February 12, 2015

Baguio, The Philippines

What Lonely Planet said: Every country in Southeast Asia has an upland, pine-clad retreat from the heat and dust of the lowlands, and Baguio (bah-gee-oh) is the Philippines’ exemplar of the genre. Like other hill stations, Baguio is a university town that boasts one of the Philippines’ largest student populations (a quarter of a million!), and is also a crossroads between hill tribe culture and lowland settlers. For most travellers, Baguio serves as the primary gateway to backpacker bliss up north in Sagada, Banaue and Kalinga.

I was there: March 14, 2014 - March 15, 2014

Camera used: LG Nexus 5

Selfie early in the morning of Day 1
Baguio Main Street
Cordillera Freedom Monument
Lake at Burnham Park

Sunflower at the park

Baguio City Hall
More flowers

Yet more flower

Baguio's Cathedral

Inside the cathedral

Baguio City from SM Mall on top of a hill
Another view from the mall