Day 3: Saturday, April 11, 2009
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.
So we went back to Tam-awan Village and ordered breakfast. I had tuna club sandwich.
While waiting for our orders, we took some more pictures. One of the village staff even volunteered to take our picture together.
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.
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. :-)
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.
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.