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0 - Diarreeremmer

Wat is een diarreeremmer?

  • Een diarreeremmer is een medicament om het ziekteverschijnsel diarree te remmen. Diarreeremmers lossen meestal de oorzaak van het probleem niet op.
  • De werkzame stof in veel diarreeremmers is loperamide.
  • Loperamide remt de bewegingen van de darmen en zorgt voor samentrekking van de anus. 

Diarreeremmer meenemen op reis of niet?

  • BijnLoperamide Diarreeremmera iedereen die vaker gereisd heeft, kan er over meepraten. Een spontane ongewenste aanval van diarree na dat heerlijke stukje vlees van de markt. Vooral fantastisch als je daarna mee moet met een 12 uur durende busreis.
  • Lange reis & wereldreis: altijd meenemen!
  • Backpackreizen: altijd meenemen!
  • korte vakanties: meenemen kan geen kwaad

 

Wat is reizigersdiarree & is het gevaarlijk?

  • Diarree, ook wel reizigersdiarree genoemd, is een dunne waterige ontlasting.
  • Je hebt meestal ook last van buikkrampen, misselijkheid, koorts en winderigheid.
  • Je lichaam probeert zo snel mogelijk de ziektekiemen die de diarree veroorzaakt hebben af te stoten waardoor de darmen niet de tijd nemen om vocht in de ontlasting te onttrekken. Hierdoor is de ontlasting extra waterig en dun en moet je meerdere keren op een dag naar de wc. 
  • In ernstige gevallen kan er bloed of slijm bij je ontlasting zitten (neem dan geen diarreeremmers!)
  • Veel reizigers krijgen al tijdens de eerste twee weken van hun reis last van diarree.
  • Reizigersdiarree kan simpelweg ontstaan door het wisselen van je omgeving, dagritme, wegvallen van stress of juist het gevoel van de spanning van de nieuwe reisomgeving.
  • Een vervelendere en gevaarlijkere oorzaak is diarree door het drinken van besmet water of het eten van besmet voedsel.
  • Vaak bevat voedsel dat niet goed gekookt is bacteriën die diarree veroorzaken.
  • Deze varianten van diarree kunnen meestal geen kwaad wanneer je de juiste maatregelen neemt.
  • Gewoonlijk gaat het na twee á drie dagen vanzelf weer over.
  • Duurt je diarree langer dan een paar dagen en gaat het gepaard met hoge koorts (hoger dan 38º & langer dan 24 uur), ga dan naar de dokter.
  • Wanneer diarree gepaard gaat met koorts, bloedingen, misselijkheid of overgeven, dan is de kans op uitdroging groter en dan kan diarree gevaarlijk worden.
  • Voor kinderen jonger dan 2 jaar geldt dat er direct na de eerste dag contact gezocht moet worden met een dokter. 

Hoe kan ik diarree bestrijden?

  • Ben je aan de race, heb je last van broekhoest, een Delhi Belly, the Aztec Two-step, Turista, de Malta Dog, the Rangoon Runs of ben je slachtoffer van Montezuma’s Revenge, dan heb je reizigersdiarree. Dit gaat meestal na een paar dagen vanzelf weer over.
  • Daarnaast is er de mogelijkheid om het symptoom diarree te stoppen zonder het onderliggende probleem op te lossen. Dit kan met behulp van zogenaamde diarreeremmers. Voorbeelden zijn middelen op basis van loperamide of actieve kool (zoals Norit).
  • Middelen als Norit helpen nauwelijks bij diarree. Daarbij worden ze niet aanbevolen omdat ze de werking van andere geneesmiddelen (zoals anti-malariamiddelen) verminderen. Deze maken het ook moeilijk om eventueel bloed in de ontlasting op te merken.
  • Als je een busrit van 10 uur voor de boeg hebt, die maar 2x onderweg stopt, kun je ook een stopmiddel gebruiken als bijvoorbeeld: Loperamide (Imodium). Loperamide geneest de diarree niet, maar het remt de beweging van de darm en vermindert zo de diarree.
  • Er zijn andere stopmiddelen met sterkere werking. Lees de bijsluiters goed want dit soort middelen moet je vaak niet nemen als je ook koorts hebt of als er meer aan de hand is dan reizigersdiarree.
  • Het grootste gevaar van diarree is uitdroging. Let dus goed op je urine, als deze weinig en donker van kleur is moet je meer drinken.
  • Daarnaast is het handig om de 1e dag op “licht” dieet te gaan. Bijvoorbeeld thee met een beetje suiker, gekookte rijst, water uit een fles of nog makkelijker met een zakje ORS (te verkrijgen in de JoHo centers). Dit is een suiker / zoutoplossing om het verlies van mineralen en zouten te vervangen. Door ORS te drinken wordt het vocht in het lichaam beter vastgehouden dan wanneer men alleen water, thee of frisdrank drinkt. Ook remt het in veel gevallen de diarree. Je kunt een zakje ORS oplossen in een glas water, maar als je dit niet bij je hebt, kun je het ook zelf maken door suiker en zout op te lossen in water. In de JoHo centers kun je een schepje kopen waarop de juiste verhouding staat aangegeven (1 liter water met 40 gram suiker en 3,5 gram zout).
  • Tips met betrekking tot het niet eten van ongewassen groenten zijn leuk in theorie maar in de praktijk niet haalbaar. Je ontkomt er gewoonweg niet aan. Wel kan je overwegen om zoveel mogelijk vegetarisch te blijven eten of zeer selectief te zijn met waar en wanneer je (en welk!) vlees eet. Zorg dat je tijdens het reizen altijd genoeg reservevoedsel bij je hebt (het is menig reiziger al te vaak overkomen dat we opeens door vertraagde busritten, langzame boten, verdwenen restaurants en gesloten winkels opeens dagen zonder voedsel kwamen te zitten)
Uitgelicht

Imodium Capsules - Diarreeremmer

Price: 4,95 €

Kenmerken:

Merk: Imodium
Vorm/soort: capsules
Inhoud: 10 capsules
Werkzame stof:  Loperamide (loperamidehydrochloride)
Hulpstoffen:  Erythrosine (E 127), Gelatine (E 441), IJzeroxide Geel (E 172), IJzeroxide Zwart (E 172), Indigokarmijn (E 132), Lactose 1-Water, Magnesiumstearaat (E 470b), Maïszetmeel, Talk (E 553 B), Titaandioxide (E 171)

Omschrijving:

  • Middel om ernstige diarree te remmen, remt de voortstuwende beweging van de darmen. Het behandelt daarmee de symptomen van diarree, niet de oorzaak.
  • Imodium is op basis van de stof loperamidehydrochloride (2 mg/ capsule).
  • De loperamide werkt binnen een paar uur.
  • Uitsluitend te gebruiken door volwassenen en kinderen boven de 8 jaar.

Dosering:

  • volwassenen: de eerste keer 2 capsules, daarna na iedere onvaste ontlasting 1 capsule. Maximaal 8 capsules per dag. Een behandeling van 2 dagen moet volstaan. Indien de klachten aanhouden, wordt altijd aangeraden om een arts consulteren.
  • Kinderen vanaf 8 jaar oud: de eerste keer 1 capsule, daarna na iedere onvaste ontlasting 1 capsule. Afhankelijk van lichaamsgewicht maximaal 3-8 capsules per dag. Indien de klachten aanhouden, wordt altijd aangeraden om een arts consulteren.
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Assortiment

 

Als je dan toch moet rennen naar die lokale WC ... 

 

Tip

0 - Plaskoker of Plastuit

Wat is een plaskoker of plastuit

  • Een eenvoudige, lichte kartonnen plastuit.
  • Praktisch voor vrouwen als er geen fatsoenlijk toilet in de buurt is.

Een plaskoker of plastuit meenemen op reis of niet?

  • Vakanties: meenemen kan geen kwaad
  • Backpackreizen: soms net wat je nodig hebt als je nodig moet
  • Wereldreizen: altijd meenemen

0 - Noodtoilet

Wat is een noodtoilet ?

  • Een noodtoilet is een stevig en praktisch zakje waarin urine wordt opgevangen en geneutraliseerd.

Een noodtoilet meenemen op reis of niet?

  • Kan handig zijn om mee te nemen voor het geval:
    • dat je nodig moet en er geen wc in de buurt is 
    • de wc te ranzig is om te gebruiken
    • de wilde dieren rond je tent of auto snuffelen
    • de file wel heel lang duurt
Meeneem Tips

Wat kan je doen als je in het buitenland naar de WC of het toilet moet ? - Hygiène & Handigheden

    • Tijdens het reizen kom je er al snel achter dat het niet overal even fijn is om je behoefte te doen.
    • Enige oplossingen zijn daarvoor bedacht die voor zowel mannen als vrouwen prima te gebruiken zijn.
    • Voor vrouwen is er een plastuitje  zodat ook zij staand kunnen plassen, zowel in het wild als op de WC.
    • Wil je echt graag op de WC-bril zitten maar ben je hier nogal huiverig om, dan kun je de WC-bril afdekken met WC-bril dekjes die precies het zitvlak afdekken.
    • Je kunt ook een WC-bril reiniger gebruiken om de WC-bril goed te poetsen en hier dan met rust op te kunnen zitten

     

    Uitgelicht
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    Keuzehulp & Advies

     

    Tips

    Heb ik meer kans op diarree in specifieke gebieden?

    • In principe is diarree niet grensgebonden.
    • Wel is het zo dat in koudere gebieden de bacteriën zich minder snel vermenigvuldigen (bijvoorbeeld in voedsel) en je dus minder kans loopt op diarree door besmet voedsel.
    • Reizigersdiarree komt daarom vaker voor in warmere landen in Azië, Afrika en Zuid-Amerika .
    • In gebieden met veel armoede is het hygiëneniveau vaak lager door gebrekkige faciliteiten en dus is de kans op diarree groter.

     

    Advies & Assortiment

    Advieswijzer diarreeremmers & verstopping


    Uren in de bus, het vliegtuig of de trein

    Op een vaste plek met 24 uur een toilet in de buurt

    Verlichting bij een verstopping op reis

    Advieswijzer reistoilet of noodtoilet



     

    Vieze toiletten onderweg vermijden

    Beste keuze voor vrouwen:

    Alternatief voor mannen en vrouwen:

    Vieze toiletten gebruiken

    Assortiment:

    Ongemakkelijke situaties waarbij wildplassen en toiletbezoek geen optie blijkt

    Beste keuze:

    Uitgelichte Producten

     

    ORS & Herstellen

     

    Tips

    0 - Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS)

    Wat is ORS (Oral Rehydration Solution)?

    • ORS staat voor Oral Rehydration Solution, wat betekent 'via de mond in te nemen vochtaanvulling'.
    • ORS is een poedermengsel dat je mengt met schoon drinkwater.
    • ORS helpt uitdroging te voorkomen of te herstellen door simpelweg suikers en zouten in compacte zakjes aan te bieden die het lichaam nodig heeft. De zakjes bestaan uit zouten (met name kalium en natrium) en speciale suikers (glucose) die op te lossen zijn in water. De samenstelling van ORS is gebaseerd op adviezen van de WHO (World Health Organisation).
    • Door de suikers in ORS wordt water sneller in de bloedbaan opgenomen als je uitgedroogd bent en het geeft je energie.
    • De zouten in ORS vullen de tekorten aan die je oploopt doordat je met diarree en zweten niet alleen water, maar ook zouten verliest.
    • De hydraterende functie van ORS helpt ook goed tegen katers als gevolg van overmatige alcoholinname.

    ORS meenemen op reis of niet?

    TravelSafe ORS

     

    • De kans dat je op reis aan de diarree raakt is aanzienlijk, heb je ORS bij je dan kan je gevolgen enigzins binnen de perken houden
    • Ander bijkomend voordeel is dat als je twee dagen later weer rustig veel te lang aan de bar kan hangen en de volgende dag een pakje ORS kan opentrekken

     

     

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      Smokey Slum Tours

      Smokey Slum Tours

       

      Slum Tours in Manila that will change your Life...
      ...and the Life of your Tourleader...

      JoHo Smokey Tours

      Smokey Tours - FAQ

      SMOKEY TOURS GENERAL

      What should you wear during the tour?

      • For the Slum Tour we recommend that you wear covered shoes (preferably rubber) as you may walk in the dirt, especially when it rains.
      • For all our other tours, you can wear comfortable clothing. Women do not need to worry about dressing conservatively but like every culture, by wearing revealing clothing, you can sometimes invite unwelcome attention. We also recommend modest clothing if you intend to enter churches or religious places. Please do not forget to bring a hat and use sunscreen, because when the sun is out, it can get extremely hot!

      When is the best time to visit? Do you ever have to cancel tours because of the weather conditions?

      • We run our tours right throughout the year, but the weather can be a little more unpredictable during the rainy season (roughly from June to November). We will cancel tours 2-3 hours in advance depending on the strength of the rain or winds. We will also cancel tours if a storm signal (number 1 and above) has been declared in Manila before your tour starts. 

      What is the difference between the Group tour and the Private tour?

      • Group tours allow other people to join the tour. Participants pay the price of the tour per person. Group tours start on the regular schedule given by bookings and cannot be changed. Waiting time for participants of group tour is only up to 15 minutes past meeting time before tour leader starts the tour. Please also note that joining a group means that the itinerary is fixed. 
      • A Private tour means you lock the tour to you and your group only. The price is also set regardless of the amount of people joining. That type of tour shows more flexibility concerning the start time or the itinerary, according to your preferences. Please note that the no camera policy (on Slum and Cemetery Tour) is still implemented on Private tours. 

      Can I be picked up from where I am staying in Manila?

      • We are a small organization, we do our best to help our guests. In exceptional cases, it might be possible at an additional cost depending on where you are staying and the itinerary of the tour on the day. 

      How do you maintain the quality of the tours?

      • All our tourleaders coming from different areas covered by the tour so they can give you specific inside information. Our tour leaders go through extensive training before going on the tours and information is reviewed and shared so that it is as accurate as possible. Please note that the tour leaders didn't completed education in tourism. 
      • We value greatly what our customers think and we ask for feedback by using a questionnaire. Questionnaires are a way to see the areas for improvement of both our tours and our tour leaders. 
      • Chris Way, from Reality Tours and Travel, which runs similar well established tours in India, has been acting as our consultant since March 2013.

      Do you do the tours in other languages apart from English?

      • Unfortunately, our tour leaders do not speak any languages other than English and Filipino. 

      How do I get to your meeting points?

      • All the meeting points for our tours are located near LRT-1 stations. We usually meet guests at a restaurant/cafe near the LRT-1 station and this information is given via email which is for guests confirmation. 
      • From Makati, Gil Puyat is probably your nearest station on LRT-1, but is quite far away from the hotel area. 
      • On the LRT, there are intervals of about 5 minutes between trains, which can get very busy. Pedro Gil to Tayuman (Slum and Cemetery Tour meeting point) when you are on the train takes about 20 minutes. 
      • The roads in Manila can get very busy. In order to arrive on time for your tour, please allow at least 30 minutes from Malate and at least 45-60 minutes from Makati City.

      How easy is it to use the LRT or MRT (similar to sky trains)?

      • The LRT and MRT are very simple to use. You can either buy a single journey ticket (about PHP 15-25) or buy a 'Stored Value' card (PHP 100 MRT, PHP 150 LRT) which you can use multiple times. Pleae note that if you have to change lines, you have to buy another ticket.
      • Queues can be long for buying tickets and trains can be very crowded at peak times (7am to 10am, 5pm to 7pm). You might have to wait for 2 or 3 trains to pass before you can able to board the train.  

      When I get to the meeting point, how will I know who is the tour leader?

      • They will be smiling, wearing a Smokey Tours T-shirt and ID.

      Can I do more than one tour in one day?

      • It is possible to book two tours in one day. The tours are timed in such way that it should provide enough time to travel from one meeting point to another by taking the LRT-1 line. The longest time it takes to get from one meeting point to another meeting point by taking the LRT-1 is 40 minutes (not yet without waiting time for buying ticket and for getting into one). 

      I want to donate, can I bring goods to the Slum Tour?

      • Please be aware that we don't distribute goods during our tours. This may cause unwanted attention and is distracting for other people who attend the tour.
      • Donations (food, school supplies, shoes etc) can be dropped off at the end of the tour and our tour leader will talk with the social worker about proper distribution of products.

      Note that if you decide to bring the donation with you to the tour, our Tour Leader does not carry the luggage/bag you bring. We discourage bringing very heavy luggage during the tour.

      BOOKING/PAYMENT OF TOURS

      Can I just turn up for a tour, or do I have to book in advance?

      • You need to book and confirm all tours in advance. You cannot turn up on the day at one of the meeting points without letting us know as tour leaders may not be there because they could be assigned to other tours. Only go to the meeting point when you have received an emai, text or call from us with information on when and where a specific tour starts. Please don't just show up at the meeting point, to avoid possible disappointment and confusion.
      •  All tours need to be confirmed with us via email. You will need to reply to the email from our Bookings Team, which will provide you with specific details about you tour.

      How far in advance do I need to book?

      • Please book at least 24 hours before the tour is scheduled to commence, preferably via email. Then we can check if there are still enough spots available on the requested date and can confirm this to you. Our tours can book out fast, especially in peak season. If you send us a booking request less than 24 hours before the tour starts, we cannot garantee that we can get back to you before the tour starts. If you want to book less than 24 hours in advance, we would advise you to book by phone instead of email.

      How and when should I pay for the tours?

      • Please pay on the day at the start of the tour in cash. 

      Where does my tour fee go?

      • Guide change in tour leader and add last minute cancelled tours, which are not paid for, education of the tour leader, marketing and administration costs. We try to have as much as volunteers as possible to keep the overhead costs low.

      What are the terms and conditions of booking the tour? Can I amend or cancel a tour having booked it?

      • Please see terms and conditions of booking a tour. In particular please note the "Assumption of Risk'' clause. If you need to amend or cancel a tour, please let us know as soon as possible.

      I am traveling by myself. Can I still do the tour?

      • Yes! We have no minimum number of participants. Group tours are still conducted even if only one person confirms and shows up on the tour as scheduled. 

      Will there be other people on the tour? Can I book a private tour?

      • Yes, there might be other people on the tour. In case you don't want it, you have to book a private tour. 

      CANCELLATIONS

      Emergency cancellations:

      SLUM TOUR

      How do I find the meeting point of the Slum Tour?

      • The meeting point of this tour is at the McDonald's at Good Earth Plaza - Rizal Avenue corner Bustos Street Sta. Cruz Manila. Note: Do not go to the McDonalds at Sta. Cruz Church (this is wrong). The right place is the McDonalds underneath the LRT-1 CARRIEDO STATION (Southbound).

      How long will it take to get to the meeting point from Makati/Malate/Ermita/Global City/Pasig City/Eastwood?

      • The meeting point should be 25-35 minutes from Malate area via taxi and could be shorted as there are more road options. Taking the LRT-1 from UN Avenue/Pedro Gil/Malate stations (northbound) could take 15-20 minutes not including time to get into the train. 
      • For Makati, please allot more time. It could be as short as 25 minutes on some days (Sundays and holidays) but could be as long as 45 minutes to an hour or more if traffic is heavy. Please take note that getting a taxi in Makati in the morning could be difficult in the mornings of work days. 
      • For Global City (Taguig/For Bonifacio), Pasig City and Eastwood, allot 1,5 hours of travel time. 

      Will we visit Smokey Mountain? Is this also the Smokey Mountain Tour?

      • We have replaced the Smokey Mountain Tour with our new Slum Tour because the Smokey Mountain area was seized and closed by the government for public visits in June 2014. We will still tell you about the story of the two Smokey Mountains during our Slum Tour. 

      Is the Slum Tour run on bicycles?

      • No, the Slum Tour does not run on bicycles. It is a walking tour that also uses public transportation (jeepney, pedicabs and tricycles) to get into areas. 

      What will I see in the slum area?

      • The main businesses in the slums are recycling and scavenging. You see how the people live their lives from these industries and others. 
      • We will also pass through the narrow alleys of the residential areas, where you really get a feel of how the people are living and you see the sense of community that exists in the area. 

      Is the slum dangerous?

      • Although we cannot take responsibility should anything happen, we believe that the area is safe as long as you follow the tour leader and the rules. There is a strong police presence in the area and we have written permission of the district we pass during the Slum Tour. 

      Is it appropriate to bring small children on the tour?

      • Visiting the slums may not be suitable for some children especially with the heat and the cleanliness conditions. We require children to be at least 6 years old when they take the tour as some areas could be very slippery if very young children are allowed to walk on their own. We also recommend children get shots/vaccine before taking the tour for further health safety.

      Why can we not bring cameras on the Slum Tour?

      • We like to go into the slum area and be as inconspicuous as possible. We do this by having small groups and by not allowing cameras. We have a STRICT NO CAMERA POLICY as an agreement with the baranggays (local communities) that we visit. Media and writers who were able to take pictures didn't join group tours and they requested their own permit from the baranggays. 

      Is it appropriate to bring small children on the tour?

      • We see no problem with bringing children of any age on the tour. 

      I don't like going on organized tours. Is it possible to visit the slum area on my own?

      • It would be a little uncomfortable going by yourself, particularly without the written permission of the baranggay (local community) which we have obtained. Although the residents are very friendly, they might be a bit concerned at what you are doing and might report you.The area is like a maze and you will not gain the same insight as with one of our tour leaders. Not all slums have the same character. Some slums could be very peaceful and welcoming, but some might be very dangerous to visit even for locals without someone from that slum accompanying them.  

      How does Smokey Tours give back to the community?

      • Smokey Tours gives 100% of its profits from the Slum Tour (minus the tour allowance for the tour leader and the transportation costs) to a beneficiary NGO that supports that community in different ways (typhoon and disaster relief, medical and construction training and help in organizing small centers). You could check the page about our new beneficiary NGO. We also support some local livelihood especially the pedicabs and tricycles and all our tour leaders are from the different areas covered by the tour. 

      Why does Smokey Tours no longer donate its proceeds to BYSMP?

      • Since 2011 Smokey Tours donated 100% of its proceeds to Bahay at Yaman ni San Martin de Porres (BYSMP). BYSMP provides child education sponsorship, medical assistance and nutritious meals for children. As BYSMP has been empowered for four years, other NGOs may need help more now. Smokey Tours has started donating its proceeds to a new beneficiary NGO, CREST. They provide relief and preparedness for typhoons and other disasters, which affect the slum areas very badly. You can read more on the page about our new beneficiary NGO.

      Can I bring something for the children? Should I give money to the people living there?

      • We ask you not to give anything to individuals, either for the children or adults. This is to avoid unwanted attention as well as the bad feeling of others if they don't get any from you. However if you would like to bring stationery or sweets, then we can distribute them to a suitable NGO in the area. 

      Is there any other way that I can help the people in the slums?

      • Helping the people or families in the slums by giving them money directly may not be the best thing to do as this can cause unwanted attention and bad feelings for those people who may not get the help. You may check with the NGO visited during the tour and see how you can help either by donating to them or volunteering for them if you have more time in Manila!

      MARKET TOUR

      How do I find the meeting point of the Market Tour?

      • The meeting point of this tour is in front of Mister Donut, beside IsetannCarriedo Department Store near LRT-1 Carriedo Station (northbound). Mister Donut should be easy to find if you take the rear exit of the LRT-1 Carriedo Station (northbound). If you would be taking a taxi, please tell the driver to bring you to IsetannCarriedo in Avenida and NOT in Isetann Recto. Make sure the drivers bring you to the right Isetann as our tour leader cannot pick you up or meet you somewhere if the tour has already started.

      How long will it take to get to the meeting point from Makati/Malate/Ermita/Global City/Pasig City/Eastwood?

      • The meeting point should be 25-35 minutes from Malate area via taxi and could be shorter as there are more road options. Taking the LRT-1 from UN Avenue/Pedro Gil/Malate Stations (northbound) could take 15-20 minutes not including time to get into the train.
      • For Makati, please allot more time. It could be as short as 25 minutes on some days (Sundays and holidays) but could be as long as 45 minutes to an hour or more if traffic is heavy. Please take note that getting a taxi in Makati in the morning could be also difficult in the mornings of work days.
      • For Global City (Taguig/Fort Bonifacio), Pasig City and Eastwood, allot 1,5 hours of travel time. 
      • Here is the map of the Market Tour meeting point.

      I am allergic to certain foods, can I participate in the Market Tour?

      • Yes of course, but be aware of certain foods if you have any allergies. Please advise your tour leader at the start of the tour if you have food restrictions/allergies.

      Can I buy things while on the Market Tour?

      • Definitely! However, inform your tour leader if ever you want to make some purchases so that you won't be over charged for items and to also avoid the possibility of paying to someone who is not really working for a shop. Make sure your tour leader is informed when you give your payment and when you get your change - make sure to always count your change before leaving. 

      How is the safety during the Market Tour?

      • Quiapo, the area where the market tour takes place, is relatively safe. Keep in mind that the place is often very crowded so be aware of the potential pickpockets.

      Can I take photos during the Market Tour?

      • Yes, you can take as many photos as you want! Again, it is best to ask your tour leader before taking photos so they can keep an extra eye on your belongings.

      CEMETERY TOUR

      How do I find the meeting point of the Cemetery Tour?

      • The meeting point of this tour is on the 2nd floor of McDonalds in Tayuman Center near the LRT-1 Tayuman Station (northbound).

      How long will it take to get to the meeting point from Makati/Malate/Ermita/Global City/Pasig City/ Eastwood?

      • The meeting point should be 25-35 minutes from Malate area via taxi and could be shorter as there are more road options. Taking the LRT-1 from UN Avenue/Pedro Gil/Malate Stations (northbound) could take 15-20 minutes not including time to get into the train.
      • For Makati, please allot more time. It could be as short as 25 minutes on some days (Sundays and holidays) but could be as long as 45 minutes to an hour or more if traffic is heavy. Please take note that getting a taxi in Makati in the morning could be also difficult in the mornings of work days.
      • For Global City (Taguig/Fort Bonifacio), Pasig City and Eastwood, allot 1,5 hours of travel time.
      • Here is the map of the Cemetery Tour meeting point.

      Can I take photos during the Cemetery Tour?

      • Please note that taking pictures inside the cemetery we visit is not allowed as it is a policy by the city administration. We try to be as less intrusive as possible and to minimize any discomfort our tours can cause to locals. At all other stops during the tour, cameras are allowed, but please inform your tour leader if you want to take photos inside jeepneys or in busy places.

      Can I go back to the cemetery after the tour and take pictures?

      • You can go back to the cemetery, but if you want to take pictures you need to get permission from the administration of the cemetery and they accompany you to take only photos in certain areas (not of the community). People caught taking pictures inside the cemetery (both local and foreigners) without permission would be first repreminanded then if seen again, brought to their office and pictures would be deleted (you could be also fined). Officials roam around the cemetery in a car or on a motorcycle and could stop you if they see you taking photos.

      Can I buy flowers during the tour? Why is it not allowed for guests to wear red?

      • Filipinos can be very superstitious and these advice are given to follow some practices. The guests can buy flowers if they want during tour but the reason why it is not recommended will be told during the tour. Wearing red is considered inappropriate by some people living in the cemetery. 

      How does Smokey Tours give back to the community?

      • Smokey Tours doesn't give part of the tour fee to the community living in the cemetery. However, we support the local livelihood especially the tricycle drivers who make their living inside the place. There are guests who have taken the tour and decided to return again to donate clothes and some decided to distribute food or school supplies but do it discretely or not in crowded areas to avoided unwanted attention.
      • Some of our guests planned to organize feeding, medical missions or teaching sessions in the area. Should you decide to do so, you may coordinate with the administration office of the cemetery to ensure it would be in order.

       Should I give money to the people living there?

      •  We ask you not to give money to individuals, either for the children or adults. This is to avoid unwanted attention as well as the bad feeling of others if they don't get any from you. 

      Are there restrooms inside the cemetery?

      • Yes there are, but you might have to pay PHP 5 to use some because water in the area is bought.

      Family Tour

      How do I find the meeting point of the Family Tour?

      • The Meeting Point is in McDonalds in Good Earth Plaza, UNDERNEATH the LRT- I Carriedo Station. There is only one McDonalds underneath the LRT Station.

      How long will it take to get to the Meeting Point from Makati/Malate/Ermita/Global City/Pasig City/Eastwood?

      • The Meeting Point should be 25-35 minutes from Malate area via taxi and could be shorter as there are more road options. Taking the LRT-1 from UN Avenue/Pedro Gil/Malate Stations (northbound) could take 15-20 minutes not including time to get into the train.
      • For Makati, please allot more time. It could be as short as 25 minutes on some days (Sundays and holidays) but could be as long as 45 minutes to an hour or more if traffic is heavy. Please take note that getting a taxi in Makati in the morning could be also difficult in the mornings of work days.
      • For Global City (Taguig/Fort Bonifacio), Pasig City and Eastwood, allot 1,5 hours of travel time. 
      • Here is the map of the Family Tour meeting point.

      Is the Quiapo Market safe for my family?

      • Yes. However, please be mindful that Quiapo Market can be very hot, busy, noisy and full of smells, during certain times, just like most local markets elsewhere. What one family feels comfortable with, can feel uncomfortable to others, so please take your own standards into consideration when booking a Tour. Keep in mind that the place is often very crowded so be aware of the potential pickpockets. Please contact us for more information when in doubt. 

      Can I bring my child in a stroller?

      • We discourage the use of strollers since the Market can be very busy and the underground is not even.

      What is an ideal age for children to join?

      • Since it is a Private Group Tour, there is a lot of flexibility to cater to the needs of your Family.  The Market is an interesting place to explore from a young age. We recommend the Tour for children who can walk themselves without having problems with the weather. Age depends on the child, but 4 years and older should be ok.

      Can I do the Tour with adults only?

      • We recommend the Family Quiapo Market Tour for adults since there is so much more to see and share than what fits in 90 minutes. If you would like to have a longer Tour around the area, we recommend our Market Tour.

      Are there restrooms at the Quiapo Market?

      • Yes there are, but you might have to use the facilities in local restaurants or fastfood chains around the area.

      Can I take photos during the Family Tour?

      • Yes, you can take as many photos as you want! Again, it is best to ask your tour leader before taking photos so they can keep an extra eye on your belongings.

       

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