Baguio to Vigan Philippines Bus

Baguio to Vigan Philippines Bus
We took a 275 Peso bus from Baguio to Vigan, Philippines it was a fun ride however not for the impatient traveler. It took 6.5 hours to travel 105 miles, what is that, hmm, it is 16 miles per hour. I had better check, yes it is 16.15 miles per hour.

I can travel faster in East or West Africa.

Vigan, Philippines
Southeast Asia
Wednesday, August 5, 2009


You can budget 2 hours travel time Baguio to Bauang another four to five hours from Bauang to Vigan. I know a few Backpacker friends who came to the Philippines, turned around, and flew out within a week. Not because of the travel times, because of the cost of Hotels.

Cebu Pacific is my designated savior of the Philippines, the country is extremely lucky this Airline started when it did.
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I like all countries, they are all fun in a voyeuristic way and the Philippines has more to see than any other country I know and truly is a Backpackers nightmare. A Backpacker can travel in Europe for about the same price, there is very few ways to travel dirt cheap in the Philippines. To do so, you must do incredible amounts of research and call ahead to make sure the price of Hotels is correct and move slower than a snail, the faster you move the more it cost.

A Backpacker must be willing to pay 25 to 50 U.S. dollars per day per person.

I just explained how far we went in Kilometers; she gave me a big lecture, on a public bus in Thailand the same trip would have taken three hours for what we did in six point five.

I know this, I know this, I know this, and I am trying not to think about it. I do not care that is primitive, I just want everyone to stop telling me it is modern, I am here because I know it is primitive.

Traveling to many countries is an absolute hindrance to enjoying the Philippines. I can only say that traveling to West Africa, Togo, Benin and Ghana is about the same, or an analogous trip.

When in Europe a person can travel by the cheap book online airlines from city to city and avoid the expensive trains. I truly recommend a Backpacker forget the idea of overland travel, you must focus on Cebu Pacific Airlines and try to get 100 dollar a pop trips and learn how to make a fake onward ticket.

We visited 20-25 Hotels here in Vigan looking for Internet WIFI in the room. Guess what, the cheapest Hotel; a room we could find for 495 Pesos has Internet in the room. The better the room, the worst the internet access, tourist industry is backwards on services, the more you pay the less you get for your money.

Baguio to Vigan Philippines Bus