Ren Oray | Gogagah
I always get thrilled whenever I was given a chance to go back to Baguio. Two weeks ago, I was privileged to be with my colleagues to attend the Blogger’s Event of Azalea Residences Baguio.
During lunch we were able to experience the sumptuous offerings of their in-house restaurant, the Tradisyon Pinoy Comfort Food. Surprisingly, sobra s’yang masarap. After we ate, the first thing that came to my mind was “Masaya to! Kung ganto kasarap kakainin natin araw-araw! Masaya to!”
After lunch, our first activity was to meet the artists at Ili-likha Art cafe. We had a chance to get to know them, listened to their music and tried their delicious mountain salad. Overwhelming experience!
Our next destination, the Tam-Awan Village, Tam-awan in the local idiom means “vantage point,” an apt name for a colony of Cordillera Huts that sit on a hillside that affords visitors a magnificent view of the South China Sea on a clear day.
And because we are so curious about the so-called ‘Garden in the sky’ we went up high to get a glimpse of the exhilarating view of the whole city. It’s also an honor for me to be sketched by one of their local artists which reminded of me of my office mate back in Manila.
But the night’s young so our next activity was the “ukay-ukay challenge”. We went to the famous night market of Baguio to bond with my colleagues and embraced the cold weather even more.
Exhausted, but I’m glad that we had the softest bed to revitalize our tired body. Thanks Azalea Residences Baguio!
The following day, we’re challenged to climb the Mt. Jumbo. It was absolutely tiring, but it’s all worth it when we reached the summit. The only words I uttered when I saw the sunrise from the peak of Mt Jumbo were “Woohooo! Heaven!” We had our breakfast at the top of the mountain courtesy by Azalea Baguio. We didn’t miss the opportunity to take some jump shots as well.
After the trekking activity, we went downtown to visit the strawberry farm and Wright Park. What’s unforgettable was I met my Horse best friend, Black Boyet. I was very happy that time, ‘coz it’s my first time to ride a horse without an assistant and traveled from Wright Park to Camp John Hay. For me, it was an achievement unlocked.
Before dinner, we had our Salad Competition. Luckily, we won! Woohoo! Ang tunay na lalaki, gumagawa ng salad Haha (I quipped).
Overall, our last night in Baguio at Tradisyon Comfort Food restaurant was superb! Cap off the night with beautiful live band acoustic music.