Last touch for the year! Wooohooo! Sorry, couldn’t get over the excitement my short travel brought. Looking back, I have started this year with a travel – to Baguio – and eventually ended it in… Baguio.
Baguio has been that good serene place for me to explore but it is just recent that I got to explore lots of places there. Though I have not explored the place in its entirety still, I guess this has been a great start and a good spree to find the chance and the time to go back and traverse the place more next time.
My good friend and former housemate (parang PBB lang) Emily hosted me for the past 3 days and 2 nights of my stay. She religiously heading back to Baguio whenever there’s a long vacation because her relatives reside there. Lucky me that I got to stroll around the city with a local and a good friend, oh but of course.
I went to Victory Liner in Cubao, Quezon City on a Christmas day to buy tickets in advance for the next-week travel. I left the bus station around 6:00AM and set foot in Baguio around 2:00PM. The travel time was that looooong due to the volume of vehicles going up North for the holidays.
And so, the fun times have reigned:
Sizzling Plate, Baguio City
|Oh My Gulay located at the Top Floor La Azotea Building along Session Road|
We couldn’t believe how this beautiful restaurant came out and set up at the top floor of a building. It was really commendable. The place was not crowded when we visited and everything seemed picture-perfect.
|The place has a nice ark feature where people can enjoy a Baguio over-looking view and watch the sun as its set|
|Some goodies at the back of the Madame who was having her day-off|
|Under The Tree Book Cafe
26 Baden Powell Inn, General Pack Road
We discovered a good (and warm) cafe with books! And post-it walls! And feelings! The messages we were able to read were really cute and mostly love-confessing. Umibig tayong lahat ng lubos! Push natin yan!
|Can you read some of the ‘Uwi ka na. Hindi na ako galit’ messages? Hahaha!
|Promptly took a bite because I can’t resist|
If you will get the chance to drop by Under The Tree Book Cafe and would like to know what to try, I suggest you taste this combination – Strawberry Cheesecake + Cafe Mocha – comes in a very affordable price. This might be the best coffee-cheesecake combination I’ve ever tasted. The best Strawberry Cheesecake and Cafe Mocha sa balat ng lahat ng coffee shop na napuntahan ko!
Km. 6, Asin Road, Tadiangan, Tuba, Benguet
|Starting by January 2016, their Museum Entrace Fee will increase to, if I’m not mistaken, 20%
And please excuse my hand because it was thaaaaaaat cooooooold!
|At the entrance|
|BenCab Museum View|
Truth be told, I couldn’t get enough of that amazing view. And even I, can’t believe my own eyes. I’ve been with various places where nature was at its peak and its the ultimate star – and so, this could be one of those treasured places I will keep in my gazillion-size memory storage of a lifetime (and even beyond that).
|Strawberry fields forever at the BenCab Museum|
|Screaming Bulol (2015) by Leonard Aguinaldo
in Rubber Print
|Meditation on White and Yellow Against Black (2015) an oil on canvass work of Marina Cruz|
|Bahala na si Batman (2015) an oil in canvass work of Azor Pazcoguin|
|This one is really incredible! A work of Yao Sampana
Beautiful Decay (20150
Oil on Canvass
This gallery showcases tribal artifacts and indigenous crafts of the Northern Philippine highlands
Oil on Canvass by Ronald Ventura
2008, Oil on Canvass
Joel Welbart Bartolome
Mindscape: A Breeze of Expectancy II
2008, Oil on Canvass
by Justin Nuyda
Emily and I enjoyed a brunch at BenCab Museum’s Cafe Sabel after the tour.
|Home-made Longganisa at Cafe Sabel|
From Tuba, Benguet, we headed back to the main city and decided to go to the next stop at Camp John Hay: the Bell House Museum.
|One PINE day at Camp John Hay. Once a troll, always a troll.|
|Emily and the Bell Amphitheater|
|Cafe By The Ruins
located at 25 Shuntug Road, Baguio City
|Morning coffee with that sugar|
|Tapa for breakfast|
2015 is coming to an end whether we like it or not. We don’t know how 2016 will work but hopes are high! And we must make the new year fun, happy, and in content. Yahoooooo!