Some forever not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places have their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life, I’ve loved them all…”
Hmmm… I have been to Baguio for a couple of times now… maybe, for quite some time, it had been a place I don’t even dare to think of revisiting. This 2012, I want it to be a different year, a happier one, so when my friends invited me to join them in their Baguio Trip, I’m just cool with the idea. Though I know that I have visited the must-see’s in this small city, I gave them a nod and pack stuff good for 4days and 3nights.
Where To Stay:
Where To Go:
1. Camp John Hay
What to Do’s:
Relive the positive vibes and visit the Cemetery of Negativism.
Feel the rush at the Tree Top Adventure!
2. Strawberry Farm
Strawberry Farm is located at La Trinidad Benguet. You can either go there by cab or jeepney. Taxi meter will be around P99-103.00 (good if you’re going to travel by group); jeepneys to Strawberry Farm are available across the Baguio Center Mall right after Session Road, fare is P16.00.
3. Baguio Cathedral
5. Tam-Awan Village
6. Mines View
What to Do’s:
Have a Kodak moment with the old igorots; Php10.00 for each Igorot included in the picture.
7. The Mansion
The Mansion is the official summer residence of the President of the Philippines. It is located on the eastern part of the city along C.P. Romulo Drive and right across Wright Park.
8. Botanical Garden
I have not visited this park for ages now. It is a huge park! Botanical Garden is also known as the Igorot Village. It is located east of Baguio’s downtown area. It is seated between Teacher’s Camp and the Pacdal Circle.
9. Burnham Park
This is the most popular park in Baguio and the largest one as well.
What to Do’s:Have fun. Yes, just have fun and do the following: roller skating, biking, skateboarding, boating.
10. Wright Park
The Wright Park is also known as the “Pool of Pines”. It features a shallow elongated rectangular man-made pool of water.
12. Baguio City Market
Where To Eat:
*Cafe by the Ruins
Forrest House is one of the famous restaurants in Baguio City. Unfortunately, I haven’t tried their menu yet. Anyway, it is located at 16 Loakan Road, Baguio City. Telephone Nos. (074) 4470459, (074) 4421693. For online reservations, you can send your info here:
*Sizzling Plate at Session Road
I thought I have seen everything in Baguio already… but no, I think I just had a piece of it. Yes, I might have considered that I know this place so much, but this recent trip really made me feel that trips are not just all about the destination itself, sometimes, it’s about the people you are with to see a particular place on a different way… to spend the days on a different manner – happier.
If you’ll ask me if I want to go back to Baguio right now? I’ll definitely say YES. I want to know this lovely city more and more, I want to have another piece of it. I am badly craving for its cold breeze and warm people. Sigh, I think, I left my heart in Baguio… but no worries, I know it’s in good hands. 🙂