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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)

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

Baguio Pasalubong: Raisin Bread, Ham and Cheese of Le Chef at The Manor

A few pasalubong items are distinctly from Baguio City. There’s the Ube Jalaya (ube jam) of Good Shepherd, the Kulangot ng Intsik (hey, don’t look at me, that’s what those little brown, round things are called, akin to kalamay somewhere else), Choco Flakes of Mikasan, strawberry jam and fresh strawberries, and the Igorot sa Bariles (now, listen closely, don’t be a victim by pulling out that barrel). Continue reading Baguio Pasalubong: Raisin Bread, Ham and Cheese of Le Chef at The Manor

The Manor at Camp John Hay, Baguio City

They say the early bird gets the worm. True. But there’s more. Those who rise early get to discover that this early, the first week of November, there’s fog in Metro Manila. Yes, fog, not smog. A truly wonderful sight. It’s so beautiful (well, at least for those with roof over their heads), with the blinking red light on top of the nearby cellsite greatly muted and dispersed. It’s like being in Baguio City. Except nothing really substitutes for Baguio. Continue reading The Manor at Camp John Hay, Baguio City

Baguio Trip: Travel Log and Tourist Spots

If you’re given an opportunity to visit Baguio City in the month of December, would you take it? Chilly wind, cold temperature, pine trees, nice view. I bet you would, the same thing with the hundreds of thousands of tourists who visited Baguio City in December 2008. We’re included in that thousands. Continue reading Baguio Trip: Travel Log and Tourist Spots