Sunday, April 12, 2009

Baguio City Tour: Day 3

On the 3rd day of our Baguio City Tour, we went to Strawberry Farm located in La Trinidad for strawberry picking and Camp John Hay for some adventures.

Day 3: Saturday, April 11, 2009

Ben-hur Villanueva baguio City

Across Tam-awan village is the art gallery and coffee shop, known as Arko ni Apo. It is owned by Ben-hur Villanueva, who once served as as president of the Society of Philippine Sculptors (SPS). We're supposed to have our breakfast there but the shop was still closed when we went there.

Tuna Club Sandwich
So we went back to Tam-awan Village and ordered breakfast. I had tuna club sandwich.

Tam-awan village baguio city

While waiting for our orders, we took some more pictures. One of the village staff even volunteered to take our picture together.

Strawberry Farm Baguio City

Strawberry Farm is just around 20 minutes drive from Tam-awan Village. We thought we'll have a problem getting a taxi at 6 o'clock in the morning but we were wrong. There are lots of taxis passing by as early as 6am! Strawberry picking ranges from P200 to P300 per kilo.

Paint Ball Camp John hay

When we arrived at Camp John Hay, we went straight to Butterfly Sanctuary. Not much fun there so after some picture taking, we then look for other possible activities. We found Paint Ball Republic and tried target shooting. Rhei and Chippy are both sharp shooters, they never miss hitting the ground. :-)

zip line camp john hay

We also tried the 60-meter zipline inside Camp John Hay. It's a great experience but it would have been more fun if the zip line is a bit longer.

Pinikpikan Baguio City

From Camp John Hay, we went straight to Cafe by the Ruins to have lunch. I ordered pinikpikan. It's a native dish famous in Cordillera region normally served during religious rituals. It is prepared by beating a live chicken with a stick before cooking. Click here for more information on how to prepare pinikpikan.

After lunch, we just went to public market to buy some pasalubong and then headed to terminal to wait for our bus schedule.

So there. That ends our Baguio City Tour.


  1. Hey,
    Excellent content - as you always provide and inspires me to come again and again. You are on my RSS reader now.

  2. inggit nmn ako sa baguio tour mo!! :) will go back to baguio soon pag mabilis na tumakbo yena :)

    ur cheese burger is on the way na! hahah.

  3. Hi! I'm Kamille Mercado, a fine arts senior from Ateneo. I was wondering if I could please borrow your photo of pinikpikan for my thesis? I'll make sure to properly cite you as the source. Thanks!

  4. Hi Kamille,

    Go ahead, no problem. And good luck to your thesis. ;-)