One of my favorite places I would never get tired of going is the Baguio City. Aside from the fact that its travel time is just similar to 3-4 hour drive to Makati City from my place, it is a great place for a much needed R&R.
Before the Summer ended, some of my blogger friends and I went to the City of Pines for a group getaway.
We stayed at Azalea Residences Baguio, which was actually my third time stay. Trice and I spent our two nights in a two-bedroom apartment suite with front view balcony.
Even though I’ve been to Baguio so many times, there are still places I haven’t visited yet such as the Cafe Yagam where we went on our first day.
Cafe Yagam is owned by the Cordillera Green Network, a homey café that is perfect for hanging out and to have an authentic cordilleran food and coffee.
If only we have something like this here in the Metro, it would be a perfect place to keep the creative juice flowing while working; having a coffee in front of the cozy fireplace is just perfect!
We tried the Arabica Coffee, Cafe Yagam’s Kiniwar, Pesto Sandwich and Inanchilia or Kalinga Sticky Rice.
Everything is delicious especially the coffee!
Of course, when in Baguio, you should always check out the Baguio Night Market (ukay-ukay). You’ll never know what hidden treasure awaits you!
We had an ukay-ukay challenge that aimed to come up with a whole outfit with only 500 pesos budget. My group was able to buy two outfits for less than 500.
On our second day, we visited the Chinese Temple or Bell Church.
Then we went to Ben Cab museum, which was my second time to visit.
Before leaving the museum, we had a quick snack at Cafe Sabel while enjoying the garden at the back of the Ben Cab museum.
Next, we went to Diplomat Hotel. We were supposed to visit this ‘haunted hotel’ when we had a barkada getaway two years ago, but I got scared because it was already night when my friends wanted to go. LOL
This time, fortunately, we went at around 11:00am so it was not that scary. I’ve heard stories from my friends who were actually had creepy experienced. One of my friends, David, was haunted in his hotel room after visiting this place.
The Diplomat Hotel, sits on top of the Dominican Hill that used to be a vacation house and seminary back in 1911. It was developed into a school and eventually, a hotel.
We went back to the hotel for lunch then we visited another cafe, the Arca’s Yard.
Arca’s Yard’s Camote Pie is the best! It’s perfect with vanilla ice cream. Cloud Tea Latte is the perfect match with it.
The group getaway at Azalea Residences Baguio is the perfect way to end the Summer! We capped off the night with karaoke, beer pong and drinks!
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