Bagyo [Baguio] Trip / Sidetrip to Manaoag, Pangasinan

We've been planning to go to Baguio for almost 3 times and because of the bad weather we always ended up going to somewhere else. But this time, we really pursued it even if there's a typhoon that day. We already booked for a hotel room @ Newton Plaza Hotel.

The night before the trip we we're thinking of going to Bicol instead since there's a typhoon which will bring heavy rain on the Northern part of Luzon which Baguio is included. But on second thoughts, we've got nothing to lose if we atleast try and stick to the original plan since we'll go to Manaog first then if the weather is really not okay we'll just go back home.

August 21, 2105

We left Cainta 4:30am and had our first stop at Bonjour Cafe at Pampanga to eat breakfast. Its not raining that time but you'll see the clouds are really dark and its really windy . We had our 2nd stop along TPLEX just to pee. Hehe.

We went straight to Our Lady of Manaog and we attended mass. I was even blessed by the priest and I lit some candles. It was my first time on that church so I wished.

[caption id="attachment_336" align="aligncenter" width="300"]It's raining so its kinda slippery. A lot of vendors will come to you to sell rosaries, prayer booklets etc. It's raining so its kinda slippery. A lot of vendors will come to you to sell rosaries, prayer booklets etc.[/caption]


[caption id="attachment_338" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Manaoags' famous "TUPIG"!!! I think its made of coconut and idk what else but it seriously tastes good. Manaoags' famous "TUPIG"!!! I think its made of coconut and idk what else but it seriously tastes good.[/caption]

We went straight to Baguio after, we took Marcos H-way since its more safer and Kennon Rd. by that time was close. The sky was covered by fog and you seriously cannot see anything clearly. You just need to make sure to drive slowy.

[caption id="attachment_339" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Zero visibility as they say. -_- Zero visibility as they say. -_-[/caption]

We arrived Baguio at exactly 2pm, thank God we're safe. 8% of the population that time has no We went to Central Park Restaurant for late lunch. We had sweet & sour fish, broccoli with golden mushroom and dimsums. I like the bacon wrapped dimsum. [Haven't got the chance to take a picture of what we ordered and their menu. But Central Park Restaurant.

[caption id="attachment_340" align="aligncenter" width="300"]How fog it is? Haha. How fog it is? Haha.[/caption]

We head straight to our hotel. Took a nap, watched movies. We got nothing to do since its raining. We went out at around 7pm to grab something to eat. We decided to go to SM since mostly all of the stores/restaurants are closed because of the blackout/bad weather. We had a hard time going to SM because its too dark.  Unfortunately, we can't decide where to eat. And we ended up going to Good Taste restaurant. It was also a Chinese restaurant around the area that serves the best buttered chicken plus cucumber & lemonade ice tea. Lol [Restaurant address - Carino St, Baguio, Benguet].


We're planning to go and try the black market but it's closed. We just called it a night. (

August 22, 2015

[caption id="attachment_353" align="aligncenter" width="300"]11907169_1061630497183237_6751335602286998554_n It's still a rainy morning -_-[/caption]

We had buffet breakfast which I've ate a lot of pancakes!! Hooray for unlimited pancakes. Lol

[caption id="attachment_365" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Enjoying the food since we're not enjoying the weather. Lol Enjoying the food since we're not enjoying the weather. Lol[/caption]

We decided to check out that day since we're not able to do anything since its still raining. We checked out by 12' noon.

We went to Mine's View Park, Camp John Hay and we even tried to go to Diplomat Hotel but its closed.

[caption id="attachment_366" align="aligncenter" width="225"]Dare to go inside? Lol Dare to go inside? Lol[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_367" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Literally Mine's View is MINE!!! Bwahaha. Lol Literally Mine's View is MINE!!! Bwahaha. Lol[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_368" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Where are they? Are they down there? LOL Where are they? Are they down there? LOL[/caption]

Last stop, we went to Ketchup; The Food Community [There's different restaurants inside it. Its located at; Romulo Dr, Baguio, 2600 Benguet] to eat lunch before we head home. We ate at Canto; The line just for you to get a seats is seriously long but I can guarantee you the food is worth the wait. I super like the ribs & Thai milktea.

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T'was indeed a short, kind of boring "long weekend" trip. But I still enjoyed it because even for a short period of time I got to escape the stress MNL is giving me. LOL

[caption id="attachment_371" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Until my next trip ;] Until my next trip ;][/caption]


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