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.
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.
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.
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.
Another dinner at Cafe by the Ruins.
Sunset from Naguillan Rd. on our way home.
Photographed by Alexa, Brandon and Blauearth
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I lived in a suitcase for exactly a week. Forgetting about the date with Mr. H in Baguio, I traveled to Batangas with Chef Sandy Daza and the team for the last of the FoodPrints shoot for Season 1. Yehey, congrats to me for completing the self-imposed challenge! (The stories come next.) Soon after I arrived and forty winks, the hubby reminded the date with his high school friends and the wifeys. A very long week! Not complaining whatsoever. We had loads of fun regardless of an unforeseen glitch.
Eating like a horse for a straight one week is over the top. If you’ll notice, I gained a muffin top.
Big thanks go to dear friends.
The Bell Church Buddhist temple in La Trinidad, Benguet.
Baguio is not complete without visiting Cafe by the Ruins.
Basil bread bursting with freshness. Below is Thai beef salad designed to be paired with some tangy curry dressing.
The best and only kesong puti salad, mizzled with upland dressing, in town!
Discovered a new fave at Cafe by the Ruins! A touch of France with duck confit, leg fantastically cooked in its own lard! Super, I’m still imagining the tasty sweetness!
Read: Paul McCartney bought a BenCab for P70 in the ’60s.
The La Trinidad Baguio vegetables bagsakan daily grind.
Finally found time to check out Liana Garcia Joyce‘s Lomo photos at the PNKY Cafe.
Chanced upon my best friend and her Nina with the same Punchdrunk Panda Seashore Sun Daze camera strap for her Canon. They were about to leave The Forest Lodge when we arrived.
Morning walk to Choco-late de Batirol near the Camp John Hay exit, or is it the entrance? I got an iced chocolate drink laced with almond essence to wake me up.
The boys’ breakfast.
Peeping into a bag of Brothers Burger. Between a burger and onion rings, I’d choose the latter. With cilantro cream and blue cheese please!
The way to cool.
The fruit of passion.
Photographed by Blauearth © Blauearth™ All Rights Reserved 2009-2013