This trip was actually one of the many spontaneous outings that I had. We didn’t even plan this trip over a week. My brother just told me that he and his girlfriend would go on a trip to Baguio the following weekend. So I went to traveloka and booked a place that PK and I can stay in. And because it was Panagbenga Festival in Baguio, I was lucky enough to have booked a cheap but comfortable transient house.
We were actually having double thoughts if we would bring the car or just go on a bus. Ended up bringing the car because we fear of not getting home on time for work on Monday. (Alam mo na alipin ng pera. Haha chos!)
The usual places to visit in Baguio, of course, is in our itinerary. I was actually worried that Pk wouldn’t enjoy this trip because as I said this wasn’t carefully planned, we just packed up our bags and went on the journey. To my surprise, the moment we arrived in Baguio he was so excited and kept saying that he feels nostalgic of the place.
All the greens and browns all over it. It feels like we went back in time! Come to think of it; it feels like Baguio hasn’t changed a bit! The buildings we visited when we were younger were still there! Well, almost.
We only had a very limited time so everything was fast phased. We visited the Strawberry farm, Chinese Temple, Valley of Colors, and we ate at Good Taste for lunch which was actually so economical because it’s so cheap but the quality and quantity of the food were exceptional! Then at night we went for a walk in Session Road and we stumbled across this musician. What really caught my attention was this sign on his guitar case saying: “My dream is to sing all over the world.” and on the other side was a map and all the places he has been to was highlighted. He is such an inspiration especially to musicians like us! Btw, his name is Hideki Sakomizu from Japan! We bought his album, and he signed it for us. Great songs. Really a great musician!
So anyway let’s continue with our trip. 😀 So after Session Road we now went straight to Baguio Craft Brewery and I have to say that even though I’m a beer drinker I cannot handle their beer! Haha! It’s just too tasty to handle.
(This is me trying to gulp down the Zigzagger variant lol)
After that we went back to our transient house to pick up all of our stuff because my brother said it would be better if we just sleep in their hotel so we can wake up early the next day and do more activities. But unfortunately the lobby assistant noticed that we all got up in the room and started to call and confirm if we are to sleep in the room. Of course we wouldn’t pay the extra P1,500 (because it’s P500/head) so that night we slept in the car. Such a misadventure! And a waste of money for the transient but it was worth remembering so no worries!
The following day we ate breakfast at the Choco-late de Batirol their specialty is the cacao chocolate drink and I hade Champorado with Tuyo. Honestly, this is the first time I’ve tried the combo but it really didn’t suit my taste. I still prefer tuyo with suka and rice. ♡
Then after that we toured around Camp John Hay. There are actually so many things to do around here, but we only went to the Picnic Grounds, Eco Trails, and The Butterfly Sanctuary.
To end our trip in Baguio of course, it wouldn’t be complete without exploring Burnham Park. My niece and I tried roller skating and I tell you, damn! This thing is SUPER HARD! It made me wonder how do people dance in these or even wait tables?!
All in all this spontaneous travel we did last weekend was sulit! Baguio is such a nostalgic place to be in. It reminded me of my childhood, and its unintentional aesthetic is perfect for your rustic taste. So pack your bags and go to Baguio now! 😀