The Great Outdoors: Baguio City

March 12, 2017


Most of you will agree when I say that when Manila heat is so intense, Baguio City is the primary choice of place to visit. Baguio's cool climate is its prime asset that attracts tourists who want to escape the heat of the plains.


Months after having published The Great Outdoors: Intramuros, Manila, here is another entry for my The Great Outdoors Project that will be featuring the beauty of the City of Pines, Baguio City.

Burnham Park is the perfect place for family bonding because it offers a lot of interactive activities. One of those is boating in Burnham's mad-made lake.


Visiting Tam-awan Village will give you the opportunity to view locals' amazing artworks. These artworks were made by utilizing the sunlight and magnifying glass. Yes, these are solar drawings!


Baguio City is also a home of beautiful flowers and creatures! Though I had a hard time capturing the photo of this photogenic butterfly, it is all worth it.




One of my favorite facts about Baguio is that I am literally close to clouds. There were some instances that I can almost reach it.



Ever heard of Diplomat Hotel? It is an abandoned building that is reportedly haunted. According to the locals, the paranormal activities could have been the ghosts of nuns and priests who were beheaded during World War II. Does this give you chills?



If not of all the responsibilities, I envy the President of the Philippines. Imagine, a mansion of his own when he visits Baguio?


I hope Baguio will make it to your travel bucket list. There is so much more than the cool climate. You just have to look around and be observant.

Thank you for reading!

Always,

Xeph.

17 comments

  1. Ahhh, Baguio, my first love. <3 Haha. I agree, there's a lot more to that place than just the cool climate. Baguio's flourishing culture has a lot to offer. Sometimes I wish I could just teleport to that place whenever I'm feeling down or something.

    xx, The Diary Queen

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    1. I consider Baguio as my first love too, Da. When I was younger, I always spend some of my summer days in Baguio. Back then, all I know about the place were the climate and the tourists spots. Now that I am older, I am becoming interested in its culture and people. I wish Baguio is 2 minutes away from Manila!

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  2. Namiss ko ang Baguio!!! The last time I went there, highschool pa. :( Ang ganda nung butterfly xeeeeph! <3 Pero namimiss ko talaga sa Baguio yung manggang natikman ko. Malamig at sweet. :)

    Angelica|The PolyHobbyist

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    1. You should go back and visit soon, Ate A! I'm sure madaming nagbago since the last day you visited. Believe me, ate. The butterfly is a lot more beautiful than what I captured. Sadly, hindi ko pa natitikman ang mango from Baguio. I should give it a try next time.

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  3. I haven't been to this place yet. Hopefully this will be my next travel destination. :) The hot climate here is getting old. Anyway, I love the yellow flowers shot!

    thewallflowersecrets.com

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    1. I highly recommend that you visit the famous parks - Minesview, Burnham, Wright. Though they are the most mainstream ones, you will get most of your Baguio experience in these places. For instance, in Burnham, you can do boating and all. In Minesview Park, you will get to see the beauty of mountains. If in case you want to go horseback riding, Wright Park is the right place for you. I hope you make it to Baguio and share with us your experience. Thank you so much, Alissa. To be honest, that is my favorite photo.

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  4. Those are very beautiful photos, Xeph! I have been to Baguio for quite a lot of times but every time I read about it or see photos of it on the internet, I always miss it. You just made me miss it more!

    Myrra, www.myrrazenkate.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Myrra! The good thing is you can always go back. What are your favorite Baguio destinations?

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  5. Now that summer is approaching I wish I could go back to Baguio. The heat is already unbearable! Baguio is so scenic and I love La Trinidad's houses.
    We stopped by that mansion and man is it full of tourists. He's so lucky he has his own place in the summer capital of the country.

    xo, Gillan

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    1. I wish for the same thing too! I wish Baguio is just 2 minutes away from Manila. I have only been to La Trinidad once when we went to Strawberry Farm. I think I was not very observant because I don't have an idea or vision about the houses.

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  6. I have never been to Baguio and I envy all my friends who tell me the stories of their visit, I'd definitely add that to my travel list. Love the photos!

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    1. I hope you make it to Baguio this year! I've been to Baguio several times but I haven't had the chance to witness Panagbenga Festival. I hope your Baguio adventure would be great.

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  7. I lived in Baguio for a year and a half but I never went to Diplomat Hotel! Your photos are breathtaking. Made me miss Baguio even more...

    Jenn
    The Pink Lemonade Girl
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    1. How was it living in Baguio? The longest I stayed there was for about a week. I think I'd like to stay a little while. Wow, thank you so much, Jen! Tell me all about it when you had the chance to go back.

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  8. Hi Xeph, this looks nice. My mom always had her seminars in Baguio but I never had the time to be with her coz of work. In april , I'm going to Manila but it's kinda hard to decide between Vigan and Baguio. Which do you think is worth the time and (money)? haha

    xx, Shenontheblog.com

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    1. Hello Shenna! I've never been to Vigan so it is kind of hard to give an advice whether where to go. I'd love to visit Vigan someday but it is too far from Manila and I don't have the luxury of time yet. I am sure you will enjoy either Vigan or Baguio. If you have the time, I think you must visit them both!

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  9. Those are really fun looking boats in the water! :)

    Kim
    Simply Lovebirds

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