Ambulant beauticians: even at midnight in Davao City's Ecoland Bus Terminal, ladies with their little bags containing manicure/pedicure sets walk around in search of customers. Customers are of course mostly passengers and the occasional drivers/conductors. After much convincing from her, I decided on a 50-peso pedicure. Who says vanity is alien in a bus terminal?
Vendors operate just like Davao's bus terminal: they're available 24 hours a day. To kill time and combat drowsiness while waiting for the 1 a.m. departure of my bus, I grabbed a cup of coffee from this sidewalk vendor. Before I could finish my coffee, the old woman bows her head and snores in front of me. Perhaps she needs a cup herself.
San Francisco but not in California: this Agusan del Sur town is one of several pit-stops for this non-aircon Philtranco bus bound for Pasay City. There are 2 daily trips, non-aircon at 1 a.m. and aircon at 4 a.m. I took the first trip that cost me only 550 pesos but what an ordeal: the bus driver played loud 80's music all night long and even allowed one male passenger behind him to smoke! After politely asking the driver to turn down the volume, he turned it off completely, only to be wakened by loud music again later.