Sunday, May 15, 2011


If there would be one place i want to visit this summer, that would be Baguio City!  why?  ang lamig kasi dito compared to other places in Luzon, and perhaps i really can not travel that far for the meantime so this would be a pretty good choice for summer vacay.

When my co-workers planned a team bldg, Baguio was r first choice. Mainly because some of my officemates  haven't experienced Baguio.  Naalaa ko when i was a kid , Baguio was one of my favorite place. The first time i saw the Veranda of SM Baguio i really fell in love it. Kaya i always wanna go back there.. wala nga lang time.

Getting there was easy. You can hire a Van or if your in a budget, mag commute. I always want to travel with people that i dont know mas exciting kasi and mas feel kong naglalakbay ako. Fare was like 450php para sa aircon bus.  Marami kang pagpipilian pwedeng Victory Liner or Genesis. Wala ka rin problema sa time ng pagalis ng mga bus kasi every after 30mins may byahe.  The best time to travel sa  Baguio ay gabi.  That would be my number one tip for you.  Travel at night lalo na if your coming from Manila, it will take 6 hours before you reach Baguio City so if aalis ka ng manila ng 12am nasa Baguio ka na ng 6am. Cool di ba? walang nasayang na oras.

Things to do in Baguio.  This will depend kung anu ang trip mo sa buhay.  Maraming magagawa sa Baguio. Food trip, Shopping the Ukay Ukay way, nature trippin or Just chill around the city.

Here are some places you can visit once you arrived in Baguio City:

The Baguio Cathedral =  located on top of a hill in the heart of the city. Its one of the most amazing church i've seen.  Ang ganda nyang kunan, iba ang feeling ko nung nagpapicture ako dito i felt like asa Europe ako or something. I just loved the way it was built =)

Mines View Park = maganda ang panoramic view ng Benguet Gold and Copper mines dito.. sarap lang tumambay.

The Strawberry Farm = its nice to see strawberries na nakatanim pa sa lupa.. pero im telling you hindi worth ang 300php per kilo ng strawberries na ikaw mismo ang mag pick compare to 100php na napick na.. kaya mega acting na lang di ba for the sake of the picture. 

Wright Park =  feel na feel namn ang paglalakad sa parkeng ito, we're able to see some beautiful flowers and also dogs. Ang ganda rin ng mga pine trees dito. pak na pak pang pictorial.

The Mansion = sa dami ng times kong nakarating ng Baguio, now lang ako nakapagpapicture dito. Maybe im not that interested sa mga tourist spots nun, but now is different.  

Burnham Park  = if you feel like boating and shopping. This is the best place to be. Dami mo mabibili dito as in, from foods to clothes, from silver to shades =)

Where to Eat/drink?

Camp John Hay =  super naenjoy ko ang Starbucks dito. As in, tahimik ang paligid and malamig, very relaxing.

Good Taste = da best ang food dito. Mura na masarap pa. kaya naman dinarayo ito ng mga turista sa Baguio.

Zola = one of the nice looking restos along Session Rd. may wifi cila dito na very very like ko =)

50's Dinner =  the best ang burger dito, panalong panalo. Super dami ng serving nila, tyak na mabubusog ka.
and we are so lucky to meet the owner of the resto. Si Ms. Jenny. Very nice and accomodating si ate jen. For sure babalikan ko ang resto na ito =)

With Ate Jenny "the owner" of this branch

Where to Shop?

Good Shepherd =  will be the place to buy pasalubong. wala pa ding tatalo sa Ube Jam nila na super favorite ko =)

Hilltop at Buyanihan =  ukay ukay ba hanap nyo.. dito na kau pumunta di nyo pagsisisihan.

Where to Stay?

Its not hard to find places to stay in Baguio. Nagkalat ang mga hotels at transient houses nila you just need to check kung saan mas ok na tumira =)

In totality, i was able to enjoy my Baguio trip. Its nice to see this place again after 5 long years. I wanna go back to Baguio but this time, NO SHOPPING, just one or  two relaxing days.   EMO mode sa SM Veranda and i'll be fine with that =)

ram,joy,cess,janice,ruby, maurice,chel,russ,mi len, boss joyie,jc,joey,art, and me
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