I Traveled to Baguio

I Want Te Quiero! A Spanish-Inspired Restaurant in Baguio City

I Want Te Quiero! A Spanish-Inspired Restaurant in Baguio City

Bored in Baguio? Been to Baguio so many times that you’ve hurt your reputation as a traveler? Have you tried almost every restaurant there? Are you looking for a new craving experience? Well, if you are, then there’s no better place to do that than in Te Quiero Tapas Bar and Restaurant, the new Spanish restaurant just beside the homey Microtel Inns and Suites in Baguio. Located just above the Victory Liner bus station, anyone can enjoy dinner there, just before taking off for Manila. One thing’s for sure, though. Your Baguio experience would never be complete without a taste of Te Quiero’s flavorful offerings. Small, but cozy, the restaurant offers diner-like tables with a view of the busy bus station. Décor inside consists of elegant designs, simple, but attractive wall embellishments and soft, romantic lights. Each dish costs about P125 above with beverages averaging at P50 onwards. Cocktails, beer and wine is also available at the restaurant. If my weak Spanish skills is correct, Te Quiero technically means I want you (or usually, I love you) in Spanish and this is definitely what you’ll feel after eating at the restaurant. While that sounds cliché, this time I truly mean it. Offering a variety of dishes in enhanced flavors, you will enjoy the delicious tastes of your favorite local dishes

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The Homey Microtel Inns and Suites in Baguio City

The Homey Microtel Inns and Suites in Baguio City

When you’re out of town, it is always best to pick a place to stay that can make you feel as if you’re right at home. Remember those old, American movies? The ones where the families dream of living in a beautiful home in the woods, with beautiful blue paint and gorgeous white shutters? This is what Microtel Inns and Suites in Baguio look like. Painted royal blue with white shutters, Microtel Inns and Suites fits well with its garden of pine trees in the background, making it look like a homey and pleasant atmospheric place to stay in the cool city of Baguio, akin to that in the rural areas of other countries.   From afar, Microtel looks sophisticated, standing out amongst others because when you look at it from the outside, all you’ll need is snow and you’ll get the picture perfect American dream. Microtel gave us a room to stay in with Darwin of the Tracking Treasure and Sir Lester of Philippine Star. The other bloggers we were with stayed in the next room. Since I’ve already been to Microtel Boracay, let me tell you the difference between both rooms. The type of room given to us was the same (2 twin beds). But the ambiance, the set up of the room and its atmosphere was definitely

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Relaxation and Recreation at Azalea Residences, Baguio

Relaxation and Recreation at Azalea Residences, Baguio

Fresh, new and still smelling of that not-too-sweet, but definitely aromatic scent, Azalea Residences is built just across the Teacher’s Camp, on Leonard Wood Road. Entering the premises, you can already observe the sophisticated façade of the hotel towering of 5 floors and accentuated by a state of the art fountain. Standing outside the hotel, Azalea Residences impresses with elegant off-white colors and brown, matching the atmospheric weather of the Baguio City. As the van parked into the entrance of Azalea Residences, we were met by a bellboy, who helped us with our luggage into the hotel.     Entering the hotel itself, the first thing I noticed was the incredibly clean-kept lounge area, accessorized by huge brown leaves, known as the azalea, rising along the center of the hotel. The front desk, as sophisticated as its façade had been, was accentuated by simple but elegant engraved azalea leaves. The front desk agent looked gorgeously professional in her long, blue and brown gown uniform. I had been expecting a room for two or something of that sort, because I was the only female in the group. However, when the front desk agent gave us our key and the bellboy lead us to our room, we were completely taken back to find before us – a suite room. Azalea Residences specializes

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Enjoying Baguio Bliss: Experiencing Eurotel Day 2-3

Enjoying Baguio Bliss: Experiencing Eurotel Day 2-3

I’d been thinking of putting all of my Eurotel experiences in one post, but because I’m a highly detailed person, I remember almost every single detail of the trip…and I just couldn’t fit it all into one post. I woke up to my alarm at around 5.30am, but because I was greatly enjoying my sleep, I went back to bed. Chino and I didn’t wake up until around 7.30 and by then, we were scrambling about, wondering if we’d make the call time for breakfast. We went down to find that we were the first of our group to actually have come down for breakfast. Hooray for us! I bet I wasn’t the only one who enjoyed their sleep the night before. Breakfast at Eurotel I’m very particular about my breakfast. I love eating breakfast and I love enjoying a delicious meal in the morning. Good thing Eurotel had prepared an engaging breakfast meal that included corned beef – my favorite, eggs, and garlic rice – a meal which I approved of. I’m also a big mango juice drinker so I appreciated the delicious mango and apple juice they’d set. By the way, the night before, Zyn, Genner and Joel had challenged us to a game of finding specific locations in Baguio and taking the exact same pictures to win

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Enjoying Baguio Bliss: Experiencing Eurotel Day 1

Enjoying Baguio Bliss: Experiencing Eurotel Day 1

You can never judge a book by its cover, nor should you rely on first impressions to lead your vacation’s decisions. Apparently, this is what Eurotel taught me when I was chosen to take part in their Baguio Bliss event in February 4-6, 2012. I arrived at around 4.30am on February 4, 2012 at the Eurotel North EDSA, which was the meet-up place for the event. I was greeted by a bellman, who gladly opened the door for me – just like the hotels in Cebu! Some other bloggers were already there so I sat down and chatted with them for awhile. Eurotel North EDSA The façade is different than I’d ever seen before in other hotels. I’ve never really gotten a closer look at a Eurotel hotel and the glass doors, carpeted floors, elegant setting and toned down lighting gave a homey atmosphere that was pleasant and interesting – perfect for a businessman’s lair. Zyn, Genner and Joel (the marketing team of Eurotel) were the first to greet us just before 5am. They offered us breakfast, and even though I already ate, I was happy to take on a bowl of soup and ice tea on the go (I would’ve take a bigger meal though, had I known the others would order big meals). The Cream of Corn soup

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Cheap Place to Buy Pasalubong in Baguio

Cheap Place to Buy Pasalubong in Baguio

*Pasalubong – souvenirs Everyone loves to buy pasalubong for their family and friends. Every time I go out, I make sure that I have souvenirs for each of the members of my family. Just recently, I went back to Baguio for another tour. This is my second time in Baguio and although, I’m really psyched to go out with my friends, I wasn’t happy spending P2500 just for Baguio – again. In my recent trip to Baguio, I found a cheap place to buy pasalubong. Yes, in almost every tourist spot in Baguio, you can find pasalubong stores – I mean it, everywhere. There are pasalubong stores lined up before you get to St. Lourdes Grotto, there’s a longer line of stores at Mines View Park, there’s also another line at Strawberry Farm, you’ll never run out of places to buy pasalubong. I think out of all the places I’ve been to, Baguio is probably one of those where you won’t have to worry about stopping over at some place just for souvenirs. Every stop you make has souvenir stores so it’s never a hassle to tour. I’ve been to Baguio before so I knew how much some stuff costs or at least the range of prices. Before we left Baguio, I did make a nice discovery. In Burnham Park,

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