Adventure Notes # 18: A Trip to Baguio City

BAGUIO CITY
JUNE 19-21, 2016 
THE CITY OF PINES

I am writing this post a few months after our actual trip to Baguio, but the soft cool touch of the mountain air and the sweet smell of the pine trees is on my mind.Who hasn’t heard (and been too) of Baguio? Nestled in the high mountains of the Cordillera, Baguio is popular for its cool weather and notable landmarks. Towering pine trees which reminds people of the Christmas tree adds an iconic symbol for a city that has been known as the Philippine’s summer capital.

Indeed, once can never tire of going to Baguio. There are some who’ve made it their tradition to visit the city every year! I personally have been there for at least three times and will not hesitate to visit again if I have the chance. Another reason why people love the city is because you are never far from nature. Although the city proper is already highly urbanized, one only needs to take a short drive in order to see the pine trees and the greeneries still surrounding the city.

Here are a few photos I have that showcase the natural beauty of the city on top of a mountain.

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A towering pine tree against the sunset

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Mines View Park

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Clear blue skies

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The President’s summer residence

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Candidates of the Philippine Military Academy on their after drills

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Pine trees at the Camp John Hay

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Still more pine trees adorn the city’s backdrop.

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This view reminds me of the Zambales mountains as seen from Mt. Tapulao

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Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
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