Back in February, I attended a PLDT Bossings event and won the best prize ever: a three-day, two night stay in Camp John Hay! Call me a geek, but the first thing that came to my mind was that I could work on my thesis in Baguio 😉 Nerdy me finally scheduled a thesis-writing weekend on the last week of March.
But even if I had every inclination to make this a solo trip, I wasn’t about to waste the prize. The room I was given could take a maximum of four people! So I went ahead and brought along the most obvious companions—mom and dad.
Speaking of mom and dad, here they were right after we arrived at the hotel:
They’re really the perfect paper-writing companions. As you can see, I don’t have much of a problem asking them to leave me alone 😀 I unpacked our stuff in the most OC way and fled the scene to scout the area.
We were billeted in The Suites because The Manor was full. But this hotel was equally world-class:
Here’s the very relaxing lobby area:
and how it looks from outside:
The hotel experience was so wonderful that I’d go back when I could afford it. I was surprised to find out later that they give a 50% discount during the yearly rainy season, so that’s probably my chance!
I went to the proverbial Mile-Hi, where I spent the rest of that afternoon and where we would eat most of our meals during this trip. The Manor’s restaurant, Le Chef, is very famous but the prices are beyond us. Mile-Hi and the Filling Station (farther down the road) were our meal stops.
We wanted to try Chocolate de Batirol but it wasn’t open when we went 🙁
And to take advantage of the relaxing air in Baguio, I went around taking photos of the scenery:
We also visited two churches:
1. Baguio Cathedral
2. St. Joseph Church
And the thesis? No photos. But it doesn’t mean I didn’t get anything done 😛