Vigan Warnings and Dangers

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    Calesa Tour

    by solitary_wanderer Written Aug 14, 2010

    Some kucheros tend to be abusive. When I went to Vigan just this month, I first went to the tourist office beside Cafe Leona and I was informed that the standard price for a calesa tour is P150 per hour. If the kucheros try to tell you to pay greater than that amount, just haggle about the standard price and tell them that you are informed.

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    Abusive Kutseros

    by cyndymc Written Dec 13, 2008

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    Kalesa at Calle Crisologo

    Kutseros (drivers of kalesas) tend to overprice when they observe that you are tourists, especially if you hail them from Calle Crisologo. Let the driver know you were informed by your hotel and/or Local Tourism Council of the regulated prices and just hand him the correct price. If you feel harassed and have no choice but to give in to his demands, take his Kalesa number and report the incident to the Local Tourism Council (very near the plaza).

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    Ask the price first before boarding

    by joiwatani Updated May 14, 2007

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    Tricylce ride

    Never get into a tricycle (local transportation- it is a motorcycle with a side car and can carry four to six people) without asking from the driver how much would it cost to bring you from one place to another. Bargain for the fare. Tricycles are mostly driven by the owners, so you can actually bargain the price. Ask the driver if he can pick you up after your tour. Let him know what time you are to be picked up. Ask if you can pay after picking you up. Also, have change in hand. Pay the driver the full fare. Drivers will tell you they don't have change and you end up not getting your change back! Receipts are not given.

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    DRIVE CAREFULLY PEOPLE!

    by NeverBeenThere Updated Mar 27, 2007

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    on our way to Vigan we were stopped by a major traffic jam, asking what went wrong, we were informed that there was a delivery bus/van that lost its break that ended up as an accident..

    nobody got hurt.. thank God!

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    Not all in Vigan are old

    by asianbelle Written Nov 30, 2004

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    Vigan is famous for antiques particularly those made from wood. Proof of this are the antique shops that lined the street of Crisologo.

    However, not all items on display in these shops are "original antiques". There are fake, immitation or reproduction that some unscrupulous shop owner would like to pass on as authentic. Beware!

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