Where I’ve been: Baguio City

Life is not meant to be lived in one place, so to speak.

It’s been my third time in Baguio.

The first time was with my family, second was with two of my closest friends, and then again this year with just my uncle, aunt, and sister.

 

Is it crazy for me to think that even if I’ve been there for only a handful of times, Baguio feels like home to me.

The cool, cozy-vibes in the city is truly an escape from the typical tropical climate with a dash of the traffic and polluted reality we live in.

 

We left Manila at 4:30 in the morning.

Bags already packed, together with a fluffy pillow–to aid me in the long drive trying to stay awake so that

my uncle would not feel alone while he’s driving, with zero-sleep.

#NotAllHeroesWearCapes

 

My phone was fully-charged, and so was I. But on the way there, not once did I use my phone to listen to music

or watched an episode of the series I downloaded intentionally for the trip.

I guess I was really looking forward to stay away from my phone even just for a while. (Except when it’s time to take photos of course)

 

Before I share with you the photos I took, let me tell you where we went and where we ate.

Since this is not my first time in the City of Pines,

we did not go solely to the usual tourist spots and just went back to the ones that we liked to go back to.

  • BenCab Museum

6 Asin Rd, Tuba, 2600 Benguet

More on location and Info here

  • Central Market

bottom Session Road, Baguio

(Make sure to bring your eco-bags, friends! )

Ordonio Dr, Camp John Hay, Baguio, 2600 Benguet

(Forever the best place to stay in! Brings back my childhood memories staying there with my family.

So glad we checked-in here again for a night)

 

  • Holiday Inn, Baguio

56 Legarda Rd, Baguio, 2600 Benguet

(First night in Baguio and my aunt and uncle chose to check-in at this new hotel.)

  • Canto

25 Kisad Rd, Baguio, 2600 Benguet . Canto Bogchi Joint

(Must order: Bbq Ribs, Cascade Salad and choose the Mashed potatoes than the rice. you’re welcome)

  • Mile Hi Diner

Benguet Camp John Hay Baguio City, Benguet Philippines

  • 50’s Diner

105 Session Rd, Baguio, 2600 Benguet

  • Cafe by the Ruins

225 Upper Session Rd, Baguio, 2600 Benguet

 

Massive thanks to these two for taking me

and my sister along on this trip.

#M&MBirthdayWeekend

Being with my sister, and my second pair of parents in the City of Pines was a blast.

Days full of love, endless supply of laughter, food, and adventure are few of the simple luxuries that keeps me going.

Appreciating nature’s beauty and just being grateful of life here on Earth keeps me grounded.

Spending time with the ones you love most and filling life with

moments you actually love are the things I call home.

 

While you are reading this, my family is already planning our next adventure together.

Now, where to next? 

 

Always keep your sunny side up,

xx,

Sofia 

1/2 of Two Girls Under the Sun

 

Note: Word art/ Graphics used to include on the edits are not mine and were all found on Pinterest.
pls call me out if you know who made it. would love to credit the artist properly 💕