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Wandering around the City of Pines. 


Summer has finally come. Some Filipinos opt to the beach, others go hiking, and some seek the cool breeze which can be experienced  in Baguio City.

Many locals travel 5-6 hours from Manila just to go the Baguio, also known as “The City of Pines”.Located in Northern Luzon and a part of Benguet Province.The city is very famous to have a very cool temperature which usually drops during the months of December to February.

Today, I’m sharing my Baguio experience with you. This was supposed to be my first post before the Sagada  blog, but this post is longer due to many places we’ve visited.

January 27,2017

It was a sunny day, yet the cool breeze embraced me as I went outside the house for our tour.

My friends are not ready.. 😂

1st Stop:  LA TRINIDAD STRAWBERRY FARM. 🍓.

Probably you have heard, that strawberries are grown here due to the weather. When we get there, there were only few people. You will be greeted by a huge strawberry structure.🍓🍓🍓.

Such a wonderful day. Hello strawberries

A few steps from this structure, the whole farm can be seen. Yes. This farm is so wide and I was very eager to get inside right away.


While going to the main entrance,.I saw these strawberries which are sold per kilos. Some were in a plastic ware .


When you get inside, you have to register  here.No entrance fee needed.


I’ve already imagined myself, picking up strawberries fresh from this famous farm.


This actually tasted sweet after we picked it up.
The picking up moment. “scripted shot” lol

 

To my surprised, this farm doesn’t only grow strawberries  but some vegetables  and flowers as well. There were, cabbages, lettuces, leek and flowers like roses of different colors sunflower and other kinds.


Finally after an hour, had 2 kilos of strawberries.Before we proceeded to our next stop I made sure I won’t miss the strawberry ice cream.

It was really delicious and enough for the weather.

By the way there are also a lot of shops where you can buy some souvenirs.Make sure to haggle. I bought some T-shirts and coin purse here with a cheaper deal.


2nd Stop: TAM-AWAN VILLAGE

The blogger..

TAM-AWAN Village is a reconstructed Cordillera village showcasing the traditional Ifugao Huts,art and cultural variations. Tam-awan in the local idiom means “vantage point,” an appropriate name for a collection of Cordillera Huts that sit on a hillside that gives visitors a magnificent view of the South China Sea on a clear day.Unfortunately it drizzled when we arrived. The village is located on a hill so as you enter you have to go up the stairs.

While our friend paid for our entrance the rest of us were busy taking photos.

I had to be careful when I went up because it was slippery. As you ascend, you could see the huts used by the Ifugao’s long time ago. There are also some paintings in the other hut.

The restaurant

When we get inside one of the huts, we saw these paintings and we were totally in awe not just because they are beautiful but I could feel that they were passionately done.


We went to the other hut.You need to take your shoes off because the floor is made of wood. We saw many paintings inside as well and different sizes of dreamcatcher.

Dreamcatchers



While we were looking around, the toilet caught my attention. 😁 I actually got  inside the toilet.It was clean anyway.


The group pictures taken before leaving the village.


We have decided to have lunch at a famous restaurant first before going to another place.


To be continued….

(wait for Part 2 ).🤗

~~ciao~~

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An optimistic independent lass, whose dreams are greater than her fears. An ESL teacher. Adventurer. An amateur writer and a learner. ✌

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