Not that I have anything new to share or there is anything new in Baguio but the recently opened TPLEX shortcut was definitely a good enough reason to come back.
So to all the mommies out there hope this handful of tips will help you enjoy Baguio more with your kids.
Tip #1 : Leave before sun up and make sure you pee before you enter SCTEX and TPLEX.
The nearest toilet is at the end of TPLEX. It's actually clean for a roadside loo but you have to have strong muscles down there to control your pee.
My mom wished she wore adult diapers or at least forced herself to pee while we were at NLEX.
TIP #2: Pick an awesome place to stay.
There is so much to rave about Newtown Hotel that I am dedicating a whole entry to it. (abangan)
Bottomline, it's clean, new, affordable, comes with buffet breakfast, covered parking, heated pool, accepts early check in and best of all it's ghost free!
I spoke to my manong and for a 3o min ride of P200 he earns about 25php.
|Round 3 - Sulit!|
It was my first ever horse ride too, hooray for me...
Thank you to B1 and B2 may tag team tagapadjak ang mga anak ko.
Kya sulit na sulit na sulit namin...
and sulit na sulit ni B1 and B2
It was however P50 for 2 shots with the St. Bernard...
St. Bernard bubble thought: Sus ko ang kuripot ng pamilyang ito!!!
|My 3 year old posing with the oldest Igorot at 95 years old.|
It was refreshing to see so much greens...
|Do not leave without visiting the caves for some adventure! |
It becomes a little claustrophobic after a few minutes so keep your cool and don't panic.
|Swing, swing a song... :)|
|Uy deyop ni inday at ni dudung...|
|My mom and her extra nirarayumang tuhod sa lamig!|
|It makes me happy seeing Sky running and playing as she spends most of her time with her best friend (Mr. Ipad) at home.|
The butterfly sanctuary was closed because the butterflies died from the storm that just visited Baguio 2 weeks before we came (much to the disappointment of my 3yr old Sky). So in memory of those lovely creatures, I am sharing this photo of Ate Sasha taken 5 years ago.
|Sky thinks this is a picture of her so she's not disappointed anymore.|
Sky: Oh, I must have forgotten that we went. I am so forgetful!
Even tho they were not available in the market or for picking, you can still fill your strawberry
craving with Vizco's strawberry shortcake which is a must try at P85 per slice.
Note: Since my children are both girls we passed on a trip to the PMA. However if you have boys--- going there would be such a thrill because they will see real tanks and have their photos taken with marching soldiers.
Tip #4 Find kid friendly places to eat :)
|O'Mai Khan is the only Mongolian Buffet I enjoy. Have your kids pick the ingredients to their meal and force feed them veggies :) (You picked em, you eat em)|