Revisiting Baguio: A Truly Blissful Experience
It is already summer all around. With the smell of sun bursting out from the sea, with the feel of comfort as you sleep in this “siesta” afternoon, you can easily tell that its already here.
As a precursor to this year’s summer, me and wifey planned to go out primarily in a place that is memorable to us. A place where we remember feeling young and in love once again and at the same time relax and unwind a bit. After all, its been quite some time now since we went out together.
It was probably by chance that we’ve been in Baguio City once again. We were just enjoying our usual Thursday evening when all of a sudden a good friend of us texted, asking if we’re available the next day until Sunday for an event in Baguio City. We never hesitated nor had to think twice if we will confirm the invite or not but we answered a huge “yes!” right away. And then, that’s it! We found ourselves standing in front of the Eurotel North EDSA at around 3o’clock in the morning waiting for our van that will bring us to Baguio City.
- Welcoming the Tourists
After 5 or so hours of travel time, we finally arrived in Baguio City. A familiar smell and cold climate caught our senses right away after we landed our feet in the country’s summer capital.
Eurotel hosted this 2011 blogger’s event not just to showcase their Hotel but to also showcase their finest expertise in giving comfort to its guests.
We we’re greeted with warmest smiles by Eurotel‘s crews as Ivan Aoki, Eurotel‘s Marketing Assistant, introduced us to the rest of the people that welcomed us.
We then decided to rest a bit in our assigned rooms courtesy of Eurotel Baguio. After which, we went downstairs to have our “brunch”
As we,once again, enter the quaint and elegant hotel lobby, wifey and I, together with our fellow bloggers, were assisted by another crew to the dining hall where we can have our breakfast.
- Revisiting Session Road
We headed to Session Road as soon as we finished our “brunch”. Together, with one thing in mind, we won’t let our precious hours be wasted.
As I can recall, Session Road seven years ago when I first came here is still like this. Things hasn’t changed that much. It might be crowded during the time that we pass by but this is due to the last day celebration of the Panagbenga Festival.
Our blogger friends, Melo of Out of Town Blog, Claire of Lakwatsera De Primera, Jen of Marriage and Beyond, Jonel of Let’s Go Sago and Jen Adams of The Sexy Nomad, seemed to enjoy the whole scene. Wifey (Iris of pinayads.com) and I really had a great time with these folks.
With a camera handy, each and everyone took a shot and flash their fancy smiles in almost every corners of this famous road.
Flowers were also all over the place, one main reason why I fell in love with Baguio City.
We came back at the hotel around afternoon. We had a little tour around the hotel and they showed us Eurotel Baguio‘s finest rooms and amenities. They showed us their function room that caters from 10 to 450 pax. It also offers venue for parties, weddings, special occasions, seminars and conventions with a complete range of audio visual equipment and training tools.
And with the Banquet Set-up specially for us that night, dinner time was so much fun!
- Baguio’s Hidden Secret
We spent the following day mainly by touring outside. This might be my fifth or sixth time in Baguio and I really thought that I’ve already explored all of its beauty… but I was wrong. We headed to the Bell Church. It is is located north of Baguio along the road leading to the capital town of La Trinidad, Benguet. It is some sort of a Taoist Temple wherein you can see temples filled with artifacts. It is told that this is a secret place in Baguio as getting here might be a bit tricky and its not usually included in the tour offered by most of tour agencies. A cool place to be, must I say!
- Next Stop
We headed to Tam-Awan Village afterwards. It is located in the outskirts of the city, mainly a reconstructed town that has an art gallery that attracts many artists. This is when I thought to myself that the Filipino art can go international!
It was almost late afternoon when we arrived at La Trinidad, Benguet also known as the Strawberry Farm. It is located around 30 minutes away from Baguio City, This is where you can pick fresh strawberries to bring home or consume while you’re still on tour. Fresh produce can also be bought here at half the Manila price.
- Almost Home
It was night time again, we were tired as we toured all day. Good thing though is that we are staying in such a relaxing place. It really felt like it was home. Wi-fi access is also available throughout the hotel, making your social-electronic life much more convenient. Security is not an issue as well as the hotel is a well-secured place.
- Studio – Php2,126
- Standard – Php2,528
- Standard Twin – Php3,000
- Euro Suite 1 – Php2,855
- Euro Suite 2 – Php3,369
Our last night of stay ended with a relaxing whole body massage courtesy of Spa de Soleil which is located at the upper ground floor of the hotel. It was one heavenly hour of rhythmic massages combines the techniques of Swedish, Shiatsu and Thai massage that heightened our sense of well being. We end up relaxed and stress free. Iris and I talked a bit about what happened all throughout the tour and shared our experiences as we end up the night and the whole Baguio revisit and this truly blissful event!
*Eurotel Baguio is located at #123 Abanao Extension, Brgy Rizal Monument, Baguio City.
For more information, you may contact Eurotel Baguio at:
Hotel Manager:Arnel Salvador | Email: [email protected]
Corporate Account Executive: Kristen Bitanga | Mobile: +639179718910Email: [email protected]
Hotel Supervisor:Luisa Dela Cruz | Mobile: +639323677179Email: [email protected]