January 12, 2015
We left home at 5 a.m. and we were on our way to Baguio.
I was traveling with my Mom, Dad my siblings, my uncle and the driver Tony.
We passed by herds of cows and horses. There were massive farms, lots of trees and hills.
Baguio is located at Cordillera Administrative Region in the province of Benguet. It was found in 1900 and has 129 barangays. Baguio City is known for its chilly weather and people call it the Summer Capital. The city became the center of education and center of business commerce.
The people who live in Baguio look relaxed because of the chilly weather.
The trip was 5 hours long and I was listening to Pewdiepie podcasts the entire trip. There were lots of bumps and curves on the road and the hill is really tall.
We finally made it to Azalea residence where we were staying. While waiting at the lobby the bartender gave us four season drinks for free. We checked in and set our luggage down and sorted our stuff.
We left the room and we drove to Cafe by the Ruins “Dua”. I ordered Bagnet Sinigang for lunch and I was splitting it with Kuya Tony.
The bagnet was a bit crunchy and the soup was sour. The sinigang comes with a cup of red rice and sadly they don’t serve shrimp paste. The serving is enough for 2 people and the view from the balcony is terrible.
We went back to the hotel to brush our teeth. We rested for a while before we head out to go horse back riding.
The costs for horse back rides are P250 for 30 minutes and P300 for an hour. We only wanted to try it out so we purchased the 30 minute ride. The horse that I was riding on was Jack. The men training the horses taught us how to control a horse. To turn to the left you simply move the leash to the left, same goes for the other side. To stop the horse you have to pull the leash and to start walking just nudge him using your foot.
We went wall climbing after the riding the horse. The price was P150 for wall climbing, P200 for target practice and P250 for paintball fight.
My brother, my sister and I went wall climbing. The staff helped us equip the harness and took photographs. I was able to reach the top and ring the bell but my 2 siblings were not able to.
Wall climbing is really fun and challenging. After climbing we went to Le Chef at The Manor for dinner.
They serve free bread and they have an area for pastries and wine. I ordered baby back ribs with rice and pickled cucumber. The serving has 1 cup of rice and 5 ribs. The ribs taste ordinary and there’s nothing special about the sauce.
We went down to the hotel’s buffet called Tradisyon. They have a pastry side, an egg station and they have the basic kind of food like bacon, tapa, cereal and lots more.
After eating breakfast we went back to the room and watched television all day. We didn’t leave the room because, my mom and my young sisters had stomach ache.
Me my dad and my uncle left and went out to buy lunch at Zio’s pizzeria. We ordered combo meals, pasta, chicken and pizza. The pizza we ordered is the All in One Pizza. The pizza has all the toppings on it and it’s big. We were not able to finish every thing so we had leftover pizza.
For dinner we went to O Mai Khan. I ordered the Mongolian Buffet for P230.
On a bowl you put the meat, vegetables and sauce. They have pork, beef, chicken and pork liver for the meat. The vegetables are bean sprouts, beans, carrots, sayote, bell pepper, cabbage, lettuce and tomatoes. The final ingredients are the sauces, they have spicy, sweet, salty and sour sauces.
I tasted every sauce and I really like the idea of separating every ingredient and choosing it yourself.
We ate breakfast at the same buffet and we went to the strawberry farm to go strawberry picking. The strawberry costs for P400 per kilo because they’re expecting you to eat the strawberries as you pick them.
They are also selling strawberry jam, honey, bags and lots more souvenirs. We bought honey, strawberry jam, a bag and a shawl to bring home.
We went back to the hotel and started packing our stuff. We checked out and put the luggage in the car and drove back home. I listened to more Pewdiepie Podcasts as I looked out the window and said to my self goodbye Baguio.
My favorite part about Baguio was the wall climbing because it’s fun and challenging.