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Driving from Manila to Davao

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David690:

--- Quote from: Big daddy Ray on January 11, 2017, 10:22:35 AM ---Wow....that might be fun...or could be a nightmare...that's a long way to go and kinda expensive on the transportation costs....I would check with the ferry companies and see how much they would charge to transport the truck first...then see if it is worth the trip...I would not have it in my bones to island hop and drive from Manila to Davao...there are just too many variables on a trip like that....I would plan it if I could get it a LOT cheaper in Manila I would take it by ferry from Manila to Davao straight shot if possible....if you drive it...you "new" truck ain't gonna be so new when you get it home...haha! Just my two cents...

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Its not just about saving money, if I could cover the costs of the journey that would be great.
It is really an adventure and a chance to explore the country.  Not worried about the distance or the effect on the vehicle, its only approx 1,500km and 3 ferries.  The truck would be barely broken in and ready for 1st oil change.

David690:

--- Quote from: iamjames on January 11, 2017, 08:31:51 AM ---Isn't life dangerous and short enough without playing Russian roulette on Philippine roads?

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I agree that the driving can be a bit "erratic" but certainly no worse than what I am used to facing every day here in Dubai.  At least in Philippines the speeds are relatively low, here its a racetrack....!!

David690:
I'm really not too fazed about the journey in respect of the distance, driving etc.  I am only concerned about our personal safety as far as being attacked, robbed, bandits etc.
Surely someone on here has done a decent road trip......??

FMSINC:
Found this on line may help you avoid theses areas there are currently 27 people held by terrorists in the south done become a number on the list

The risk of kidnap is especially hazardous for tourists because the terror groups target foreigners for the high profile publicity - and the high ransom they can obtain from relatively wealthy families. Thankfully, these crimes are not widespread. The following locations carry a higher risk of kidnapping and should be avoided:

Sarangani Province
North Cotabato Province
South Cotabato Province
General Santos City
Sultan Kudarat Province
Lanao del Sur Province
Lanao del Norte Province
Iligan City
Pangutaran Island

David690:

--- Quote from: FMSINC on January 11, 2017, 05:10:04 PM ---Found this on line may help you avoid theses areas there are currently 27 people held by terrorists in the south done become a number on the list

The risk of kidnap is especially hazardous for tourists because the terror groups target foreigners for the high profile publicity - and the high ransom they can obtain from relatively wealthy families. Thankfully, these crimes are not widespread. The following locations carry a higher risk of kidnapping and should be avoided:

Sarangani Province
North Cotabato Province
South Cotabato Province
General Santos City
Sultan Kudarat Province
Lanao del Sur Province
Lanao del Norte Province
Iligan City
Pangutaran Island



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Thank you for the list.
I wouldn't be traveling in any of those areas.

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