Baguio 2014 - Day 1

Friday, January 16, 2015
We were in Baguio from December 28-30 last year - along with what seemed like hundreds of thousands of other people. There were cars and people everywhere, parking was a nightmare, and it took forever to get from one place to another.

After arriving at our hotel (High Point Boutique Inn and Restaurant) and having lunch and getting some rest, we piled into the car and attempted to go to Mine's View Park or Camp John Hay or Burnham Park. We really just wanted to go to any one of the tourist spots there. Unfortunately, traffic was horrendous and there was practically no parking space anywhere. We couldn't even get into SM Baguio because their parking area was filled to the brim!

At around 5pm, we gave up and looked for a place to eat instead. We ended up in Sizzling Plate. They had parking space! Haha! 

Image courtesy of my sister in law's iPhone.

After having our fill, we left the car parked at Sizzling Plate (we left a tip with the security guard) and explored Session Road a bit. There were lots of people, so it was a good thing that it was pretty cold. The temperature made walking around with a huge bunch of other people a lot more fun.

Image courtesy of my brother's camera.

If you look closely at the photo, you'll see that all our bags are in front of us. Whenever in a crowded area, it's best to keep your bags in front of you rather than behind you. You don't want to be tempting pick pockets. *wink*

So... That was pretty much what happened during our first day in Baguio. Haha!

Lesson learned? Do not go to Baguio during the holidays. That's if you want to really enjoy the place. The Memet and I visited Baguio a couple of years ago towards the end of January (a few weeks before the Panagbenga Festival) and there was hardly any traffic at all. Also, there weren't a lot of other tourists to battle with. Haha!

I will post a summary of that Baguio vacation soon. :)


  1. I love Baguio! Sadly its been a while since the last time I've been to the place. I've been wanting to go visit the place again but my husband hates crowded place so I'm surely keeping your tip in mind. I wonder if summer is a good time? :)

    1. I'm not sure about summer sis. People still call Baguio the Summer Capital of the Philippines, so I think it'll be crowded around that time. Hehe!


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