Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Baguio, the summer capital of the Philippines

We went to Baguio last May 29, 2009 to May 31, 2009 to enjoy the last week of summer. To my dismay, it was raining, and one of the local resident told us it just started raining on the day of our arrival. Gosh, we forgot to bring our rain gears. Hahaha, good thing, SM was there so we bought jackets and umbrellas. It was my first time to be in that mall since the last time I went to Baguio was there was still no SM. The mall there has no aircon (obvious) and the place is wide open, only makeshift ropes and guards make the mall entrance. There are more restaurants than store there but the place is great. Since it was raining last Friday, we just stayed in the mall till it closed then we went home.

When we woke up the following day, there was no more rain. So we hurriedly dressed up as early as 6am and went straight to Grotto, we stayed there for an hour but it was already raining again (but not that strong), we went straight to mines view park. On our way there, we were happy since the rain stopped but when we arrived at our destination, it was full of FOG. Waaaaa. So we ate inihaw na pusit, sarap. We stayed there for half an hour only and went straight to Camp John Hay.

There was this historical trail in Camp John Hay that we enjoyed, we took pictures here, there and everywhere. We learned the History of how Camp John Hay came to be. Good thing it wasn't raining, so we enjoyed our tour there. This is not our first time in Camp John Hay but it was our first time to try the historical trail. It was tiring though but it was worth it, good thing there is Dencio's restaurant there so we ate our heart out.

After Camp John Hay, we went to the market to buy pasalubong. When we crossed the overpass, we saw many suspicious person, looking at prospective victim. Two of them followed me but they didn't know that I had company. So when I felt that I was being followed, I immediately stop and confronted them, they ignored me and went straight to their other companions, signalling them that they've been noticed. I remembered the wife of my officemate which recently got her mobile phone snatch in that area.

When we got home that night, we prayed that Sunday will be a sunny day because my wife really love to go to Burnham Park to do boating. The Lord heard our prayer so we were able to go to Burnham Park and go boating and arcade. They have this small arcade area with skating rink and bump car. Well, we enjoyed the bump car while my daughter enjoyed the other rides. We went home right after Burnham Park.

We enjoyed Baguio even though it was raining all the time but what we hated was those bad people lurking around Session Road. Hopefully, authorities will do something about it.


myunrevealedthoughts said...

Hope our trip to Baguio this coming Independence Day will be as fun (or better).

caloy said...

Hopefully, just be careful with those criminals lurking around session road.