baguio city cafe by the ruins exploring baguio hill station baguio mines view park
Baguio Photo Diary 2013
Two weeks ago while my friend, Anna and I were chatting, she verbalized her desire to visit Baguio again. My family and I are planning to go to Baguio this April and I'm tasked for the itineraries but it's been 6 years since I last went there. I told Anna I want to go there too (ocular tour being my main purpose), and so after 5 days, we're off to the Summer Capital of the Philippines. As easy as one, two, three. We met at around 12 in the morning at Victory Liner's Cubao Station, and took the 1 A.M regular trip. (Victory Liner has a Deluxe Trip with a much higher price, plus a pretty bus attendant and a shorter travel time. You may check their website here for schedules.) The trip takes around 6 hours with a stop over.
Outfit post first: I'm wearing presents from generous people. This cute H&M retro dress was a gift from my best friend, Iris. The F21 beanie hat was from my husband. I anticipated the cool weather up in Baguio so I wore my thickest tights, but the bus aircon right above our seat was broken so I started chilling minutes before we went down the bus. My fingers were already pale and numb. They got back to normal as soon as I sipped hot chocolate from Cafe By the Ruins.
|Photo was taken from the Botanical Garden|
We decided to eat breakfast at Cafe by the Ruins. We still waited for some minutes because the resto was still closed.
|Duck noodle soup. This is only good for 1 person, but Anna and I shared. Actually, I was only after the hot soup to aid my chills. It also helped that Cafe by the Ruins had a cozy ambiance.|
|Rizal's Tsokolate. I missed this taste.|
|The restaurant's popular with their homemade breads. This one has local white cheese and basil with fried sweet potatoes as side dish.|
I was normal again after our hearty breakfast and ready to explore Baguio. We were able to visit the Botanical Garden, Wright Park and The Mansion, Camp John Hay, Mines View Park and Pink Sisters. We arrived at around 7 in the morning and left at 3 in the afternoon. Not bad!
|We also tried the strawberry taho. It's a lot better than the plain one.|
|We bought our pasalubong at Mines View Park. There's a lot of choices there too. No need to go to the market.|
|I love the place! Better if you bring a date. :|
|Anna chose plain Apple Pie. I love that it's not too sweet and the apples are not crushed. They also have Apple Pie Ala Mode with vanilla ice cream on top.|