Waiting in the woods

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Camp John Hay, Baguio City
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Batirol Breakfast

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BAGUIO CITY – When in Baguio, never miss the joy that hearty breakfasts bring, especially when shared with good friends.

Below was an indulgence brought by Choco-late de Batirol, which consisted of steamed rice, longganisa (pork sausage), fried egg, champorado (cocoa-flavored rice porridge) partnered with tuyo (dried fish), and a cup of hot chocolate.

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BenCab Museum

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TUBA, BENGUET – If Mother Nature’s works of art aren’t enough, head over to Ben Cab Museum for a little bit of contemporary art appreciation. Each of the small rooms are filled with paintings, sculptures, photos, wood carving, tapestry, and a lot more.

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Some of these are, of course, made by the National Artist himself, Benedicto Reyes Cabrera.

But if you think you have escaped Nature…

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Wright Park

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BAGUIO CITY – Wright Park is like the amuse-bouche in a cocktail party. It gives you a small bite of a bigger menu of sights and feels and a glimpse of what Baguio is all about.

Lined with pine trees on either side, this park is best enjoyed strolling slowly – alone, with friends, with special person, or with your family – to admire the beautiful trees and the reflecting pool in the middle as it sparkles with the rays of a setting sun.

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All roads lead to church on Christmas day

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National Shrine of the Mother of Perpetual Help (Baclaran Church)

MANILA – After nine days of attending the Simbang Gabi (“Evening Mass”, so named because people woke up very early in the morning when the sun hadn’t shone its first rays), Filipinos would still make it a point to hear the Christmas Mass with the whole family.