Vino's 100-200 peso challenge!
Travelling around different places is one of the most expensive leisure, they said. That’s why, here in IManila, we challenged ourselves to try travelling around Metro Manila, with a certain budget. We’ve decided to spend from Php100 to Php200 only. Would it be possible? Let’s find out!
From Taytay, I need to ride different mode of transportations for me to get in Cubao- my destination.
First, I have to choose which mode of transportation I should ride; it would be between jeep or fx. I usually ride on a jeep, so I prefer it more than riding fx. It’s cheaper and faster. It costs for about Php15 from Taytay-Santolan Station LRT 2. It’s actually up to you if you want to have a long 2 hour drive from Taytay to Cubao, or you would ride a jeep from Taytay-Santolan, then ride on a train (LRT). I wanted to travel with comfort so, I chose the easier way to get in Cubao. I rode the train. It’s exactly Php13 only, and it’s faster than the jeep. It only took me 5-7 minutes to get in Cubao. One more thing about riding the train is that, you’ll get a chance to see more picturesque sceneries. You’ll be able to see the Marikina River, SM Marikina, Katipunan Station (which is located underground), and St. Joseph Church in Anonas.
For about just an hour, I made it to Cubao. Of course, the fun didn’t stop there. When you’re in Cubao, you’ll be able to see the Araneta Coliseum, Farmer’s Plaza, AliMall, and Gateway. So, this is definitely a feast for your eyes. And, if you’re looking for a real feast, this is the best place to go to! There are numerous number of choices that you can choose! The price varies from Php30-Php100, depending on how much you eat. In my case, I only spent Php50. By the way, the food was delicious.
When I went home, I spent the same amount as much as I spent for me to get there. So, if we’re gonna sum it all up, I just spent Php106 only. I had a very comfortable ride, I saw a lot of beautiful infrastructure, I ate delicious food, and of course I enjoyed roaring around in Cubao.
Now, who ever said that travelling is for rich people only, well you’re wrong. It’s not about the money or the place that you would be in, rather it’s about how you enjoy travelling and the memories that come afterwards.