Who has ever been to Baguio City, Philippines?

@mike2003 (287)
Philippines
June 16, 2007 10:55pm CST
I just love that city...lived there for a couple of years and I love the people, the place, the cool and cold atmosphere (There are no aircons!), the huge student population, everybody!!!! How bout you? you ever been there?
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@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
17 Jun 07
i am from the philippines but never had a chance to go at baguio. as they say that the way to go to baguio is zigzag and i am not very comfortable on those kind of ways. i get dizzy inside the bus even if it is not zigzag so what more if it is. all i have is the story of the place because my sister has the chance to visit that already.
@mike2003 (287)
• Philippines
17 Jun 07
If you really want to, I'd recommend traveling at night..you won't really feel it if you travel on big aircon buses like Victory Liner......and Bring blankets too...their aircon is really cold... At night you won't even feel the zigzag road cause by then i guarantee you'd be sleeping and when you wake up the hills will be dotted with lights.....Welcome to Baguio!:-)
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@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
17 Jun 07
ok thanks for the advice... i will try that but not on the pick season i want to experience baguio on its peace hahaha.
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@mike2003 (287)
• Philippines
17 Jun 07
Yup...good time may be before the rainy season or january after the holiday season.. Good luck!
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@bluishrose (2291)
• Philippines
17 Jun 07
Yea been there once, for me didnt much like it compared to tagaytay. I was expecting too much on baguio but got dismay. hehehe
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@mike2003 (287)
• Philippines
17 Jun 07
Next time you're there, inform me and I'll show you around to enjoy...:-) Have only been to tagaytay on a trip and didn't really stay long there. it's costly though so i still go for the City of Pines, hehehe
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• Philippines
17 Jun 07
From my place its costly going to baguio hehehe ok will try to visit there next time =)
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@mike2003 (287)
• Philippines
17 Jun 07
ok...hahaha.... thanks for the reply...:-D
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• Philippines
17 Jun 07
i've been there! it was so fun! but i'd suggest that you go there not in the summer season, though it may seem a parody. there are plenty of people there during summer. and alot of garbage. and yeah, the temperature is cold. real cold. (sigh) i miss baguio. was there 4 weeks ago.
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@mike2003 (287)
• Philippines
17 Jun 07
Yup....that's really true.... Don't go with the crowd...hahaha... Amazing how you fall in love with places and never seem to let go..
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@rangics (1335)
• Philippines
17 Jun 07
Sad to say I haven't gone there yet. That's actually one of my pitstops when I get the chance to travel someday. ( When will that thing ever happen?. WHEW! ) I know that place is really beautiful. ;) Good for you yo had experienced living there. Sure thing it was suh a memorable one for you. ;)
@mike2003 (287)
• Philippines
17 Jun 07
Yup....the best part though was the evenings....Sure,people say it's losing it's old touch because of developments here and there but The cool evenings are still the best for me there... Sooner than you know it you'll be up there and posting your experience on mylot..^_^
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@ryanphil01 (4185)
• Philippines
17 Jun 07
i have been to Baguio when i was still in my 3rd grade, wayback 1967, togeher with my father. if i can remember it right we stayed in one of my father's cousins and stayed there for three days. i had the chance to see and visit the Philippine Military Academy, Burnham Park, the Lourdes Grotto where i had to take the many steps leading to the Blessed Mother. I couldn't forget the cold weather then because i was wearing thick clothings and jacket. that wasmy first and last visit to Baguio. I know lots of changes and developments happened there for the last 3 decades and i am still hoping to revisit the place someday.
@mike2003 (287)
• Philippines
17 Jun 07
Whoow! that was a long time ago....:-)...the weather is still the same...There's an SM Baguio there now regards to developments and yes, the sights you mentioned are still the best visitor attractions....Still as romantic as way back then..:-)
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@happymom1 (1179)
• United States
17 Jun 07
I did not go that place yet but i will visit it someday. I heard alot of people telling me its really a nice place to visit.
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@mike2003 (287)
• Philippines
17 Jun 07
Yup!! really really nice.....the atmosphere is what sets the mood the first time you step in Baguio.
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@butterfly39 (3907)
• Philippines
21 Jun 07
I am a Filipino but I never benn there in Baguio city. How I wish I can visit there coz I know that it is really a beautiful place. I only see Baguio on TV.
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@mike2003 (287)
• Philippines
21 Jun 07
Get around to visit it some day..You'll enjoy it..
@yuanchang (475)
• Philippines
21 Jun 07
i have been to baguio for like 5 times. the most recent was when i took a flight to loakan airport, via asian spirit. their airport is too small for bigger planes so only smaller planes are allowed, the only airline that flies there is asian spirit. if you haven't been to baguio you are missing half of your life :) but if you already went there numerous times i think more people want the old baguio than the present. urbanization sometimes kills the peace and quiet of baguio. but baguio is a great place to migrate in because you don't have to have ventilation appliances that can add up to your electric bill, vegetables are cheaper and cold weather is great for the skin ^-^.
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• Philippines
6 Mar 08
Nice to know, you love our place. Indeed, enjoy and welcome to Baguio at all times! Smiles!
• Philippines
18 Jun 07
I havent been there but I am hoping I will one day. I have so many Baguio pic sent by riends who has been there. I would like to see The Mansion. I wish I could sleep there for a night but they say its very scary to sleep there. I also want to see the Ifugao's.
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@mike2003 (287)
• Philippines
18 Jun 07
Hahaha...lots of ghost tales in Baguio too... I guess it's because of the atmosphere there..
• Philippines
18 Jun 07
I've been there a lot of times when I was a kid and god knows how many horseback riding trips I had! hahaha! There was even a time I fell from the horse and broke my back. Since then, I never rode big horses! The barrel man! Endless ukay ukay! Grilled corn! And the cold fog that wakes me up at dawn! Had a lot of fun memories there. But my family sold our house and I never had the opportunity to go back since I didn't know where to stay...Sadness...Would you know where there's a cheap place to stay and how much? I would love to go back!
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@mike2003 (287)
• Philippines
18 Jun 07
those are good memories. there are lots of places you could stay.... Aside form the hotels, there are apartments that offer their rooms as transients too...
@bcl_me (583)
• Philippines
17 Jun 07
I just love to go to bagiou Its like i am so close to nature everytime I go there...my main activity is the usual thing...stroll around the city by hiring a cab for one day...and my routes are john hay, burnham, session road, SLU, PMA, etc...Bagiou now has changed so much and there so many improvements...lots of new hotels...it is really beautiful
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@mike2003 (287)
• Philippines
18 Jun 07
And SM Baguio at night looks....Wow! you got a rooftop view of the whole city...
@dons626 (404)
• Philippines
17 Jun 07
I did went there with my friends but that was 2 years ago. Its a very cold city. Theres no aircon there because the whole city feels like theres a centralized aircon everywhere 24/7. I like to try to live there for a couple of months but didnt have the chance to. :)
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@mike2003 (287)
• Philippines
18 Jun 07
And the sunshine doesn't hurt your skin.even at noon...
• Philippines
17 Jun 07
I always go to Baguio every summer..it is my favorite place in the Philippines..i like the weather, the ukay-ukay, fresh fruits and vegetables, and best of all, i like wearing coats and boots there..because i don't look ridiculous since the weather is cool..i actually wants to live there permanently if only i could..
@mike2003 (287)
• Philippines
17 Jun 07
You said it! So many people's fondest wish is to live there. You can actually wear your best leather, wool or boots and never look a bit weird.
@argie713 (1809)
• Philippines
17 Jun 07
I have been to Baguio and I like the place. We stayed at Pine Breeze Cottages. Although the place did not have any air conditioners, it was still cold during the night. The taxi is cheap too. Flag down rate is only 25 pesos. I like it when it's 4 am, so cold.
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@mike2003 (287)
• Philippines
17 Jun 07
Yup, nobody needs aircon cause it's cooooold...And the good thing about the taxi is it's always metered, they don't reject passengers and they return your change even if it's 1 peso....It gets really cold in the late afternoons and at dawn when you can actually see fogs out of the house... That's why you really need to cuddle up..:-) Hope you had a good experience in Baguio...
@mialei23 (2386)
• Philippines
26 May 08
I went there 3 years ago. I loved the place and people there. I hope manila is as cold weather like baguio, I hope but its impossible hahaha. anyway, I wish I can come back.
26 May 08
i;ve been to Baguio city! my relatives live in the upper quary and the last time i went there it was really crowded but FUN! i love it there and i wish i could go back real soon ^_^
@maquisa (316)
• Philippines
26 May 08
i've been there for almost 25 yrs of my life...im a full blooded baguioain...baguio sees everything from my worst to my best,this city is very accomodating and very thrustworthy,yup...even a centavo will be given back to you especially if you ride a taxi,you can stay outside and even sleep in the park late in the evening theirs nothing to fear, you can even walk alone in the dark because your so confident that nobody will hurt you...and think about the fresh vegetables and our very own..."STRAWBERRIES","SUNFLOWERS" and different kinds of flowers...hay i can't help but to miss thhis city,The place of fresh Flowers,THE SUMMER CAPITAL OF THE PHILLIPPINES!
@babyanj (131)
• Philippines
20 May 08
I've been to Baguio several times. I love going around the city with my cousins and seeing the Flower Festival almost every year. My uncle belongs to the army so we always got to see demonstrations and the graduation ceremonies at the Philippine Military Acadamy. The last time I went there, I was with my friends from the office and it was one of our most memorable trips. The weather is great and most of the people are really nice.
@zonaly (40)
• Philippines
20 May 08
i loved baguio also and i want to live there coz i like the atmosphere.
@jeanniemay (1803)
• Philippines
6 Mar 08
Baguio City is my home and my origin! Yes, who would not love the place where you have learned and earned your being. Many says, Baguio is a mini city built only for about 30,000 plus population and the city builders never imagined that it's population will blossom of the number it has today. It is now becoming the center of education in the Cordilleras. I love my home!