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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Revisiting Some of the Tourist Spots in Baguio

My self photo in the mirror while riding a jeepney from Mines View to The Mansion
This is going to be my first blog entry for the year 2018. Time flies fast that I first purchased my domain name in 2006 and it was discontinued a year after. My blog was resurrected in 2009 when I was in California.  I would hope for more travel opportunities for this year as this would give a little bit more idea about the places that I am going to travel.

First up is my travel for this year in Baguio. Just last week, my former co-employee in the BPO Industry messaged me in my Facebook and asked me if I could join him in Baguio for a day tour. We had no plans of going overnight, just a day tour so that at the same time I could guide him to some of the tourist destination in Baguio as this was going to be the first time visiting the place.
Finally our short plan took place last Saturday night and we met at McDonald’s in Kia Theater, formerly the New Frontier in Cubao.

 I recall in 2011 I went twice in Baguio. I  was looking for a provider of customized scarf for our clients in promotional products perhaps they use them as trade show giveaways.

We decided to walk to the Victory Liner Bus in Edsa as this was just a distance away from Araneta Center. We took the 10 p.m. bus.  The travel time was fast, it only took us 5 hours to reach Baguio and wow, that was 3 a.m.  We stayed at the Petron Mini Mart just near the Seven-Eleven store.  At around past 4 am we decided to walk to the city but decided to take the taxi because we realized that we can’t catch our breath walking. It was dark and the road is going up.

Fast forward, we stayed at KFC in Session Road until it was already 6 a.m. 
Our first destination was Burnham Park, it was cool and breezy and a lot of people walking and jogging already and there were some groups doing the exercises.

Using my 50mm lens to Uly

looking back as I walked and focus the camera to me

The sun was up and we decided to go to Strawberry Farm in La Trinidad. We went down to the plantation and afterwards, we had breakfast.  We went back to session road and took at rest in Jollibee.

strawberry picking at Strawberry Farm in La Trinidad

me with an empty strawberry container

We went to Wright Park.   If you want horse-back riding, this is the right place that you can go. 

After our lunch break we went to Mines ‘ View Park. It was crowded as usual and it happened to be Sunday. 
Uly in an Igorot costume at Strawberry Farm
You will see this at the Wright Park when you go up stair.
The Summer Capital sign

Then we visited to famous “The Mansion”  and we had some few pictorials there.

Tourists in Igorot Costume
The scenic Mines View Park

The Mansion

Around 3 pm we decided to go to the SM City Baguio as our last stop and had coffee in Starbucks before we went our early dinner in Jollibee Session Road.

Well that was a short day stint in Baguio where we have visited some of the famous tourist spots of the place.  Finally at 7pm we rode the bus back to Cubao.