Nobyembre 17, 2012

Going SOLO at Baguio

After strawberry fields at La Trinidad, next on the list is Bell Church...a 8.50 pesos worth of jeepney ride.  

Bell Church
A few steps from La Trinidad and Baguio border is Bell Church.

The first arch that welcomed me to the compound. It is adorned with a dragon and bells.

The second arch decorated with dragons and bell. I don't know how to read those characters. 

Third arch / gate

This Taoist Bell Church has various pagodas, Buddha statues and attractive landscaped garden.

I noticed that there are always eight corners and pillars on the structures in the area.
8 = lucky...8 = infinity 

Then, we went back to the town (8.50 pesos worth of jeepney ride) for lunch and walked across...
Baguio City Hall

My barkada's schoolmate accompanied me during my first two trips in strawberry fields and bell church. Unfortunately, we don't have pictures together. They invited me to have lunch here at Cafe by The Ruins...I can say that they love to try different dishes and to eat ofcourse, since its related with their course. hehe. I took the above photos when I sneak while waiting for our orders. :)

Cafe by the Ruins

This restaurant is located at Chuntug Street, in front of the city hall. I love its interior design and its vibe. Plus they are supporting local artists as it is also a venue for exhibits.

That's the ruins of a garden theater that also turned as a residence.

They lit the bon fire every night. I want to experience this one. 

my dish Lemon Ricotta with Grilled Chicken Breast. 
A delicate, lemony flavored cream sauce of carabao ricotta cheese; grilled breast on the side. Php 240.00
(photo taken using my phone)

Banana Turon. 
A friend lumpiar really, filled with saba banana, moscovado sugar. Php 120.00
photo credit to Rudi Tabora

This is the part that I really went solo at Baguio because my barkada's schoolmates want to take a nap and I decided to go on separate way. hehe. The rain haven't stop until we finish our meal so I also have to change my original plan. My original plan is to stay up to midnight at Baguio and to book the last trip going to Manila however I chose to book an earlier trip. Medyo na paisip talaga ako nun kasi hassle talaga mamasyal ng umuulan lalo pa't mag-isa ako. Binibilang ko pa nga ang estimated time of arrival ko sa Manila kasi wala namang susunod sa akin sa terminal. So after our lunch, I went to the bus station and checked the departure dahil may free time pa ako napag-desisyunan ko ng ituloy ang pamamasyal ko. *daldal* :)


Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto
is located on Mirador hill in the western part of Baguio city. 

The Latin words "TOTA PULCHA ES MARIA"

252 steps

The shire of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Son of Mary Immaculate

"Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened and I will refresh you. Learn from me for I am meek and gentle of heart." (Mt. 11:28)