Baguio City: A Visual Diary Part 1

It felt like the longest land travel of my life. We left the hotel, my mom brother, and I at around 6 am. I thought the ride would take us 4 or 5 hours to get to Baguio but I was so wrong. There was traffic, around 5 stops, and then there’s me fidgeting in my seat cos I have taken about 5 naps already and we’re nowhere near our destination. Good thing we have snacks in our bag and I have my phone to keep me from boredom.

So many firsts on this trip. First time going to Baguio, and first time traveling with my brother. It would have been perfect if my dad was there, but I bet he would just rather stay at the house we were staying rather than roaming around the city with us. But then again, he was working at that time.

Anyway, we arrived at 1 pm already and we were so hungry. After leaving our things at the place we stayed in, we ate lunch and bought dinner at SM. We stayed at an apartment, which my mom’s friend owns at Bakakeng street. Fun Fact: My mom accidentally said Bakekang Road to the taxi driver OMG, it’s still so funny to me.

Our room has an amazing view, especially at night. The place reminds me of a scene in La La Land. In the morning, there’s fog all over the place and it was so cold. The only downside to our accommodation? There’s no heater! But the next day, we made sure we heat water in the pot cos no one likes to shower in ice water!

My mom and I walking on the streets of Bakakeng Road while looking for a taxi.

Day 2 was full packed: First, we went to eat breakfast at Good Taste and the food was amazing! It’s not expensive too and the serving was huge! Now we’re energized and we went to our first park destination: Burnham Park.


My not-so-little-brother.

Can’t believe I only have this backpack for a 2-week vacation! (Including Manila) Talk about packing light.

My mom reading the morning paper. Lol, I mean tabloid

Burnham Park was so beautiful! It’s so clean, full of flowers and a great place to just chill and hang out.


We hired a taxi to take us to different tourist attractions for a day at a reasonable price. Taxi is cheaper here but it’s hard to get one considering that it was peak season when we were there in Baguio.

I should give my brother credits for taking photos of me. He was my photographer throughout this trip. He may be annoyed at times for forcing him to take photos of me the second time or the third time, but he was such a good sport. LOL.

Those interiors were inside The Bell House. I love looking at old things and the history that come with it.

Baguio was indeed amazing! It has a weather that I personally love: sweater weather and everything in that place is Instagram-worthy. I regret not spending time looking for quaint cafes but I would save it for next time because for sure there’s gonna be a next time. 

Btw if you’re wondering, I used Camie Juan’s Lightroom preset for post processing! Head over here if you want your photos to look prettier. 

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  • Reply
    Bae Milanes
    June 28, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    I love the photos! And the post processing you did! 😍 I suddenly missed Baguio. I have loads of photos from our last trip. It’s such a photogenic city!

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    Anne Icaro
    June 29, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    Love the photos Alissa. I suddenly miss Baguio 😭✨

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    June 30, 2017 at 6:33 am

    Love the photos, Alyssa! Especially the first one, the one with the stars! So much love for Bagiuo! <3

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    Dianne Kathreen
    June 30, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    I love the photos and the color!! Now I’m missing Baguio; every time we visit our province, La Union, we always try to go there since it’s like a few hours away from LU. But, I haven’t tried staying overnight in Baguio nor going to Camp John Hay.

    PS: I can’t pack light like that! Idol na kita sa pack light, hahaha. 🙂

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      June 30, 2017 at 5:51 pm

      Haha the secret is to roll the clothes tapos siguro sa design dn ng Anello bag, the inside is so spacious! 🙂 Try staying overnight there next time, it’s worth it.

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    July 2, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    Hi, Ate Alissa! I love the photos, especially the one showing Baguio at night! <3

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    July 2, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    Hi, Ate Alissa! I love the photos, especially the one showing Baguio at night! <3

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    July 3, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    We were just there 2 days ago! Unfortunately, we didn’t get the chance to see that view at night. It rained around mid noon when we were there and the fog ate the whole city up but thankfully we got the chance to tour around the next day. It was fun though. Anyway, great photos you got here esp that night shot. ❤

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    July 5, 2017 at 10:45 am

    I am IN LOVE with the photos, Alissa!

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    Elaine Dogelio
    July 5, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    I love your photos! I suddenly miss Baguio. 7 years ago pa ata nung last na punta ko dun. I was so young back then! Haha. 🙂

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      July 14, 2017 at 4:02 pm

      It looks so different now! Lol like I’ve been to Baguio 7 years ago. 😀

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    Da Dominguez
    July 11, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    Hayyy, Baguio will always be home to me talaga! Nakadagdag pa sa ~aesthetics~ yung presets ni Camie. Love how you infused the subtle pinks with these photos. Now I’m more excited to visit Baguio again this weekend. <3

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      July 14, 2017 at 4:01 pm

      The photos look so much more beautiful with Camie’s Preset. For sure you’ll fall in love with Baguio again.

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    July 16, 2017 at 10:06 am

    Looks amazing! xx

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    Pearl Aton
    July 30, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    Beautiful photos, Alissa! This makes me miss Baguio and the cold weather so much <3

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    Lovely Panganiban
    August 6, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Love your photos! Still fascinated with the place even if I’m already living here for 2 years already. xo

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    September 26, 2017 at 7:15 am

    Lovely photos. Kudos to your brother for being such a great sport! My fiance has to do the same with me even though he has no clue what he’s doing with the camera. Funny how they wrote about the Statue of Liberty there!


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