Christmas is a time for family and loved ones. This is a good reason for us to take a short vacation in Baguio for a peaceful and fun experience.
Our first stop was the church of Our Lady of Manaoag to pray for our safe trip ahead. After the mass, we bought some candles that are blessed in the church, lighted up some, and prayed. I find it nice because we’re able to visit this church once in a while and give thanks to our Lord.
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On our way to Baguio, we stop by at the Lion head at the Kennon Road which was indeed awesome! This Lion Head also signifies that it’s the start of our cool, relaxing, and ease experience here at Baguio. No wonder Baguio City is filled with tourists, regardless of the weather. It’s so cold, but it’s okay. As long as my family and I enjoy the stay, it’s worth it.
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After few moments, we finally arrived at the Scout Barrio area where we have stayed for 3 days. There’s this wide field there where you can play any kind of sports with your family and friends. In addition, you can also go to the woods to go biking and more. It was really fun even though it was just a short time.
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On the first day, after settling things up at Scout Barrio, we went to Camp John Hay. I thought we would walk around or explore the place but we ended up finding good places to eat, having food trip there. Our first food target location was Army Navy. We ordered chicken which was very delicious. We also tried ice cream in FIC (Fruit in Ice Cream) which was a good reason why I’m still craving now. I think, one point of difference of food establishments in Baguio and in Manila (like Army Navy, there’s a lot in Manila) is the fact that you will appreciate the food more because of the Baguio ambiance, unlike the food experience if you’re in Manila which is a city that is always busy.
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The next day, we went again to Camp John Hay. We went to a park and to Mini-Golf. On our way, we saw some people who are camping out and some having picnics. When we got to the Mini-Golf Course, we saw a mini shop where they sell food like barbeque, hotdog, and balut, We have spent our day there hanging out, winding up, and eating.
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As for our last day in Baguio City, we took a chance to shop some souvenirs and bought some fresh strawberries at the market place. It was great relaxing and chilling for 3 days in Baguio.
The trip was so nice; our family would always love to go back.
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Written by Kim | Edited by Cristine | Photos by Kim
Baguio City, Philippines
December 25, 2014