I'm planning on staying in the Ermita area (Near Robinsons) so I have easy access to the Intramuros and Rizal Park area on foot. I'm assuming it will be easy enough to get to Manila Baywalk, Metropolitan Museum and even SM MOA on foot from there? Will it be safe, should I take a cab at night?
I'm not quite sure how easily I will be able to get to other parts like Quiapo, Makati, Sampaloc and possibly Quezon. I think there is a bus or jeep from the Ermita area to Quaipo. I will probably take a cab to Makati. I just need to know what to expect in terms of cab fare and ride duration from places like SM MOA to Greenbelt or Greenbelt to Robinsons Manila. Should I expect metered rates and journey times to be different in the morning compared to rush hour and late in the evening, when exactly is rush hour in Manila anyway?