Baguio City: A Visual Diary Part 2

Baguio City

Here’s the part one for our Baguio vacation if you haven’t read it yet. Our 2nd day was full of adventure that the first post would be too long if I include them all.

MINES VIEW PARK

Our next stop was Mines View Park. It was peak season when we got there so the traffic was taking too long. My brother decided to walk ahead to stand in line to buy the famous ube jam, which is so yummy btw! As expected, the park was full-packed. We just took some photos, saw the view and left because it was raining and we don’t have any umbrella. We still had a great time, though.

These plants and flowers are so pretty. Wanted to buy one but it’s hard to travel with it. I ended up having one here in Iloilo  My aunt gave a small pot of succulent to me.

THE COLORS OF STOBOSA

Saw this on the way to Benguet’s La Trinidad. The colorful houses were sitting on top of a hill. The photo didn’t give justice but I swear there more houses and colors that it looked like a painting from afar. There’s a hanging bridge there too. Wish we stopped for awhile to take some photos but the traffic was unreal. Still, it was such a pleasure to look at.

STRAWBERRY FARM

I have never seen these many strawberries! I wasn’t a fan of strawberries before but Benguet’s strawberry changed my mind. There wasn’t a hint of sourness at all, unlike the ones I’ve tried at the grocery store. We picked some strawberries and put them in our little basket.

 

The wind was cold but it the sun was so hot that time so we tried homemade strawberry ice cream! It has some bits of strawberries in it. 

Because eating strawberry flavored food for a day wasn’t enough.

LOURDES GROTTO

It took several steps to get here to the top. My brother decided to climb from the bottom while my mom and I opted for the shortcut lol. We were already tired from roaming around (ugh, excuses ) We bought candles and flowers from a local kid who sells them and offered it to Our Lady of Lourdes.

Strawberry taho

First time to try strawberry taho. Two thumbs up for me!

Our trip to Baguio was very memorable. The touristy spots were beautiful but I hope the next time I’ll go here, I’ll visit cafes, hike a little, and sleep under the stars. Now that’s what I call an adventure. 

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14 Comments

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    finja
    September 9, 2017 at 11:42 pm

    Heya 🙂 Oh, I love how you took strawberries on your little exploration. Maybe that’s the best fruit to take 🙂 Something very summery about it! And that last picture makes me want to have the drink right now! hehe
    x finja | http://www.efcaa.com

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    Eena
    September 11, 2017 at 5:34 am

    I love the little houses and the different colors they have, it’s rather pleasing to look at. I see those Anello backpacks everywhere lately; I debated about whether to get that or Fjallraven Kanken – ended up with the latter. Thanks for sharing this post!

    cabin twenty-four

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    Lei Lubigan
    September 12, 2017 at 10:33 am

    This made me miss Baguio even more 🙁 When we were in Baguio, it was Panagbenga so there were a looooot of people and touring was not the best choice since you won’t enjoy the views. The Ube Jam is everything!! We weren’t able to visit the Colors of Stobosa, though. I hope next time! 🙂
    LEI LUBIGAN

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    Yamkins
    September 12, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Reminded me of the smell of the horses in Wright Park. Hahaha! I love that strawberry loot shot! And oh my gosh, do I miss taho!

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    Jeff Honeywood
    September 12, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    That park is beautiful. I love exploring local markets when I travel, most aren’t that beautiful.

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    Lexi Mary
    September 13, 2017 at 12:49 am

    Thank you for this wonderful tour, I have never been to Baguio but I would love to visit there soon. thank you for sharing this.

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    angie
    September 13, 2017 at 6:22 am

    so many things to see what a great way to get out and see the world

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    Shell
    September 13, 2017 at 11:26 am

    This looks like such a beautiful and wonderful place to visit! I love your photographs!

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    Jennifer
    September 14, 2017 at 6:52 am

    Wow, what an amazingly beautiful city! I would definitely put that on my travel bucket list!

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    Elise L.
    September 14, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    is it just me or is ube the new food trend? it seems like i’m seeing a lot of people / brands trying out purple yam in their food! recently, in where i live, people have been raving about ube velvet cake aka red velvet cake that isn’t red but is purple due to ube. i’m curious how it tastes like even though i’m not a big of yam. i can’t imagine the taste of ube jam but i can imagine it being tasty!

    as for strawberries, i’m a huge berry fan. my fave berry is def the blueberry but strawberries used to be my obsession. i love it when they’re sour though the non-sour one is okay too. i’m just huge on berries, i guess. i remember going to bali once and drove past a strawberry farm but since it wasn’t the right season, i couldn’t go there and did some strawberry picking 🙁

    anyway, love the photos!

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    Luci
    September 15, 2017 at 10:02 am

    Such a beautiful place. I wouldn’t have a problem in stumbling into this town.

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    Elizabeth O
    September 15, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    This is such a great place to visit. I wanna try to go in the mansion hotel and to strawberry farm it looks so much fun and enjoyable. Want to try also the strawberry taho. I really really want to visit Philippines. So much beautiful place to visit.

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    Elizabeth O
    September 15, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    This is such a great place to visit. I wanna try to go in the mansion hotel and to strawberry farm it looks so much fun and enjoyable. Want to try also the strawberry taho. I really really want to visit Philippines. So much beautiful place to visit.

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    Leta
    September 15, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    I love visual diaries like this one! Your photos are beautiful and all the places sound lovely. Now I’m craving strawberries, haha. x

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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