Hi and Welcome to my blog
My name is Danny and I’m a 31 year old U.K resident. I have worked from the age of 17 and I Have wife and daughter. In the past 13 years I have experienced a lot of change like many people. I have learned to adapt and change myself to become a better person who’s more organised and efficient. I have worked everywhere from the army, banking, factory’s, warehouses, community centre and owned my own businesses, hear and abroad. For all my trouble, hard work and suffering I have gone through taking myself out of my comfort zone what do I have to show for it…..well I have 2 houses I own outright and were bought for cash. I have a little money but now I have lost my job where I worked for over 9 years and I am going threw a divorce. So what am I doing now ….well I’m doing what I loved to do, my passion which has always been to help people. Even when I managed a business I would get customers who just loved to talk to me and tell me there problems and I would try to help them as best as I can. So this blog is my genuine and sincere attempt to help as many people as I can.
I have also travelled to the Philippines a few times and helped people out there set up businesses to help feed the people there. I believe I have already made a difference in so many peoples lives and its addictive so I’ll continue for as long as I can.
If you have any questions or need any help with anything I will be more than happy to help you no matter who you are and how big your problems. Please like, subscribe and comment.If you have time please leave me some feedback as to how I can improve my posts or what topics you would like to talk about.
“what ever your problem, it will pass and tomorrow is another day so in your sadness an sorrow reach out, touch someone’s life, give them a better day”
To contact me please send your emails to Dannyslifeandtravel@yahoo.co.uk
The link bellow is of a video of my time in the Philippines along with a slide show of pictures
Getting from the Airport to where your staying is not that difficult and you have mainly 3 options.
1) Take a Taxi
2)Take the bus although you will have to take a taxi to the bus station
3) Get someone to pick you up in a van or a car.
Taking a Taxi
This is quite easy to do as when you come out of the Airport you will find the taxi’s to your right. Although I find Taxi’s to be quite expensive its a lot cheaper than what we have in the U.K or US. Make sure you get the taxi driver to turn on the meter and another thing you can do to make sure your at least going in the right direction is to use the google maps on your cell phone or mobile phone as we call them hear in the U.K. I have used this method before but you will need access to the internet and I had a pocket wifi device with me at the time ( I will talk about pocket wifi and how to set one up in a later post). Anyway to give you some idea how much it should cost I will tell you it cost me 580 peso( £8.28 or $13.18 US Dollars) to catch a taxi to the bus station in 2010 and I had a local person with me. He did offer to take us all the way to Bulacan where I was spending my fist night for 3,000 peso which is around £42 or $68 US Dollars but as it was my first time there I didn’t know if that was reasonable or I was getting ripped off so I took the cheapest option.
Taking The Bus
Like I said on my first Visit I was cautious so I took the cheapest option for travel just until I knew what the prices where ect. so we took the Taxi from the Airport to the bus station for 580 peso which is around £8.28 or $13.18 US Dollars. The bus costs 55 peso(£0.78 or $1.25 US Dollars per person from Manila to Malolos in Bulacan.
Getting Someone to come pick you up in a van or a car
I did this for my other 3 visits as I realised after traveling for more than 14 hours with a 7 hour wait between flights, I am to tierd to take a bus and besides the first time I took the bus I felt sick. So how do you arrange this, well you need to have friends locally who will help you and organise this for you but the cost should be between 3000 and 3500 peso(£42 to £50 or $68 to $79 US Dollars). Its also important to note that if someone is coming to pick you up then you need to go out of the Airport, across the road and down the ramp and you will see from there that there are a lot of people waiting so that’s where you need to go.
Please keep in mind that it can take up to 4 hours to get out of Manila because the traffic is terrible but again this depends on what time you arrive and what the traffic is like on the day.
Note: Please do not allow the Taxi drivers to take you anywhere without the meter running unless you know exactly where your going and how much it should cost. I would also have a local person with me just in case it turns into an argument as the taxi drivers do try to rip off tourists. All taxi’s and some busses have Air con
Well I hope this helped you guys and feel free to comment, like or subscribe. if you have any questions I would be more than happy to answer them.