FoodPrints Baguio photo diary


Multifaceted Baguio relaxes as well as stimulates. Foggy mornings and evenings, the peculiar cityscape, the winding eclectic streets, the bustling markets, the myriad of cultures — all these and more make Baguio that picturesque place in our hearts and minds.


Happy to have gone up to Baguio for the FoodPrints shoot for Season 3. The stint was extraordinary. The FoodPrints family grew into a clan — Chef Sandy Daza’s daughter Ali was with the dad, Jennie’s family was complete on the first day, I met new friends like Asunta Rufino, who happens to blog also, and her super smart 5-year old granddaughter, named Una, who takes very good pictures even with my distressed camera. Asunta is the mom of director Cris and cinematographer Iggy Bilbao, so photography must run in their family. As we all know, there are luminaries who are intertwined with the Baguio food scene. So we met many of them, courtesy of Musicgarten artist/art teacher RL. I got starstruck with national artist BenCab. And Kidlat Tahimik, the Father of Filipino Independent Cinema, can be animated in person.

Stay tuned, will post more stories about the FoodPrints Baguio episodes.

Bencab!I had to try the duck flakes of the BenCab Museum’s Cafe Sabel. It has the makings of a comfort food.Cafe Sabel Duck FlakesSandy and AliNot so ordinaryLa Trinidad Strawberry FarmGreensStrawberry Farm wth AsuntaThe beautiful photo is from Asunta.LettuceLa Trinidad StreetCorn Vendor in La TrinidadRiceThe Daily GrindCoffee BeansBaguio StrawberriesLa Presa's StrawberriesStrawberryTwin StrawberriesThe Modern BaguioBatirolThere’s cute Una.JC de VeraBumping into JC de Vera (above) and the Doods (below).EduBaguio FogIHeartBaguioPicture 652TurtleUnaOMG, BaguioPicture 373Vegetarian PancitToday's DessertsOzark Pork ChopPortrait of a bloggerIggyAmareTentBW DotsTunoPicture 247My new blogger friend Asunta.TukaIndigenous Fabric LampLemon MeringueCraft BeerThe only craft beer place north of Manila. Baguio Skyline

Other photos courtesy of Asunta Rufino, Melanie de Leon, Poks Madrid, Jonel and  Francis.
Photographed  by Blauearth © Blauearth™ All Rights Reserved 2009-2015

The Heart of Benguet’s Economy

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Tossed on to the Filipino chopsuey food culture, the salad bowl known as La Trinidad is a trace of American legacy in Benguet. Surviving the importation of fresh greens, the La Trinidad Vegetable Trading Post remains an interesting destination in the face of gridlock.

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Photographed by Blauearth © Blauearth™ All Rights Reserved 2009-2014

Baguio Photo Diary

Quirino Bridge, Santa, Ilocos Sur

We passed through inspiring  early morning sunshine over the Quirino Bridge in Santa, Ilocos Sur, on our way to Baguio. What a spectacular view of beautiful Ilocos in all its simplicity! A case of less is more.

Early Morning Sunshine on the RoadOn a Baguio RoadVintage Baguio

Hello, Baguio!

Saw this beauty in good running condition on the road. We continued the vintage nostalgia over at the “Vintage Baguio” photo exhibit in the Maryknoll Ecological Sanctuary along Sto. Tomas Road. Cameras were not allowed. The photos date back during the American occupation. A virtual American town with horse-drawn wagons and log cabins. Aerial photos of the Kennon Road, built by Col. Lyman Walter Vere Kennon of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and photos of Burnham Park and buildings in the elegant past were among the exhibit’s cache of photos.

BaguioMountainsideBell ChurchLion HeadLion Dance TraineesStrawberry FieldsStrawberriesLa Trinidad Strawberries


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The TecnoHub at the Camp John Hay is a nice area with nice places to eat, stroll and relax. We picked a Quicksilver trucker hat with sunset palm tree silhouettes for  Eugene at R.O.X.

For the adrenaline junkies, there’s a Tree Top Adventure nearby where you can fly a la Superman looking down onto pine forests or fall in the head down position.

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Another dinner at Cafe by the Ruins.

SOOC Sunset from Naguillan Road

Sunset from Naguillan Rd. on our way home.

Photographed by Alexa, Brandon and Blauearth
© Blauearth™ All Rights Reserved 2009-2013