So what does one do in Baguio?
Well, the nice cold weather (a nice 15-20 degrees Celsius) is perfect for lazily waiting for the fog to creep in while sipping a hot cup of choco or coffee.
Then there are the parks. If you are into flowers then Baguio is the place for you. Its the only one with a flower festival (Panangbenga Festival)
Of course when one is in Baguio, the PMA (Philippine Military Academy) grounds is a must. There you'll meet the finest, bravest, and brightest of our soldiers (and future politicians?) and defenders of our motherland. :)
We also visited some of your not so typical Baguio destinations. On the way to the strawberry fields in La Trinidad, Benguet, we passed by the Bell Church (aka Chinese Temple). It was a very serene place and we were practically the only group there. There was a koi and lotus pond right in the center of the courtyard. Everywhere you look there are intricate Chinese designs on practically everything.
Weather turned sour when we reached the strawberry fields. It rained and the fog cover began to thicken. So we forgo the plan of strawberry picking because of the mud.
If you want to visit an art gallery in a native setting, there is the Tam awan Village in the northwestern outskirt of Baguio City.
The place also features authentic Ifugao huts, a coffee shop, Eco tours, and portrait sketches for souvenirs.
And the food in Baguio? Well, you go can't go wrong with the ultra fresh vegetables there. In fact I didn't have time to take pictures of the food, I'm too busy eating :).