Tag Archives: Baguio City

Photo of the Day: Chocolate-coated Strawberry

On top of being called as the Summer Capital of the Philippines, Baguio is known for a lot things — pine trees, fog, Good Shepherd halaya and, of course, strawberry. For those who have traveled to Baguio a couple of times, however, the sight of strawberries has become a common sight, so much so that these all-year-round fruits are hardly given a second glance. But what happens if strawberries are given a new twist, as deliciously shown by the gorgeous photo of Ces Hernandez (ig_undersij)? We have to take a second look. And a second bite of the chocolate-coated strawberry by Cafe by the Ruins. Here’s the photo (click to enlarge): Continue reading Photo of the Day: Chocolate-coated Strawberry

BenCab Museum (Baguio City)

On the art and artists, we all have our opinions and stereotypes. And like art itself, these opinions are distilled from our own experience. Our view of the art, and of beauty itself, varies in accordance with the diverse worlds that we come from. A true master will always see art differently from, say, an avid art collector, much more a set of avid wanderers like us who are merely casual lovers of art. Continue reading BenCab Museum (Baguio City)

Must-Visit Philippine Festivals in 2014

We came across a list of top 5 restaurants in the Philippines, compiled by the It’s More Fun in the Philippines website — KaLui (Puerto Princesa, Palawan), Abe, Chocolate de Batirol (Baguio City), La Preciosa (Laoag, Ilocos Norte), Cafe Juanita (Pasig). We’ve visited all these restaurants (and then some) and we can humbly say that other restaurants should be in that list (Lantaw of Cebu, for instance). So why don’t we have our own list? We can start with the Top 5 Festivals that everyone must visit, see and experience this year, 2014. Continue reading Must-Visit Philippine Festivals in 2014

The Barrel Man of Baguio City

The world badly needs superheroes. In the midst of all the problems that we ordinary mortals cannot possibly bear on our shoulders, a superhero that arrives at the right moment is a most welcome sight. Look up the sky (or go to any pasalubong outlet in Baguio City, especially at the Mines View Park) and what do you see? No, it’s not a bird. Not a plane or Superman, even. It’s…uhm….Barrel Man! Continue reading The Barrel Man of Baguio City

Choco-Late de Batirol at Camp John Hay (Baguio City)

Camp John Hay. One of the few hold-outs that retains the look, feel and smell of the old Baguio. Filled with healthy pine trees. Refreshingly quiet, complete with its pine-scented, fresh air. Hidden in one corner is the Choco-Late de Batirol. There’s really more to Baguio than, say, its Panagbenga Festival. Continue reading Choco-Late de Batirol at Camp John Hay (Baguio City)

The Fight of the Baguio Pine Trees

In the second part of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings (The Two Towers), an Ent (a race of people that resembles trees), spoke thus: “Hoom, hum, I have not troubled about the Great Wars . . . they mostly concern Elves and Men. That is the business of Wizards: Wizards are always troubled about the future. I do not like worrying about the future. I am not altogether on anybody’s side, because nobody is altogether on my side, if you understand me: nobody cares for the woods as I care for them, not even Elves nowadays.” Continue reading The Fight of the Baguio Pine Trees

Hideaway at the South Drive Manor

Summer or Christmas, for business or pleasure, during peak or off-peak seasons, tourists flock to Baguio City. Different accommodations await different folks. For those who seek a mid-range place that lies serenely amidst pine trees, in the quiet borders of Camp John Hay, there’s the South Drive Manor. Continue reading Hideaway at the South Drive Manor