Dining and hanging out with family and friends under the pine trees of Baguio is such a wonderful experience. And one of the new places I get to do just that is the Ketchup Food Community.
I immediately liked Ketchup the first time my sister brought me there, so I have been going back each time I went home to Baguio. There are five restaurants inside Ketchup that serve different cuisines. My favorites are Happy Tummy and Canto. Continue reading Baguio Ketchup Food Community
Tam-Awan Village in Baguio City is a cultural destination carved along a slope up in Pinsao, the mountain above the Easter Weaving School. Tam-awan literally means “to view” or “to look”. On a clear, cloudless day the South China Sea is visible from the Village’s top.
So while husband was busy entertaining and showing mother-in-law around, I drove up to Tam-awan Village with my dad and Patch.
The Village features native Ifugao houses (can be rented overnight if you want a different kind of hotel!), an art gallery showcasing the work of Baguio artists, a cafe (offers pinikpikan!) and lots and lots of foliage. The trails in the coffee tree thickets kinda remind me of the old house where I grew up.
Clockwise: Stone steps at the main entrance; “Dara-dara” plant (literally means “bloody”); wood sculpture; Dad and iPatch on a trail; Dad eyeing a “pika” (native spear… he keeps one at home that he got during his Mountain Province travels in the ’60s). Continue reading Tam-awan Village, Baguio City