Nature at its best: Baguio City, Philippines (Part 2)

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Hey travel buddies,

It is the 2nd part of our Baguio experience. (Part 1 HERE) Colder nights are expected this February and if you want to have a breezy getaway, it's perfect season to have a vacation with your loved ones. Let's stroll around!

13 degrees on my weather meter at around 7-8pm
Since we were there on the 1st day of February, the opening of the Panagbenga festival is happening. Street dancers covered with colorful costumes parade on session road. I remembered when I was in college where I joined a street dance competing to be in Baguio for the Panagbenga festival. It was this! Sadly, I am not a dancer anymore. LOL!

Where to go to see more beautiful flowers and trees? In the garden. Yes! Our next stop, is in Botanical Garden.
Botanical Garden

A serene place to explore the ethnic culture of the natives in Baguio. It is located along the Leonard wood road and is easily seen along side the road as many public transport pass by here. No entrance fee needed to get inside the garden and you only need to give at least 20.00 to take a photo with the natives. If I still remembered clearly, a decade year back when we were here I still can recognized some faces of the natives who stayed in front of Botanical Garden for a photo op. Some of them were the same person we have photo op with a decade ago. (what a memory! If I could just retrieve the old photo)

I'm sorry for the cropped photo. Some private people are taking their photo op with the natives.

The garden is full of little pathway and stairs going around. It is not the garden the everybody should miss. As I have said, I am into nature tripping. This is not what I always see everyday on  my hometown that's why it's like a breath of fresh air for me. Another picture perfect place to go in Baguio.

Beautiful flowers everywhere. I will never get tired seeing flowers around Baguio

In the center part of the garden, you will see this "Bahay Kubo"  where you can take a photo in their native costume. There is a 20.00 pesos rental/ person and you have unlimited choices of what to try. Click, click!

Style your own
Wandering around the place isn't  tiring at all. It is beautifully enchanting. A peaceful place to relax with the nature. I would love to have a garden too!

Mines View Park

Early natives of Baguio City used to mine copper and gold in the mountains. Now, it has became a popular attraction in Baguio.

Long before, young boys from the natives were said to be catching coins down from the foot of the mountain from the tourists above but, it was stopped because of the risk for danger and accidents. Now, you can just drop a coin and try your luck and wish on their wishing well (more like a pond). No more risky moves.

And the mountain view where they used to mine. Oh, natureee. Thank you Lord God for your works and wonders.

Of course, I shouldn't miss to take a photo.
Aside from sight seeing, there are also a lot goods they are selling here. Flowers, strawberries, key chains and many other souvenirs for you and your loved ones. Another thing, Good Shepherd is nearby the Mines view where you can jams, and many "pasalubong". 

Till me met again Baguio City. More places to go on my next visit. It was a relaxing quick getaway for me from all the hassles everyday. It was always nice to revisit places I've been for a long time. The culture was still intact and I am overwhelmed with the eco-friendly city of the Philippines. Transportation was easy because of a lot of taxi everywhere. The weather was always perfect. The city was so peaceful and dreamy. The people of the Philippines (just like me) was amazing! Totally, #itsmorefuninthePhilippines

Check out here the first part of my nature tripping at Baguio City: Nature at its best: Baguio City, Philippines (Part 2)

Let's talk again on my next blog.
Yes, YOU lovely gorgeous.

Love yourself because you are beautiful.

Hugs and Kisses,
Princess Mikee 

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