Pardon me for disappearing suddenly again, but my husband and I went off for the weekend and Friday night's schedule was too tight to post anything. We got home from work at 8:30pm, packed, and went to the bus station at 11:30pm for the August 16, 12:15am trip to Baguio City. Baguio is about 1,500 meters above sea level and is the summer capital of the Philippines—on average, it is always 8 degrees cooler than Metro Manila. It was built by the Americans in 1900 with health and recreational facilities for its troops and citizens, to provide a respite from the heat of the lowlands. It is about 250 kilometers north of Metro Manila. We took an express bus (no stopovers) and by 5:30am were checking in at our hotel.
Right after checking in at the hotel, my husband and I went straight to the Baguio Country Club for breakfast, thanks to a friend who provided us with a letter of introduction. The club was first established in 1905, though its facilities have expanded greatly. We decided to have their buffet breakfast—a treat for my husband who celebrated his birthday on that day.
From a small, one level cottage with a thatched roof, the Baguio Country Club now has a hotel, swimming pool, tennis court, bowling alleys, fitness center, billiards, table tennis and an 18-hole, par-61 golf course.
I know that Baguio City is definitely out of Metro Manila's scope, and each post will have more than one photo too—a double no-no in CDP. But I hope that no one minds my going against CDP's rules in the next few days. There is no Baguio City photo blog in CDP after all, and it's such a beautiful place! BAGUIO CITY SERIES #1