I really had no intention of traveling in the early part of 2013. But since I won a hotel voucher during our company’s Christmas party and hubby wanted to use it before summer comes, we planned our Baguio trip for March 8 to 9.
Truth be told, I was feeling kinda Purita Kalaw that time, so it was quite a challenge to budget the trip. We had to forgo a few nice-to-haves (except the resto that I wanted to eat at, more on that later) and stuck with a plan that allowed us to enjoy what the city had to offer.
So here’s part 1 of our Baguio experience, which basically covers our arrival in the city and at the hotel. More or less the first 5 hours of our trip. Part 2 (and probably a part 3) will tackle on the places we visited during our 30-hour-or-so Baguio mini-holiday.
We arrived at Victory Liner Cubao Station before our scheduled trip at 3 AM. Hubby decided to sleep through most of the drive to Baguio.
Three stopovers and 6 hours later, we arrived at the bus station, which was near Microtel.
I have no idea why, but we decided to walk from Victory Liner to Burnham Park. Lack of sleep leads to poor decision making, trust me.
We walked to the overpass near Tiong San via Session Road and made our way to Burnham Park.
Since we knew that the Strawberry Taho won’t last us until lunchtime, we chose to grab some heavy breakfast at the nearest food place… Chowking.
It was still too early to check in at the hotel, so we decided to scour the former Bayanihan Hotel after brekkie. Wow, 3 floors and 4 hours of ukay-ukay galore, imagine that.
We spent enough time in Bayanihan — enough to be able to check-in at the place we’re staying at.
Baguio Burnham Suites is along Kisad Road, directly facing Burnham Park.
We were booked for a stay at the hotel’s Deluxe Queen room on the 3rd floor.
It was 2 PM, and we haven’t had lunch. We decided to go to the place that was considered the “non-negotiable” in our itinerary. But that story will have to wait.