the meter and suggests an overpriced payment. Luckily, i knew the price range to go to my destination. Maybe also consider that paying 20-40 pesos more might not B much in another country...

  • Beware means be aware

    when in Manila, do keep your mind on your valuables. Pickpocket are all around town, as they do in many other cities all over the world. Some pretend to try to befriend and help tourists. If you need help, you'd be better off asking from your front desk staff.The Divisoria is a den of thieves. Great finds are bountiful but so are the...

  • holy scam

    when visiting san agustin or manila cathedral, be wary of vendors selling rosary who will pull out dirty tricks just to get your money. some of them will approach you and tell you the rosary is free. DONT ACCEPT no matter what they say. If you do, they will tell you, it's free but you should donate money. And as you take money out of your wallet,...

  • Tourist Attractions

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  • Don't pay those parking attendants

    If you're parking in front of a restaurant which they own, then by all means you can pay the valet guys or parking attendants. If there are none and some poser just want money, don't give. If you encounter pushy parking attendant posers, then by all means bargain with them. You can just give small change, just say this is all you've got. Usually...

  • when exchanging money

    it is preferable to exchange money at the airport, banks or at the mall - they usually have forex there. but if you must go to the little money exchange shops, make sure you have the right amount of money before you leave! there are some money changers who will count your money in front of you and with a sleight of hand can put away some bills....

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