An Expat's Experiences of Driving in the Philippines and How to Survive
Thinking of driving in the Philippines? Read this book first!
It's both serious and funny all at the same time but it could save your life.
'How to Drive Like an Idiot in Bacolod' is the story of the British expat author's "road culture shock" when faced with the hazards of driving in Bacolod, Philippines. Those hazards are vividly described in this book.
He draws on his vast experience as a police-trained driver to offer tips in defensive driving in the hope it will help in surviving the chaos on the roads of the Philippines.
This book also addresses the negative impact of the author's observations about the local road culture by highlighting the many "great things" about Bacolod, Negros Island, Philippines beaches and the better aspects of Filipino culture.
This book is aimed at expats, Filipinos and tourists alike.
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy This Book To Save Your Life - Seriously, I'm not joking, if you want to survive in the Philippines
Reviewed in the United States on March 13, 2016
I have lived in the Philippines for almost two years. I've been to Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Manila, Cebu, Bacolod and Valencia City. Steve's book '
How To Drive Like An Idiot In Bacolod' covers about 98% of the Philippines. Steve paints the picture exactly how it is. If you plan on coming to the Philippines buy this book as your guide to driving. Pleased, also heed his warning about driving at night - very dangerous. My wife and I have a car, but I do not drive, she does - and I have given up attempting to teach her the 'proper way' to drive.
He is also correct about the wonderful people here. The smiles are wonderful, in fact infectious 🙂 The Filipinos are wonderful to be with - I should know I fell in love with the most wonderful Filipina. Come to the Philippines and enjoy some of the best people on the Earth. You won't be disappointed - but don't drive yourself 🙂