October 30, 2013

WHAT TO DO IN BAGUIO CITY: MY ADVENTURES AND MISADVENTURES

 Baguio city is dubbed as the country's summer capital because of its cold weather is  located 240 km from Manila or five (5) to six(6) hours ride depending on traffic and road situations, sometimes landslide occur on the zigzag road going up to the city. 
the city already foggy at two in the afternoon


This city of pines is very memorable to me because of the many trips coming here  with my late mother and when I am already old enough to travel alone, I would usually spend my school break here together with my cousins. And I would always celebrate my birthday here everytime the Panagbenga Festival(Flower festival) would coincide exactly  on my natal day.
There are so many things to do and see in Baguio starting with the old favorites like the Burnham Park,the Cathedral, Mines View Park and strolling on the city's main street, the Session Road.
Just like everything else that grows, the city also have some  new sights and tourist attractions to sustain its tourism industry. Most notable is the (re)development of the already tourist spot Camp John Hay. The infusion of the Tree Top Adventure and the Historical Core tour around the used to be US base  makes it more tourist infested. If tired of nature tripping, there's a big shopping mall located just above the Session Road. For feel of the old Baguio there is the Tam-awan village.
Every visit in this city ,I always look forward for its cold weather but it was the reverse during my visit last April. I never experienced that hot in Baguio before even in summer months. The weather was way different now.
And as if my dissappointment for the warm weather wasn't enough, I almost got toasted alive in the hostel I stayed, thanks but no thanks to  Baden Powel Inn. I can still remember how nervous am I  that time. For the story click here.
the hot water apparatus of Baden Powel Inn
My Baguio escaped was indeed an adventure and misadventure. Nevertheless, it was good to be back in Baguio.