MEANWHILE, here are my the TOP 5 PICKS FOR FIRST TIMERS IN BAGUIO:
Top 5 Park & Garden:
1. Burnham Park – famous for its boating lake with beautiful flower garden surrounding it.
2.Wright Park – awesome horse back riding place.
3.Mines View Park -it gives a good top view of the old Gold mines of Baguio.
4.Botanical Garden –it is a wonderful place for picnic. Have your picture taken with the family of Igorots for a small fee.
5.Sunshine Park -see flowers and plants that can only grow in cool climates. There is also a stage found in the middle of the park which is a venue for cultural shows.
Top 5 Must-see Places :
1.Baguio Cathedral -it is unique with its Pink façade, Rose windows and twin Bell Towers.
2.Lourdes Grotto - you can find the statue of Our lady of Lourdes. To reach the grotto one must climb the 252 steps stairs
3.The Mansion -the official Summer residents of the Philippine President. The main gates are an exact replica of the gates at Buckingham Palace in London.
4.Camp John Hay - a really good place to go for a day out. Go shopping at Mile-Hi Centre. Choose among its adventure package: Horse Back Riding, Paint Balling, Camping, Picnicking, Eco- Trail Venturing.
5.Philippine Military Academy - the premier military institution of the country and is the training ground for future officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Witness the marching precision of the Cadet Corps of the AFP.
Years passed... I grew older and I still fulfilled my promised to Baguio. It has been one my favorite places. Our whole family went there when my mom & dad celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. I went there together with my 2 siblings and 2 cousins. I went there with my college friends. I went there with my office mates. I even went there alone. Last year, my sister came home from Maine, USA . I gave her the idea of visiting Baguio once more and we had a blast. Too bad, my brother was in Hongkong that time and he wasn't able to join us. Nevertheless, here are our photos together:
I really love Baguio. So, watch out for more Baguio experiences on my next blog. I will tell more about my new discoveries there.
More exciting places, cool restaurants and chillax spots. . . and yes... MORE PHOTOS. . . !