Sunday, November 14, 2010

2008 August: Baguio, Philippines: Day 2

2008 August: Baguio, Philippines: Day 2

The following day, we took the complimentary one time buffet breakfast meal at Veniz Grill. We started our second day by taking a cab going to Lourdes Grotto. It was a long stairway journey going to the top. Then, we went down and took a cab going to Tamawan Village.

Too bad the huge dream catcher was destroyed by typhoon Karen a few days ago. Just outside the entrance of Tamawan Village is Arko ni Apo, where you can see art gallery and a small coffee shop.
We decided to pass the road less taken by tourists, we took a cab going to the Bell Church which is already outside Baguio and is just near La Trinidad, Benguet. This is a Chinese Church like the Taoist Temple in Cebu. Red is the prominent color of the place. During our visit, they do have a ribbon cutting ceremony of one of the pagodas.

From La Trinidad, we took a jeepney going back to Baguio City proper.

In the afternoon, we attended an English mass in Baguio Cathedral.

We pass again Session Road and re-visited SM Baguio to have a good view of the horizon before the sunset. We had an early dinner at Carlos Pizza.
We go back to the hotel early to catch the Beijing 2008 Olympics Closing Ceremony.

On our final day, we rise as early as 5am, check-out at around 6am. Since buffet breakfast is not yet set and Mc Donalds is still close, we left the building without taking breakfast and go straight to Victory Liner Baguio Terminal. We were able to catch the 6:30am trip and reached the Pasay station by 12:30 nn. Finally, we are back home.

Thanks to my brother who is with me on this travel, my mom for letting us go to this trip, to all the locals who we asked for directions, to all the bus, cab and jeepney drivers who helped us reached our destinations, to the hotel staff for taking care of our things. And most of all, to our Creator for not letting a typhoon or a hard rain in Baguio during our stay.