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.
It was a sunny day, yet the cool breeze embraced me as I went outside the house for our tour.
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.🍓🍓🍓.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(wait for Part 2 ).🤗