Summer Capital

What is known as the Philippines’ “summer capital” is not an island with coconut trees and a glorious strip of beach. The summer capital of the Philippines is the cold city of Baguio, locatedย 5,050 feet above sea level. When we came home in October 2013, we weren’t able to soak under the sun in an island about an hour away from my hometown.

Nope. We spent 3 days and 2 nights in the summer capital of the Philippines, as if we miss the cold weather. HAHA!

The last time I was in Baguio City was in 1998. More than ten years after, the city has gone through a lot of changes, and I’m not sure I like those changes. It’s too crowded for me, too commercialized. I kind of miss the quiet and how Baguio made me feel isolated from the city life.

Nonetheless, my husband and I had fun with some of his family. It’s always a fun trip with kids around who constantly talk about farts and making jokes out of it. We did some sight-seeing, and picture-taking (of course), and brought home fond memories and jars of Baguio City goodies.

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At the Bencab Museum

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Philippine Military Academy (PMA)
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Burnham Park
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The Mansion. The President’s residence in Baguio City
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HIgh gates of The Mansion

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