Last December 28. My husband, my niece Kat and I, went to Baguio City to unwind, bond and syempre to enjoy the cold weather. We left Manila around 4.30am and arrived Baguio at around 11.30am. I got a deluxe room at Bloomfields hotel which I booked last October pa.
Actually the room was small. For P2610 (with breakfast) per night I think it’s bit overpriced. Yung 2610 is for 2 person lang. Since we brought my niece it’s an additional 350. If we pick additional person with mattress it cost 550. Eh when I saw how small the room is, yung 350 na lang. Buti na lang, we bring along our handy camping gears (mat, blanket and extra pillow.) So solve na yung niece ko dun.
The only good about this hotel is that, it’s very near to SM Baguio and walking distance to Session Road. 10 min walk to Burnham Park, Market and other business establishments in the city and since the hotel is situated in a busy street, you can hear the vehicular noise during the day and even in the evening. There was also an on going construction so it added the noise in the morning.
A stone’s throw away to SM Baguio
After placing our things in the hotel, went to SM (san pa…) for a quick lunch and we headed to Mines View. We asked the taxi driver to bring us there, when we were close, it was so traffic na so we decided to walk na lang. Yun nga lang hindi namin kabisado pag pagpunta kaya we follow our instinct and we realized that we are in Good Shepherd Convent instead…
It was our first time here, We didn’t know na magkalapit lang pla and Good Shepherds and Mines View.
The Good Shepherd nuns make and sell different kinds of pasalubong items which are very popular among tourists / visitors in Baguio.
long queue of cutomers eager to have those yummy treats. 🙂
So I got, 4 jars of ube jams. 1 peanut brittle, 1 no sugar added strawberry jam, 2 chocolate chip cookies, it all cost, 1200 plus, the prices of Good Shepherd’s products are a little bit pricey. Well, I just consider this written on the cap of the strawberry jam we bought. It’s for charity 🙂
Ube jam is a must try. It’s smooth creamy, not cloying…in short masarap. The rest of the products we bought, well nothing special, mahal lang talaga….hahahaha.
Good Shepherd also has a store for bread and coffee just across the cashier.
Since, we just had lunch, we just had, civet coffee
It’s my first to taste this kind of coffee…at first I was hesitant kasi di ba, I know how it became civet coffee. Pero syempre I gave it a try, I am so glad, I did…kasi the taste was so wonderful. Would love to have another cup sana kaso haba ng ng pila sa bakeshop. 😦
After that, we headed to Mines View Park. Although there’s nothing really much to see in Mines View, the place is still one of the top destinations in Baguio. Nothing new to offer, with so many vendors peddling souvenir items, while some offer souvenir photo wearing Igorot costumes for a fee, or ride a horse or pose with a large dog, for a fee too.
Syempre I asked my niece na sumakay sa pink horse 🙂
Ang cute di ba?
Around 5pm we headed back to our hotel. My husband slept for a while napagod kasi sa long drive….my niece slept din, napagod ata kahit puro sleeping lang sa car from Manila to Baguio and inatupag, hehehe. While me, I was busy playing angry birds with my new toy 🙂
Thanks hubz for this fab Christmas gift. 143 🙂
Up next more Baguio pics, most are food. 🙂
Have a great week everyone!