Welcome, 2015! To welcome the new year, I went on an adventure trip to Sagada! And one of the highlights of the trip was watching the sunrise at Kiltepan View Point.
Sagada, a little town up north in Mountain Province, Luzon, is such an amazing and beautiful place. First-timers like me will be awed with its natural beauty. I took so many pictures, so I will be dividing my blog posts into several parts.
There are so many things to do in Sagada, and they don’t necessarily have to cost much. Sunrise watching is definitely free! Kiltepan View Point is one of the best places to view the sunrise, so that’s where we (my sis, my niece and I) planned to spend the early morning of Day 3 of our Sagada trip. (As you can see, my posts won’t be chronologically ordered.) Continue reading Kiltepan View Point | Sunrise watching in Sagada
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