15 November 2010
Knowing Victory Liner has a deluxe bus trip going to Baguio City at 10:15AM, K and I left the hotel around 8AM just so we could have enough time to travel from Malate to Cubao. K didn't eat the Spanish Sardines breakfast at the hotel, so I wanted to use the open time getting him to eat something because I know travel time would be long.
We got to the terminal around 8:45AM, and when I queued for the tickets, I found out the deluxe bus in the morning didn't have any comfort room, so I just decided to go for the normal airconditioned bus, which was leaving at 9AM. K found it a good thing - the stop overs during the whole trip would give us some time to stretch, walk, and buy food items impulsively. :)
The province of Tarlac is decorating establishments with the belen (the Nativity Scene), and even if K is not much into Christmas spirit this "early" in the year, both of us did like taking pictures of some images we see while traveling.
We reached Baguio City around 4-ish in the afternoon, and even before the trip, we've already decided to book a room at the Chalet Tepeyac, along Leonard Wood Rd. It was quite far from the heart of the city, but I did love that the rooms are like studio type houses (minus the kitchen area). Not being in one building so to speak made me feel as if we were staying at a house we can call our own.
After fixing some of our things, we went to SM City Baguio because I needed to buy a new pair of footwear. I only brought my flip flops with me, and it was already showing signs of wear and tear. We also took time to enjoy the cool air from the balcony. When it was time to eat dinner, I personally didn't want to eat at any food establishments in SM, simply because I wanted to eat at the stand alone restaurants in Baguio. Funny as it may seem, in the many, many times I have traveled to Baguio, I usually go for the typical fast food chains that exist in Metro Manila, so for this trip, I want to change that.
Two food establishments I hope to eat at while in Baguio were Oh My Gulay! and Cafe by Ruins. Since Oh My Gulay! is just located along Session Road, we decided to walk and look for it. Unfortunately, there was an event at Oh My Gulay! and it was closed for walk-in customers. We only had some breads and junk foods the whole day, so we decided to just find a restaurant along Session Road. K remembered me telling him from way back that I still haven't eaten steak, so when he saw the Sizzling House that serves steaks, he told me now may be the time to have my first steak.
I had the Porterhouse Steak. It was delicious, but the best part of the meal was having K cut out the steak for me. It was just so sweet.
It was really cold in Baguio, and both of us were excited to roam around. For now, we just have to rest and recharge for the days to come.
*** Jenn ***