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