The summer capital of the Philippines, the bed of pine trees, Baguio City.
After I experienced my very first flight, my trail continued. Before my family transfered here in Davao City, we lived back then in a silent town of Agusan del Sur when I was a kid. One happy day, my sister and I were dreaming of drifting somewhere, far from our place. We said let's go to Manila, then head to Baguio! Then we burst into loud laughters. Why? Because we simply knew that it was impossible: we are kids, we are poor, and we are too far.
We transfered to Davao City, graduated, and worked for a living. Years after, the impossible trail happened. Without even noticing, I was on my way to my childhood dream, I was indeed heading to Baguio City. Still, it was a work-related travel.
When the fogs visited the city, I kissed it.
My very first souvenir from the City of Pines. Until now, I am keeping the Igorotak shirt, sling bag, and the wooden pencil.
Posted below are some of my video captures during the trail. I love my weight then, still thin, hahaha! In my upcoming article "Baguio: The 2nd Visit", I kinda gained weight, and my hairstyle changed also.
Dreams are possible indeed. Few months after my visit, my sister Zillah explored her own trail in Baguio City. She had her own adventures. Follow her trails below.
The Mountains of Cordillera
The Trail Impact:
Dreams are possible, no matter how simple or big they are. Visiting a city on a hill was amazing, praise God for His creation. As the fogs kiss the pine trees, Baguio indeed is the summer capital of the Philippines. Walking along the Session Road at night, I spelled the word COLD. As I ran inside the non-airconditioned SM Mall, it was like a fire place, soothing my numbed skin. I want my Nanay to follow this trail, soon!
What about you? How was your 1st Baguio visit? What have you learned after exploring the trails of Baguio City? Share your trails and drop your comments below!