Travel Blogs from Baguio
We have hit the road and are traveling throughout Northern Luzon, and although I miss hanging out in Jay and Grace's little slice of Paradise in Aurora, it is fun to be out and about again. This segment began with some adventurous transportation (as many travel stories do, I suppose). Usually when we go from the ranch to Baler we borrow/rent a motorbike because we are going roundtrip, this time we needed to get to town and catch a bus out of town, and ...
... wasn't really affected by the typhoon.
So here is the 'evacuation' part of our adventure, which brings you up to date with us!
Sunday 10 November
There is talk of a military plane coming to the island to bring supplies and the suggestion that it may be able to take tourists back to Manila. It's all very uncertain though, so we just have to wait and see what news comes.
Today feels like a step forward. People are out ...
... by dwellings connected by mazework of laneways and flights of stairs. The city was at the mercy of polluting vehicles and throngs of people. It was so jam-packed that it warranted a mega shopping mall which now stands like an icon of Baguio.
The bus stopped in the underbelly of Central Mall. Walked out without any touts haressment. In actual fact, I was lost for directions. Took a punt and walked up to the closest ...
... of traffic behind me, and the inpatient Filipino drivers giving me no room to back up and get off the road, this was not a particularly good place to be. Horns were working overtime. It wasn't until I got out of the car that the folks behind me realized they were dealing with an old beater driven by a westerner. It is amazing what that does to making room for me to back up. Poor ol' Tin Tin was parked along side this road while we grabbed ...
... the roadside on the way up. In fact it’s about the only place I could book online through my normal sites, same as Vigan. This is not a situation I normally find myself in. That says something important about the reasonable prices in Philippines, and also about my desire for Wi-Fi whenever and wherever possible. Of course the room sucks. I can’t stay in a room without a window. Why do they do this to me, unless they want to see ...
Other places to stay in Baguio
24 Session Road, Baguio | Innfrom $25