Summer is definitely more fun with NIVEA SUN! My top summer wonder is Baguio!
You ask yourself after the sun kissed, your super awesome tanned tone, where should I go next to balance my great vacation? First thing comes to mind of course is Baguio City, the no dying fun nights, the cool breeze, the smell of freshly cut grass, the nice, calm & sweet nature that surrounds you. Definitely a must go place during summer. However, though it's cold there, doesn’t mean you are safe of the sun rays. Once you step down on the bus or your car, it’s time to put on your favorite sun block and keep your skin safe and protected.
Session Road is the main thoroughfare of the city and the center of Baguio's commercial establishment. This is where you will find department stores, banks, movie houses, and bazaars. There are also some hotels, bakeries, restaurants, newspaper stands, bookstores, boutiques, cafes, and studios along Session Road.
We walked around Session Road, a lot of happy vendors were around. Selling street foods, CD's, stuffs, clothes and more! Unfortunately, it poured and we didn't have any photos while walking except this one.
Teacher's Camp is located in a large campus-like environment east of downtown Baguio along Leonard Wood Road. The camp is a training center for teachers from all over the country who come to Baguio during the summer time to enroll in special courses in education. Within the camp are classrooms, dormitories, cottages, dining areas, administrative offices, and assembly halls for different activities that are held there. It has its own athletic oval where national athletes who compete in Olympic events are trained.
We stayed at Teacher's Camp, our guesthouse was very near in White House, the so called haunted house in Baguio City. It is quite popular, in fact it was used in a movie starring Gabi Concepcion and the rest of casts. There on the top left of the photo, i managed to take a picture of it, or should i say a "teaser glimpse" of the house . We were kind of scared, yet we just enjoyed our stay without electric fans, heater and convenient things.
This was year 2010, I was with my good friends King, Jhona, Kenneth, Recka and my partner Kevin. This photo symbolizes the euphoria we felt in Baguio.
We wore longsleeves because the weather was sunny but shivering. We stayed for 3 days and 2 nights and were satisfied. A great time to just chill, empty your mind and just live your life to the fullest.
We attended an event at UP Baguio for our first night where Recka finished her course. The students were lively and joyful!
Infront of the UP oblation statue, sorry the photo is so dark. The boys here are shameless, hahaha! Just a trivia, they all have the same birthdays!
Then we headed to Nevada Square, got drunk and sang our hearts out! Bars are everywhere, we decided to stay in the first bar we saw with midgets waitresses. So cute! I forgot the name of it, I think it's Latina?
The venue! I so love the aura here!
Our drink tastes like Bubble Gum! You can see on the right side of the photo the tiny Karaoke station they have. You must sit there and watched by the audience while you're singing.
Our orders, Kikiam, Fish Ball and Squid Ball.
Bella & Kevin
Mines View Park
There is no doubt that the Mines View Park is one of the most popular and most visited park in the city. From the observation deck of the park a breathtaking panoramic view of Benguet's gold and copper mines and the surrounding mountains unfolds before you. It is a spectacular sight to behold and should not be missed when visiting Baguio.
Lovin' the streetfoods and people around the park. So simple yet stunning.
We're like kids here hahaha! You would see this horse everytime you browse a friend's photos in Baguio. I miss eating sundot kulangot!
1, 2, 3 go! (run?) LOL!
The mall was formally opened on November 21, 2003. It is also the first SM Supermall to not use an Air-conditioning System. The mall is one of two SM Supermalls that make use of natural lighting. It is also the only SM which does not have an airconditioned common area.
View from SM Baguio's terrace.
After that SM Baguio tour, we had lunch at David's Tea House and ordered lotsa foods!
Cua Pao (top right) is my favorite here as dessert or appetizer. It has condensed milk, indeed delicious!
Wright Park & The Mansion
Wright Park, which is located at the eastern part of the city and fronting the main gate of the Mansion, is one of the many scenic parks in Baguio City. Its main features are a shallow elongated rectangular body of water known as the "Pool of Pines" and the park circle which is on one end of the park.
We're like teenagers! Freedom! Yeah!
The Mansion is located on the eastern part of the city along the Leonard Wood Road and right across from Wright Park. It was built in 1908 for U.S. governor-generals and was destroyed in 1945 during the battle for the liberation of the Philippine.
Okay, sorry for the serious photo here! Haha!
The super long stairs! (right)
Mile Hi Center
Mile Hi Center is at Camp John Hay which is a mile above sea level.
Formerly used by the Americans as their Administrative Building, this strategically located commercial strip boasts of a wide variety of shops and restaurants and, of course, Mile Hi Inn. Mile Hi Center is also currently the only commercial arcade in the camp.
Had our lunch at Dencio's! Seafood galore for our last day in Baguio.
The Manor at Camp John Hay
Camp John Hay in Baguio City when referred to pertains to at least two parcels of land. One which is actually the CJH military reservation that encompasses the farthest extent that the base has reached in its variably increasing scope. The entire reservation measures approximately 695 hectares.
My partner and I visited the splendid "The Manor". You know I love this kind of theme. It is a paradise for me. The sun was so harsh and unfortunately I didn't apply a sunblock.
The place is wide and amazing, best for relaxing, honeymoon hotel and for family vacay.
As you can see my eyes here were hit by the sun. Now, I found out that UVA rays from the sun can penetrate deep into your skin and damage collagen, which is the protein that holds your skin together in a firm and smooth way. From now on, I will put a sunblock like Nivea's Invisible Protection Transparent Spray.
We left The Manor with some breads and cookies for our baon on the way to Manila.
Definitely a top contender for the 7 wonders. The word wonder is not even enough to describe the unique experience this God blessed place gives you. The relaxation you have been dreaming for can be achieved in a day of just exploring Baguio. I wish that someday, I could go back there. Its obvious that I really like this place. As much as I like you to visit Nivea's Facebook page and like them to win tons of awesome prizes!
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Have a summer to remember! :)
Always & Forever,