Weekend Getaway in Baguio

Being a mom, I always want to bring my kids wherever I go especially when traveling. As young as they are, I want them to see the beauty of the world. However, since they have school and my eldest being a varsity player, I need to wait for Sem break, Christmas break or Summer in order for us to travel as a family. So, last weekend, since it was my off and kids’ exams are over, we went straight to Baguio after work. It was Kyle’s first time to go to Baguio and Kern’s second. 🙂

Excited baby boy!

I heard that during Christmas season, the rooms in Baguio are quite expensive and bus tickets easily gets sold out. We are blessed that my mom lives there so we didn’t have to book a room and we drove going there.

Usual travel time from Manila to Baguio taking NLEX-SCTEX-TPLEX is just 4 hours. However, last Friday, traffic in EDSA was bad so it took us 6 hours. We left Manila before 12:00 PM and arrived Baguio before 6:00 PM. Since we were all tired, we just had dinner and slept.

First morning in Baguio. This was our view from my Mama’s balcony. It was 16 degrees and we loved it!

On our 2nd day, we had breakfast and went to Mine’s View Park. It’s just 5 minutes away from my mom’s house.

Obligatory photo with the St. Bernard requested by this little boy. The dog’s name is King.

Kyle with the horse.

Kids enjoyed looking at the view. Kern joked Kyle that Ironman’s house is located there, so he also looked as well.  

Walking around Mine’s View Park. I love this stolen shot.

And then we rented bikes at Burnham Park. It was our first time to go biking together as a family. It was really fun! 🙂

Kyle: “This is the best experience ever!”

Mama asked us to pick her up at Starbucks Camp John Hay before lunch. 

Then we had lunch at Ketchup. The food in the Thai Restaurant was really good! Especially the Spicy Prawns. Yum! 

After lunch, we went back to Camp John Hay. We had a mini photo shoot since I want to have a family picture for Christmas. 🙂

Here are my favorites 🙂

My boys are growing up so fast. Sometimes, I can’t believe that they came from my tummy. Haha! 🙂

Before the shoot.  

After posing for the camera, we went to Tam-Awan Village. Tam-awan Village in Pinsao Proper, Baguio City uniquely blends indigenous aesthetics and exquisite Cordilleran craftsmanship with an artist’s concept for a village adapting to Baguio setting.

One of the houses there.

On the way to the View Deck. My kids are also adventurous like me. They didn’t mind the hike and slippery way going up and down the village.   

Silly boy imitating the statues.

We went home around 4PM, kids were tired and stayed at home to rest while mom and her friend accompanied me to the market to buy vegetables and some pasalubong. Vegetables there are really cheap.

  • Garlic – Php100 per kilo
  • Onions – Php60 per kilo
  • Sayote – Php25 per kilo
  • Lemon – Php80 per kilo
  • Potato – Php25 per kilo
  • Baguio Beans – Php20 per kilo

 

We had dinner at home. We planned to go to the Christmas Village however the line was too long. It was already 8:00 PM and it closes at 10:00 PM, so we won’t make it inside. We just went to Burnham Park since there were also nice Christmas decorations and colorful lights there. 🙂 

My vain Mama.   

Day 3 – Breakfast at the Good Taste Restaurant. Good food and affordable price! (Sorry no pic, too hungry)

After breakfast, we traveled back to Manila. As usual, our travel was short but sweet! I am excited to travel more with my kids. 🙂

Here were our expenses in Baguio. Note that we didn’t book a room so our expenses were cheaper. Baguio

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