Thinking of driving in the Philippines? Read this book first!It's both serious and funny all at the same time but it could save your life.
'How to Drive Like an Idiot in Bacolod' is the story of the British expat author's "road culture shock" when faced with the hazards of driving in Bacolod, Philippines. Those hazards are vividly described in this book.
He draws on his vast experience as a police-trained driver to offer tips in defensive driving in the hope it will help in surviving the chaos on the roads of the Philippines.
This book also addresses the negative impact of the author's observations about the local road culture by highlighting the many "great things" about Bacolod, Negros Island, Philippines beaches and the better aspects of Filipino culture.
This book is aimed at expats, Filipinos and tourists alike.
Reviews:A five star rating for a few reasons, firstly I read the book in two sittings - a good barometer to how readable a book is. Secondly and I say this as someone living in Bacolod - I recognise everything the author says about the driving here. Thirdly - the humour leaps out of the page at you and the reader can feel how the frustrations of driving here are dealt with a resigned humour. Lots of info' about Bacolod and Negros island that will be of great value to anyone thinking of visiting here or even someone like me wanting to explore more of the area where I now live. The casual reader will also find it entertaining and I have no hesitation in recommending "How to drive like an idiot in Bacolod". - Verified Purchase
"Even though I live in the USA I found this book funny but true. seems like we share the same problems no matter where we live." - Amazon Customer
BIOGRAPHY Stephen Bentley is a former UK undercover cop, police Detective Sergeant, and barrister (trial attorney).
He is now a freelance writer, author and occasional contributor to HuffPost UK on undercover policing.
His memoir 'Undercover: Operation Julie - The Inside Story' is a frank account of his undercover detective experiences during Operation Julie - an elite group of detectives who successfully investigated one of the world's largest drugs rings. It became an Amazon bestseller on numerous occasions.
Stephen also writes fast-paced, plot-driven crime fiction.
He was also a 2019 winner in the SIA Murder Mystery Short Story Contest for his 'The Rose Slayer.'
When he isn't writing, Stephen relaxes on the beaches of the Philippines with his family where he now lives, often with a book and cold beer to hand.
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