Thursday, March 11, 2010

finally baguio

after three days of "roughing it," i.e., bathing tabo-style with cold water, sharing bathrooms with total strangers, trekking 400 meters down a mountain to our accommodations (and 400 meters up to get out of it), sleeping every night at 9pm because there's no TV, no Internet, no lights (lights out at 9pm!), on the fourth day we left for baguio. back to civilization! what a difference a few mountain ranges make! once we got to magsaysay avenue, the "progress" hits you. ugly buildings, houses built one on top of the other, a beeline of jeepneys creating a parking lot on one lane, blablabla...


it's nice when you finally check into the manor at camp john hay and get a feel of the old baguio, the one we grew up with back in the 70s--fresh air, pine trees, fog, and no traffic...



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