Baguio, Day 4
09/27/2012 - 09/28/2012
I woke up the next day at around 630am. Had to make sure i did so i can eat breakfast, which was free, and fix my stuff. There were new guests that arrived. One of which was Luis Alandy in his shirtless glory. Yeah. Sinful.
I settled my bill and paid 810 pesos for tapsilog, bihon, a glass of Absolut, and lots of drinks/milo. After taking a shower, i left.
There were no buses nor trikes passing by, so i did the unexpected, i rode a jeepney.
It was sad because i missed the 9am Partas bus. I looked at it go away. Anyway, i had to find a place to stay, and settled at Jollibee. There were a lot of Mercury Drugs and Jollibees. Weird haha.
The Jollibee crew were nice. Greeting everyone and asking for the customer's name. I ordered the crispy wings, which reminded me of what i buy on the street. Sorry. They had a feedback smiley card. Of course i told them they were excellent.
I went back to the bus station, which was more like a cubicle. On the glass screen, it said "No Reservations" but when the bus arrived, apparently there were numbers we needed to get. Anyway, so an old man told me to sit beside him because his seatmate did not come back. I paid 92 pesos for my fare. Did not sleep on the trip again. Almost cried when i realized we were among the clouds. Sigh. That feeling. It amazes me.
When i got off the bus, i was happy to see lots of cabs, which La Union did not have. I got to the hotel (Hotel Veniz) on time. The hotel looked different from the pictures. I'll blog about it separately. Anyway, i got to my room. It smelled of old wood. AC remote control did not work. But the room was decent. Just enough for one person. They had free cookies, little notes, etc. they had a Bible in the rooms, a map of Baguio and lots of information about the city.
After getting settled, i was off to withdraw money. Went to Cafe by the Ruins but it was closed. I had to change plans and ate at Volante along Session instead. It was what it was. A diner. Had to go upstairs for more seats. It seemed like a hang out joint for students. I ordered the Marengo pizza, bolognese pasta and a mango shake. They charged extra for parmesan cheese. Boooooooo!!! Anyway, the pizza was just okay. The pasta's sauce did not stick to the noodles. I ended up eating lots of the sauce with the bread. I might try another pizza next time.
By 4pm it was drizzling, and i decided to go to Mansion House and Wright Park. Took a lot of pictures. Without me hahaha! I walked along the road to see what else i can check out and i found Ketchup, a food community. There were like 5 restos there and i chose Happy Tummy. It didn't have that look that will tell me what kind of resto it was, but they served Thai food. I got a super sweet peanut butter cake with Thai tea, which was orange and looked weird, but was also sweet. Reasonable price too, i only paid 100 pesos.
After that, i was full, so i went to SM Baguio. There were a lot of kids. Not my crowd. After buying stuff at Watson's, i went to Starbucks. Got an iced tea that isn't worth remembering. SM Baguio isn't for me.
I went back to the hotel. I was so full so i decided to just rest for a while. I wanted to go to 50's Diner but i was so tired. Woke up from my nap at around 11pm and ate at KFC Session instead.
Session Road was scary at night. Lots of people walking. I felt adventurous so i walked back to the hotel. Super scared walking alone! Even the overpass was scary. But i made it to the hotel safely. Will not do that again.
Did two things today: said no to lower prices for the stuff i bought at Wright Park and offered to take pictures of strangers at the Mansion House.