I Traveled to Baguio

Hotel Supreme Convention Plaza, Baguio

Hotel Supreme Convention Plaza, Baguio

During my second stay at Baguio City, we stayed at Hotel Supreme Convention Plaza which is located at Magsaysay Avenue in Baguio City. The hotel is divided into two buildings – the old Supreme Hotel (according to our Taxi driver) and the new Supreme Hotel – which are just in front of each other. The old hotel is smaller and looks a little older, however the new hotel towers over the other with about 8 floors high and a grand façade that looks inviting especially with Gloria Jeans and the conference room widely open from outside (via window). The lounge of the hotel is huge, divided into the main lounge, the front desk, the souvenir store, the restaurant and a staircase that leads to the conference room / dining room at the top. At the side, near the lounge area is the set of elevators that will lead you to your floor. Although the hotel looked very modernized, it was actually a simple, homey accommodation that’s perfect for those who like a nice hotel with attractive and traditional features. My friends and I were staying at the 7th floor at the far end. The room we were given was nice. It was very roomy, included 4 single beds put together to make 2 double beds, 4 lamps, two side tables,

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Reggang Resto Bar and Grill, Baguio

Reggang Resto Bar and Grill, Baguio

Food: We didn’t get to experience many restaurants in Baguio because my parents didn’t really want to go out, but after our Burnham Park walk, we settled into a nearby restaurant called Reggang. Most of our meals had come from our hotel. Reggang The restaurant was a traditional type of restaurant offering Filipino foods – superbly delicious. I rarely give out major thumbs up, but Reggang had me raving about them for days. Their sinigang was just right, spaghetti tasted like Jolibee’s and we all enjoyed their dishes at reasonable rates. I also loved the ambiance inside the restaurant as it was lighted well and the seats were really cute. The above picture is the Fresh Lumpia, which I never really know what’s in it, because if I do, I probably wouldn’t eat it. I don’t know, my body has this automatic reaction knowing if there are unwanted vegetables or ingredients, I just can’t help but refuse. Okay, so I don’t like vegetables that much. Sue me. Kare-Kare is my father’s favorite dish. I’m not a big fan of it probably because every time we go out it’s the same dish he orders, I don’t know probably to see if it tastes any better than the others. In my very, very silent opinion, they all taste the same. Sizzling Boneless

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Baguio City – The City of Pines

Baguio City – The City of Pines

The summer capital of the Philippines, Baguio is one of the most visited tourist spots in the country. This is partly because while everyone is suffering in heat due to the summer sun, Baguio maintains its cools air. Baguio, an urbanized city at the north of Luzon, in the Cordillera Administrative Region, situated just along the borders of La Union and Benguet, is one of the greatly developed cities in the Philippines due to its increasing amount of tourists each other. Although the place isn’t as historical-looking and simple-bearing as it used to be, people are still aware of the many tourists spots in Baguio. My family and I took our first Philippines vacation together in Baguio (oddly, this happened a year ago and I was only able to blog about it now). We had been planning for this trip quite awhile now, but because of our busy schedules, none of us really made a final decision. We took the trip in May 30 – June 3 of 2009 and it was a very sudden trip. I remember I just got home and we began packing our stuff because we would be leaving in the morning – one of the kinds of trips I love the most, the ones that are unprepared. Anyway, at that time, I didn’t really have

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Veniz Hotel

Veniz Hotel

The hotel we stayed in was a 3-star hotel, located in the heart of Baguio City – just next to the public market, Burnham Park and a 5 minute walk from Baguio Cathedral. The light peach colored building is directly connected to the public market and across the road via an overpass, adjoined with McDonalds and Veniz Grill inside the hotel premises as well as a mini-market housing cloth stores, an ATM machine and cell phone repair shops, on the outs along the corridor leading to the overpass. Since the hotel was exactly in the middle of Baguio City and easily accessible to other locations, it was also noisy and quite polluted – my way of letting the city down easy – buildings were aging quickly (and quite obviously as well), it wasn’t filthy because of garbage, it simply looked unsanitary due to the numerous vendors everywhere and the condition of the public market. I’d have to say that my stay at Veniz Hotel was quite pleasant despite a few disappointing factors. Here’s a few pointers to consider before staying at the 3-star hotel. RATE (1-5, 5 being the highest): 3 Why visit? Location – located at the center, it is extremely practical as you can just walk to Burnham Park and the Cathedral as well as reach several fast

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