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Beyond The Enchanting Panoramic Pine View You Shouldn't Miss

Home to one of the most gruesome stories in history, Baguio has a lot of stories to tell which has intrigued thousands of tourists year after year. A Victorian-style mansion known as White Laperal House has been known to be a place where suspected spies get tortured and killed during the World War II. This has become a quirky Bamboo museum and has been a setting for a very haunting film, White House.

The dilapidated Diplomat Hotel was a spooky part of our itinerary. The grunge texture of the abandoned structure is witness to its tragic past. As you'll walk through halls you can just imagine your hair raise as you try to take each other's portraits in the hopes of capturing a spirit on film. Urban legend has it that nuns were beheaded during the onset of the War.

Not just your ordinary university town, Baguio is like an enchanted princess all clad in gems as flowers. Romantic parks abound with spectacular panoramic views that is sure to leave you breathless. The city has become touristy, yes, but never spoiled. It continues to be a quaint town uphill nestled in the middle of mountain ranges where the cool air gushes around and invigorates locals and the allured visitors alike. Record low temperatures could reach 6 degrees Celcius that is why homes, malls, hotels, etc. need not place air conditioning and instead use large fans for circulation.

This highly-urbanized yet art-nurturing city comes alive when the Panagbenga festivities drums its beats, when city dwellers take that long drive to seek refuge during the Holy Week and when the Christmas season delights everyone in merry making.

With some land areas designed to grow fresh organic crops and healthy tangy blood red strawberries that you can pick yourself, it has been a haven for people seeking nutritious food and novel pasalubong delicacies as well.

If you can't go there any time soon then enjoy these snaps in the meantime...

Session Road Art Haven








The Grotto



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The Diplomat Hotel












Tam-Awan Garden in the Sky


Tam-Awan Garden in the Sky Baguio

Tam-Awan Garden in the Sky Baguio

Tam-Awan Garden in the Sky Baguio


Tam-Awan Garden in the Sky Baguio

Tam-Awan Garden in the Sky Baguio

Tam-Awan Garden in the Sky Baguio

Tam-Awan Garden in the Sky Baguio

Tam-Awan Garden in the Sky Baguio

Tam-Awan Garden in the Sky Baguio

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The Strawberry Farm


The Strawberry Farm Baguio


The Strawberry Farm Baguio

The Strawberry Farm Baguio




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The Parks




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jaysee pingkian jayseeblabs baguio








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Thank you to Mr Vincent Tabor and Azalea Residences for making this possible!

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That World-Class Science Museum in Manila

When you are in the mood to be taken out of this world with all the awesomeness of Science, then head on to the most beautiful business district in Manila and visit The Mind Museum in Taguig

Sitting mightily on a 1.2 hectare lot in Bonifacio Global City, brace yourself with most visually stunning exhibits and interactive stations that educates, entertains and lets you grow appreciation to the world we live in.


It’s a great place to get lost in as every corner has been filled with facts and info that is sure to keep you overwhelmed with excitement. 

It is so well-built from the ground up that I would recommend it to all foreign guests and diplomats visiting the Philippines.



The story of our world is well told in pieces that is easy to understand and digest. Think of it like your elementary Science book coming alive.



The architects, designers, engineers, scientists, businessmen behind this visionary project deserve the highest recognition and my ultimate respect.  

I was blessed to share this day with my best buddies since high school Jammy and Jasper.



It’ll blow your mind and bring out the kid in you. I’m proud to be a nerd and I love to be in a place where I can be one without being weird.

You can be with your family or with your barkada and I guarantee you’d have a great time. The dinosaur, piano stairs, harp with no strings, the phases of the moon, solar system, the evolution theory, human senses, the arcade, animals, molecules, heart and the brain, the static globe that raises your hair, wildlife, the huge chocolate and so much more to look out for.



Three hours is actually not enough for you to run around, take pictures, read the infographic, press buttons and pose some more.

The 3D film which boasted an all-Filipino team was the highlight of our visit. After the movie, I was left in awe and saddened that it had to end. I was taken through a filmic tour of the history of the universe.



The visual and verbal consistency of the messages and signages was also notable. Everything about it was well-thought out. Plus, the striking futuristic architecture will make you beam with pride. 

Known to be worth a billion pesos, The Mind Museum in Taguig materialized solely on private donations from the biggest companies in the country and most of whom you will find out once you get there due to some branded stations. I just wish they could’ve muted down the corporate branding on some stations since we paid a regular price but that’s just me. For all I know they could've charged me much higher. The ticket prices are a bit high compared to NIDO Discovery Center in MOA but they justify the experience nonetheless. I wish I could’ve gotten it at a subsidized rate since I am an employee of the benefactor but I had learned about it a bit too late.

Anyway, when in Manila, you know what to do...



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