Thursday, May 5, 2011

Baguio: Session Road Is The Place To Be.

At around 5AM, I met up with my two friends in Victory Liner at Cubao. We were "chance passengers", meaning we didn't reserve seats beforehand so we had to line up and wait for slots to open. We left at 5.45AM, fare costs P495 each, which is around $10. Travel time to Baguio is 6 hours, with 2-3 stopovers. One can pay P715 for the Deluxe Trip, with CR inside, without stopovers, it will get you to Baguio in 4 hours.

We arrived at 1PM. We stayed at Miles Home, which was near Good Shepherd. One night costs P1000. The keeper, Nanay Ising, was really nice and strict. If you're looking for a place to crash in at Baguio, this is the place! Since Mines View was near our place, it was the first spot we hit.

There were a lot of shops in the area basically sporting the same goods. Get your supply of cardigans, sweaters, souvenirs, and everything else.

There were a lot of people in the area taking pictures here and there.

A view of the Cordilleras.

I haven't been to the place before but it's not breathtaking as I imagined it to be. I think the Taal was even more amazingly wondrous. According to my friend who practically lives there, the place has drastically changed over the years, with each year an abundance of houses kept sprouting in the foothills.

That night, we went to Session Road, the center and the life of Baguio. There are bars, restaurants, and shops that will have you spending hours in each place. We stayed at Ala Carte Grill & Music Bar where I ate dinner and drank a bit. There was a live band performing, with me having the chance to talk to the singer a bit. Okay not talk, maybe uhm, flirt. He was a really nice guy with a great voice, I wish we could have exchanged numbers. Annyyywaaayyyyyyy..

Crispy Crablets. I don't eat crabs, my friends ordered it.

It is normal for me to eat dinner first before really launching into a liquor-guzzling fest. This Southern Friend Chicken, even if it looks normal, tastes different. Different good. I don't eat veggies either, by the way. Haha!

Jagermeister. Tastes minty and just.. BLURGH! Not my type of liquor.

What I love about Baguio is the weather and how everyone seems laid back. At Baguio, I can approach just about anyone randomly, even when not in a bar. I even got the chance to talk to one of the singers that night. I love the absence of superclubs which paved the way for bars with live bands. Makes you want to have good conversations.

Next up, Breakfast!

Much Love,


  1. Wow... mind blowing scenery, I always prefer mountains, especially after Tusnami hits, lol... just kidding(the latter part)!

  2. tagal na kong hindi napupunta ng baguio, 2004 pa yata yung huli... kasama mo ba dyan si egG? parang nababasa ko sa tweet nya nasa baguio sya.

  3. It looks breathtaking to me! Gosh, it seems like houses keep popping up everywhere!

  4. Hi Half! Finally some time to stop by... and find a great new blog!! Love the pictures!!

    Blogtrotter Two is waiting for you in Amsterdam... Enjoy and have a superb weekend!!

  5. That's a pretty cool view and sounds like this place has a lot to looks delicious!
    You don't eat vegies either (lol)..I've known several women who didn't and they have such beautiful skin! I always wondered about that.. genetics perhaps, Hmm??
    Well, wishing you a wonderful day-

  6. Congratulations to your new blog! Good life is travel and good food!

  7. bigla ko namiss ang baguio ng binasa ko blog mo! :D everytime i go to baguio its always another adventure for me. :D


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