Part of my Philippine holiday itinerary was to visit friends in Manila. But unexpected things happened and what was supposed to be a trip between Christmas and New Year for about 4 days, became a weekend in the third week of January. Pressed for time, I wanted to have as much rest as I can during the trip to and from Baguio and so I decided to give Victory Liner's Deluxe trips a try.
For the trip down to Manila, I took the 11PM trip on the bus with built-in toilet. It's a non-stop trip, so I figured it will save me some travel time. The fare was P715.00.
But when the bus arrived, it was the bus without the toilet, which was a hundred pesos cheaper. We were reimbursed the difference before the trip started.
On the way back to Baguio, I took a mid-afternoon schedule, also on a Deluxe bus.
I enjoyed the view, which I have not seen for a couple of years, as well as the two movies that were shown during the trip. The day trip had to confront regular traffic, however, and so we reached Baguio in the regular travel time of 6 hours (and 15 minutes) inspite of the fact that there was only one stopover (versus two for the regular trips).