Monday, January 26, 2009

An Overnight Stop in Baguio

Baguio City has become decongested with flyovers and buildings all in the name of modernization. I miss the old Baguio. My family regularly hides off to the City Of Pines for the cool weather and fresh strawberries. This time I came with a friend. Our main goal is to visit Sagada which is a six-hour bus ride from Baguio. (From Manila to Baguio, travel time is also six hours).

Since it was such a short visit because we had to get ready early in the morning to catch a bus to Sagada, I just walked at the Our Lady of Lourdes grotto and chilled at the Session Road for dessert.
I realized that I was getting old because climbing to the grotto made me stop several times to catch my breath.

In the afternoon, the fog slowly crept in the city making it visibly hard to see the area---good thing to lessen the eyesore of modernization :)

The Session Road is so much alive at night. Baguio was 7 C degrees when I came so it was abnormally freezing for someone who lives in Manila with an average of 32 C temperature.
To enjoy the cold night, I had lychee tea and mango tango dessert. The prices are so cheap that our bill amounted to only around P200 ($4) plus their promo beer drinks.

Next: Travelling to Sagada

1 comment:

the donG said...

wow! i was also there during the first week of january. i enjoyed the weather. looking forward to your sagada post.