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“PEACEFUL???” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Colon Street

Colon Street
Cebu City, Philippines
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Ranked #18 of 33 Attractions in Cebu City
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Oslo
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“PEACEFUL???”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

The reviewer before me wrote peaceful about this place. Wonder if we went to the same place? I would say go here on your own risk, but know what you do before you go.
I did not feel comfortable or safe here at all. When philippinos that I´ve asked tell me that they are afraid of getting pickpocketed or robbed here, I strongly adice NOT to go here alone if you are alone, westerner and dont know Philippines very well. And if you still want to go, do so during the day and not at night.

Also leave credit cards, passport, airplane tickets, most of your cash etc locked in your hotel safe. If you loose your wallet after that, at least you wont get stranded in the Philippines because of it.

Visited December 2012
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“lively city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

i like it because its peaceful. there are lots of malls, and fastfood chain near my favorite hotel. and its very accessible because there are lots of taxis and puj's.

Visited March 2012
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singapore
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“good place to buy cheap goods”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

if ypou want to buy paslubong to your loved ones you can walk through the long road of colon st.. its the oldest st as they said and i can say that yes it is.. i love to buy stuffs for my friends and relativs there.. there are variety of goods to choose from but just watch out for your bags and wallets well...

Visited November 2012
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“chaotic and petty thieves abound”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

pickpockets paradise. grimy and chaotic. old cebu but city did not maintain and value its worth to history. sad state and does not reflect well on city government.

Visited November 2012
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“1st street in the country?!?!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

I think this was the first street in the Philippines so worth visiting.however it just looks like a street in Divisoria,nothing much about it just the idea itself that it was the first street.

Visited November 2012
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