|Baguio, here I come!|
|Sunrise welcoming me as I arrived at the borders of Baguio...|
|Bulalo for a cool weather.|
|Late but sumptuous lunch at Balajadia's Kitchenette.|
|One of the preserve Cordillera house inside Tam-awan Village.|
|Trailing the view points of Tam-awan Village.|
|Beautiful small white flowers along the trail...|
|Luccong - one of the traditional Cordillera houses on exhibit at Tam-awan Village.|
|Tam-awan Village - Garden in the Sky.|
|Art galleries on display...|
|Panagbenga Festival in Tam-awan Village!|
|Comfort food at Oh My Gulay! - Hot chocolate at Mango Crepe.|
|The art space and chic Oh My Gulay! interiors.|
Early evening I visited one of the famous park in the city, Burnham Park. Even though its evening, visitors still flocks the park for an evening stroll and tries to do paddling in its man-made lake. What made my night time visit to Burnham Park dramatic and memorable was the full lit of the surrounding lights with the full moon light on the sky reflects on the lake water. It was a perfect night time shot of Burnham Park though I still wishes to see this park in the morning. My visit to the park marks my return here after 15 years since my first visit on Burnham Park way back in 1997. Isn’t it a feat?
|Night time at Burnham Park.|
|Guys on the Hood serving at Glenn 50's dinner and Penetration Point at Concoctions Bar and Resto.|
A trip to the “City of Pines” is not complete without visiting Baguio’s fame Mines View Park. The park has always been a popular tourist attraction where tourists can shop, explore and view the scenery. An abandoned mine, used by early Ibaloi/Igorot peoples, is viewed from the viewing deck of the park. The park is also popular for shopping souvenir items from Baguio as there are numerous stalls of souvenir shop in and out around the park. One of the best activities in Mines View Park is to snack on the uniquely sweet Strawberry Taho – a strawberry syrup flavoured soybean curd pudding. You can also have souvenir photographs with a pink-haired horse or with a big Saint Bernard breed dog but the best Baguio souvenir photograph activity is dressing on the native Igorot costumes while doing sorts of funny poses for the camera.
|A panoramic shot of the view in front of Mines View Park viewing deck.|
|Flowers at Session Road.|
|Pine Trees at Camp John Hay grounds.|
|The first trip of Summer 2013 is no better than spend of the summer capital - Baguio!|
The weather in Baguio is so good that we extend our stay from a few more hours to almost a day instead of leaving after an overnight stay. That’s how enthralling is Baguio for a summer vacation! My last few hours in Baguio are spend on watching a DVD movie marathon of local movies that I enjoyed with my travel mates. It was just perfect for enough relaxation and rest as we will embark on a long road trip again after. And when I was at the bus and it started moving, I went on pondering thoughts on how my first summer trip of the year was – lovely cool weather, ultimate adventure and superb bonding with best buddies! I think I need go back here again after this trip. My summertime visit here made me endear to Baguio once again.