Me and my family spent the holy week in the city of pines, Baguio city. We left Manila at around 4am last March 20 yet arrive 2pm in the afternoon due to the traffic in several areas like NLEX, Mabalacat, Tarlac and Pangasinan as there’s a lot of travelers wanting to spend the lenten season to provinces.
Our first stop in Baguio was to take lunch in Burnham park having a taste of different inihaw (barbecue), from pork, fish, and squid. After taking lunch, we went to Teachers camp to inquire for a place to stay at night. It is our first choice as my sister is a college professor and we’ll have discounts if ever but the camp is already full so we proceed to Henrico Apartelle, another place to stay when in Baguio situated at Dizon subdivision, around 5 minutes to the Baguio market. We spent our first day in Baguio sleeping as we were really tired in the 10 hours travel we have been.
On the second day, my little kid, Nico wants to ride a horse so our first stop is Wright Park wherein for only Php150.00, you can have a 30-minute horse-back riding along the park. Then we proceed to the Mines View where you’ll have a great view of the Baguio city from a higher location. My wife spent her time shopping for souvenirs, from native handicrafts, local delicacies up to silver accessories. We spent lunch then at the SM Baguio before proceeding to Burnham park again to go boating. We weren’t able to spent more hours here as raindrops fall from time to time and we can’t go with my 2-month old Ranz with it so we went back to the apartelle by 5pm.
On our third and last day, we first went to the strawberry farm in Benguet. I bought several strawberry wines, fresh strawberries and some vegetables. Then we proceed to the Philippine Military Academy. From the PMA, we spent lunch in La Union and drove straight to Manila.
It was a tiring vacation but well spent as I’m with my family and escaped the heat here in Manila.
See some of our pictures below:
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