Sunday, July 24, 2016

Trip to Baguio (Part II)

Before anything else, my apologies for being MIA for almost a month. Been very busy for the past several weeks because of work, attending conferences, and reviewing (again). Also, I broke my plug-in, the USB-like thing that I used to connect to the internet, and I still haven't gotten a new one. Thus, to have a good internet connection, I can be found sitting in coffee shops after work or during the weekends (exactly what I'm doing right now).

So this one is a long overdue post. It's a continuation of our trip to Baguio last May. For the second day, our first stop was at the Botanical Garden. It was actually a perfect way to start our day. It's relaxing walking in paths lined with pine trees and seeing gardens filled with blooms.





There were also some small shops selling souvenir items - from clothes to bags to home wares to paintings! 

We also experienced wearing traditional clothing worn by Igorots, the ethnic group living in the Cordillera mountains. Here's a picture of me, my mom, aunt, and uncle getting a feel of what it's like to be an Igorot.


After spending the whole morning exploring the Botanical Garden, we headed to The Mansion - the summer residence of the President. There's really not much to do here but have a picture with the mansion as your background.

Or the gate as your background? But my mom and dad seemed pretty happy.
But the thing that I loved here was that I get to buy strawberry taho. Taho is a Philippine snack consists of silken tofu, sugar syrup, and sago pearls. But it's only in Baguio that one can buy strawberry taho because it's the only place in the Philippines where strawberries grow. Say hello to my first strawberry taho! Yum yum!

Okay, I think I'd better stop here. There's still a lot to share but let's reserve that next time. By the way, I just noticed now that while writing a post about Baguio I'm wearing the shirt that I got from none other than... Yep, you guess it right! =)

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