Short answer: You could probably survive there for a bit. It’s not a vegan friendly place.
- It’s cheap.
- Movie 170-180 pesos
- San Miguel Beer 33-39 peso (7-11)
- Everybody can speak English.
- It’s easy to get around.
- The people are nice.
- The internet is hit or miss.
- It’s very difficult to eat vegetarian or vegan here.
As a nomad, the biggest problem here is the internet. It’s really slow and there’s a lot of times when it just doesn’t work. . It’s also more expensive than everywhere else in SE Asia. Could you hack it for a while? It really depends on your level of patience. I lasted about a week, but not being able to find food made it pretty miserable.
I went back and forth between working at Dojo 8, a coworking space as well as the Starbucks. Both on Lacson street.