I shared our recent Baguio trip and mentioned that we stayed in transient house we had back in 2014. I’m sorry if I don’t know the name of the accommodation but it’s an old three-storey house in Camp Allen (best hotel deals and prices here and here). The rooms are simple and suited for groups/families. There’s nothing grand about it except on the rooftop overlooking the whole city.
I’ve realized Baguio City, in Christmas season, may not be the best destination if you’re rooting for a serene trip. We went there few days before New Year and it wasn’t that good compared to our trip last April 2016 and May 2014. The weather was surely breezy but the whole tourist drama was quite overwhelming.
I’m falling in love with the turtleneck trend and glad to score one from my go-to thrift store. Oh thrift store is my ultimate best friend! I admit it’s not practical to wear this piece in tropical places especially here in the country where hot weather is almost unbearable but choosing the right fabric and fit can give justice.
Igorot or Kalinga costumes captivated me when we explored Mines View Park (Baguio). They are totally unique and vibrant. I rented and tried one for myself (P20) and it’s surreal. Wearing this handwoven piece felt like I stood out from the crowd. Maybe this is what it’s all about – when we show some love and appreciation to our culture, it brings out the proud Filipino in us.
I somehow ditched the cold weather clothing on our Baguio trip as I anticipated that hot weather knows no boundaries. LOL. Kidding aside, I also didn’t expect that my outfit would result in a Bohemian look with modern twist. I just grabbed my panama hat, fringe bag, strappy sandals and put on dungarees over a simple tee. Voila! Adventure and Coachella ready!