I stayed at The Manor - Camp John Hay
in Baguio. What a nice property! It was built as a military camp and there’s a big history behind it including military resort, Japanese concentration camp, resort hotel. It is totally beautiful with outstanding views into the mountains/valleys of Baguio. The food was great, the room was very nice, the spa was good as well. I really enjoyed my stay there.
Baguio is an incredibly beautiful place. They call it the City of Pines because Americans planted pine trees, which are not native to The Philippines, up on the mountain. They have proliferated all over the area, and make for a beautiful, different mountain-top setting. My contacts Jevy and Raquel from Sitel
took me around on Monday and we visited the Botanical Gardens, a silver shop, Mind’s View Markets, the President’s “The Mansion” (her summer home), a lovely park that I can’t remember the name of with a lake and paddle-boats, lunch at a Mongolian restaurant, and to buy DVDs on Session Street. It was a great tour! The city and the views/mountains are all just amazing. And wow! about that weather. It was cool but sunny, only warming up in the middle of the day,
but not the kind of warm where you are sweating. I can see why this is the Philippines Summer capitol - what a change from the Manila humidity. Please enjoy the photos from the day around town.
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