Just before 2012 drew to a close I managed to take a quick break from the hustles and bustles of Metro Manila by “chilling” in cool weather of Baguio City. Here’s my trip in pictures.
Session Road is considered the main thoroughfare of Baguio City so it’s practically impossible to miss it. Among my favorite attractions here are the many restaurants and cafés in the area, the public market, and the Baguio Cathedral.
Our Lady of Atonement Cathedral, better known as Baguio Cathedral, is one of the popular icons of the city.
The public market of Baguio City is probably one of the best places to get your “pasalubong.”
Burnham Park was named after the American architect and urban planner, Daniel Hudson Burnham who laid the plans for the city of Baguio.
Mines View Park
Mines View Park is a popular tourist attraction where one can view an abandoned mine used by early Ibaloi/Igorot.
Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto
The Lourdes Grotto is a Catholic shrine located on a high hill in the western part of the city.
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Going around can make you hungry, and Baguio City has a lot of great food spots. Here are some of the spots we were able to try with our quick visit.
If you’re looking for Mongolian-style buffet that is also affordable, this is the spot. The buffet costs ₱210.
I’ve always seen this café near Baguio Cathedral but I’ve only got to try it this time. Zola is much like a fusion of restaurant, café, and bar!
Glenn 50’s Diner
Located in General Luna Road, Glenn 50’s Diner has got to be one of my favorite Baguio food spots. Great tasting food, huge servings, and affordable prices—what’s not to love?
Despite the six-hour bus ride, I always love going to Baguio City primarily because of the cool weather and good food. It isn’t as charming as before as the city grew crowded, but it still remains at the top of my list of top destinations in the country.