Baguio City, dubbed as the summer capital of the Philippines, is probably one of the most visited places in our country as it has so many things to offer to a needy, travelling soul. From the tourist spots turned historical landmarks, to fresh veggies and berries, to its cold, foggy climate, Baguio has always been on top of the list when looking for a go-to place, may it be for a quick weekend chill, or a week-long getaway.
Personally, i’ve been there for the third time now but I still get amazed whenever I feel the cold breeze touching my skin, or when it gets too foggy that you can’t see anything around you, or just by seeing pine trees standing still, one after another.
We left Cubao at around 5pm and i’m telling you buddies, this is NOT the best time to travel. We arrived in Baguio at around 11pm so the only thing that can be done is to check in and sleep as you’ll definitely get exhausted from the winding road starting from Pugo, La Union going up.
And that was Day 1. 😦
The next day, which is Day 2, we immediately prepped ourselves up upon waking up, took our breakfast, and headed to Burnham Park for an hour or two of biking. (the balik-alindog kemeru was what we’re aiming for. lol!) Unfortunately, instead of killing my fats, I decided to just sit beside a chopped trunk, turned my mobile data on, and started searching for a cheap accommodation so we could transfer by noon time. After a few taps, clicks, and texts, we found a transient house where we can spend our 2nd night, so upon checking out from the hotel, we went to Ketchup Community to have our lunch (at Rancho’s), then headed to Tita Mary’s transient house (review link soon).
We went back to the town proper to have our dinner and since Good Taste is almost full, we decided to eat at Kamayan sa Ganza located in Burnham Park, just beside the jeepney terminal with routes to john hay, upper scout barrio, etc.
After that sumptuous dinner, we went straight to the biking rental area instead of going to the night market, and spent half an hour before going back to the transient house.
And that was Day 2.
Day 3. Instead of going to the town, we have decided to just stay in the transient house, watch tv, surf the internet, and waited for our eyes to turn green as we enjoyed the view of the pine trees and the mountains from our room’s balcony. That was purely relaxation, and that’s how we wanted to spend half of our third day in Baguio. By noon time, we started to prep ourselves up as we needed to check out and head to LU but rain startes to fall so we got no choice but to wait til it stop. Good thing, the rain stopped at around 3pm so we checked out, called a cab,and went to the public market to buy veggies and fruits.
After veggie shopping, we then went to the bus terminal, rode a UV/van going to La Union, paid 120/each, and calmed ourselves as the road (Naguillian) is UGH! i wanna puke!
After 2 hours of torturous ride (motion sickness dude!), we arrived at Brgy. Urbiztondo in San Juan, La Union. That was 7pm to be exact. We checked in, had our dinner, and took a good night’s rest.
End of Day 3.
Day 4. I told myself that I needed to wake up as early as I can so I could spend some time walking by the bay while waiting for the sun to rise, and ya know what?! I woke up at around 8am!! Tadaaaahhhh!!
So upon waking up, we prepped ourselves, took our breakfast by the bay, rested for a while then prepped ourselves again for a sunburning swimming time. That was 9:45am when we left the room to take a swim. Good thing though that I forgot to wear my watch as we didn’t spend a lot of time in the beach, or we might have gone toasted by the sun. (harharhar!)
By 10:30am, we started prepping ourselves and our belongings up, then by 12noon, we checked out. We we’re on the bus by 12:30, then alighted the bus in Balintawak by 7pm.
You may have noticed that nothing much has happened, but I personally enjoyed it because it has been a while since the last time me and my buddies had an out of town.
The rain poured while we were in Baguio so I was able to see how foggy the town proper becomes after a rain.
Waves in La Union are not strong. It’s actually flat most of the time so almost no surfers during our visit. There were some who were kayaking, paddle boarding, sandboarding, and doing nothing.
I have always been a beach lady but now I am adding the pine trees to my favorite sceneries, and even if I had a not so good (creepy) experience before, that won’t stop me from going back to Baguio again. 😜
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