All posts tagged: Baguio

The J’s First Anniversary in Forest House Baguio

This post should be subtitled How Forest House Baguio May or May Have Not Ruined Our First Anniversary. Haha! I’d like to share our experience in this hotel. This post contains a combination of good and bad reviews.  In 2011, Jeff and I went to Baguio City after we got engaged. My cousin told me to visit Forest House because they serve good food. We went there but we were informed that we need a reservation to get in. I was a little upset so this time, I made sure we get in. We booked a two-night stay in their bed and breakfast. They made us pay a downpayment for a night which Jeff sent through BPI, and we paid the remaining night there.  We bought tickets in the Victory Liner terminal in Pasay a few days before the trip. There are only two trips from Pasay to Baguio everyday — 1:15AM and 11:15AM. We opted for the 1:15AM trip. The travel will be about 5 hours and we will be in Baguio at around …

Bukitkit

It was a our last day in Baguio. Sunday along Romulo Avenue is busy. There are a lot of people in The Mansion as well as in Wright Park. Jeff and I were strolling down the street to find a place to eat when I saw this. “Bukitkit!” I screamed. It was the Tagalog term for dandelion. I learned the term in one reading seminar that I attended. It was my first time to see a dandelion. Didn’t even know that we have that here in the Philippines. I wanted to pick it out and keep it and maybe plant it in my father-in-law’s yard. But I left it alone.

OMG: Oh My Gulay!

Capping our trip was dinner at a very interesting place. It’s called Oh My Gulay! at La Azotea Bldg. along Session Road. My friend King told me to visit this place, as well as Jeff’s friend. So after killing time in Camp John Hay and walking around Burnham Park, we went to OMG. The building doesn’t have an elevator so we had to walk up to the penthouse. I was panting and said that the food should be really worth the climb. Sorry for the pictures I took. I know it didn’t give justice to the awesomeness of the place. And the food were very unique. And affordable too. They only serve vegetarian dish, but whether you are a vegetarian or not, you still must visit them. Seriously. OMG! Restaurant entrance. View from our seat. Sunset on top of the mountains. Awesome.  Yep, there’s a pond at the penthouse of this building. See why you need to visit this place? 🙂 Oh My Gulay! menu.  Lumpia Salad. Price: Php110.00 Itlog Sandwich. Don’t look for the …

Baguio Shopping

Well, for a two-day trip, I think I spent five to six thousand pesos. That covers the hotel, food, more food and pasalubong shopping. I think it’s very Filipino to buy stuff and bring it home to your family and friends. So anyway, I think these are a couple of things that you can buy in Baguio as pasalubong. Our hotel, Villa Rosal, was just across the public market. It’s located at lower Gen. Luna Road cor Magsaysay Road. It was very easy for me and Jeff to have three trips to the market for our pasalubongs. Yep, three visits. When you get here, kids will come up to you and ask you if you want to buy ‘sako bags‘. These are bags that are made up of cement sacks which costs Php10.00. We bought two. And then the same kid will ask you if you want them to carry your stuff. Okay that’s odd, I can carry my stuff. And they’re so tiny. So don’t let them do it. Nah, it’s just me. So …

Little John’s at Mile Hi Center

My cousin texted me that we should visit Mile Hi. I told him I’ve no idea where that place was and asked where we can have dinner. He told me we should visit Forest House. It was a bit far from our hotel and when we arrived, the front desk told us that we need reservations. Not a good way to shoo two hungry people away. So Jeff suggested we go to Camp John Hay. We took a cab and went there. The driver was stopped somewhere with a bonfire and a band but Jeff said he should take us further down. I was surprised that there’s something more down there near The Manor. There were a lot of outlet stores, a coffee shop and a few restaurants. We thought of having burgers but I noticed Little John’s. I remember reading about it but I didn’t pay much attention. So after we visited all the outlet stores, we sat down and ate. Little John’s at Mile Hi Inn. The restaurant is like Burgoo where you can …

Don Henrico’s Baguio

Jeff told me that Don Henrico’s was from Baguio. I didn’t believe him so I had to check the internet, and yes, it’s really from Baguio. The first branch was opened in 1993 along Session Road (which was the branch we visited). So on our last day in Baguio, while I was craving for McDonald’s chicken nuggets, we went to Don Henrico’s. Labo diba? Haha. Anyway, here are a few pictures. Don Henrico’s along Session Road. I ordered Combo 3 which included Capt. Crunch fried chicken, spaghetti and a slice of Hawaiian pizza.  Price: Php165.00 Jeff ordered lasagna which is a house specialty. Be careful when you eat this because it’s soooo hot! Price: Php190.00 Don Henrico’s Pizza, Pasta and more.. G/F Puso ng Baguio Bldg.,Session Road, Baguio CityTel.Nos: (074) 442-8802 ; 444-3600 http://www.donhenricos.net/ This was originally posted on www.nom-mage.com. Author decided to merge The Misis Outtakes and Nom-mage together.