So, it appears that you have made the decision to travel to Cebu City. We would like to congratulate you for choosing your destination well. The city of Cebu boasts of a tropical climate and features luscious waters that can truly keep you relaxed and well-entertained. There isn´t a dearth of tourist spots in Cebu. However, there are several things you need to keep in mind if you want your travel to be fun and convenient. Without straying away from the topic any further, here are 4 helpful tips to keep in mind when traveling to Cebu City!
Tip 1: Use public transportation
We would suggest you to use the public transportation during your visit there. Hiring a private car can not only be expensive on your wallet, it can be dangerous too. When taking a cab, it is advisable for you to either agree on a price before getting in or insist on paying according to the meter. You should have a general idea of where you are going before getting in a cab. After all, you wouldn’t want the cab driver to take you the long way now, would you? And, when you are out and about, you should keep your jewelry at the hotel as snatch-and-grab crimes are common in the city.
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Tip 2: Be aware of beggars in the city
Tourists are regularly approached by child beggars in the city of Cebu. Sure, it is heartbreaking to see such events unfold in front of your eyes, but it is in your best interest to steer clear of the beggars. If you donate funds to a beggar, you will be swamped by other beggars in no time. So, unless you want to attract beggars, you should simply say ¨No¨. The beggars will eventually stop following you. While in the city, you will also come across pushy people who will force their services down your throat. If you don’t want to tip them, you must never let them help you. Don´t be naïve enough to think that the people are helping you simply because they are courteous.
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Tip 3: Be wary of internet banking scams
When doing internet banking in the city of Cebu, it is advisable for you to do so from your own technological devices. In the past, travelers have reported that computers with keyloggers, programs that can steal your banking information, are even installed in luxurious hotels. So, it is essential for you to be wary of internet banking scams.
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Tip 4: Other basic travel tips
When visiting religious locations and homes, it is recommended for you to first remove your shoes before entering the premises. You should also know that the common sign of OK represents money in the community. You should avoid traveling to the city in the month of June because the month sees plenty of torrential rainfall. The best period to travel to the city is from December to May. During the period, the weather is dry and cool.
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