Photo Diary: Baguio – Day 2

This is waaaaaay overdue, but I can still remember spending our first night with no e-fans on at ang hanging Baguio na ang nagpahimbing sa aming pagtulog. If you feel lazy waking up in Manila, you’re even more tied up in bed when you are in Baguio. It was a serious attachment. Haha! But nothing lasts so we head out to Mcdonalds for breakfast. As I mentioned on my previous post, we have no itinerary for this trip. So we just decided over breakfast where to go next.

Tam-awan Village

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Tam-awan Village is a venue for arts and craftsmanship that showcase the heritage of the Cordillera people. Here are some photos of Ifugao huts:

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An Ifugao house is compact and though deceptively simple, its architecture is quite sophisticated. Built by clever mortise makers without nails or hardware, it exemplifies the exactness of Ifugao construction. With the heavy hand-sewn timber elevated to about shoulder height by four posts usually made of hard wood, the house, with periodic re-roofing, can last several generations.

The Kalinga house is more spacious and is made with the same hand-sewn pinewood. The binayon is the traditional octagonal house of Southern Kalinga Province and Tam-awan Village is proud to present one the three remaining such houses in the country today.

We also witnessed a cultural dance in Tam-awan

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Possessions, outward success, publicity, luxury – to me these have always been contemptible. I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best for both the body and the mind. – Albert Einstein

La Trinidad Strawberry Farm

Cab drivers told us that it wasn’t the season for strawberries on the time we visited, that is why we went there a little over noon.

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No sweating in Baguio no matter how sunny it is.

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In the farm, tourists are allowed to pick their own strawberries but it is kind of pricey compared to the ones that are being sold outside (well, not outside cos we’re out already. Haha).

Brianna wanted to try to pick her own strawberries so her dad helped her out.

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It makes my heart melt whenever I see them together. Naks!

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Good job, baby girl!

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After strawberry picking, we went shopping for pasalubong then went back to the city. Killed some time walking around, waiting for the night market to open before we head back to our Airbnb. Sayang, I didn’t get to take pictures that night kasi lowbat na yung camera ko. Huhu.

Mom wanted to make this an annual thing. We’ll see on 2018 if it’ll happen. *winks* 

I like that mom wants to travel more often now than before. I wished she realized soon enough that it’s good to go out and have fun than stay at home doing chores, because you know, from time to time she needs to relax and be stress-free. I hope I get to go out a lot this year, with family and friends.

Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind. – Seneca

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