A short stop off in Baguio

Trip Start Aug 09, 2010
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Trip End Feb 01, 2012


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Tamawan Village

Flag of Philippines  , Luzon,
Monday, March 21, 2011

Our trip to Baguio was aboard a very luxurious coach with extra wide comfy seats and even wifi. We actually booked our accommodation online whilst on the bus! 
The five hour journey flew by due to the good company (Ashley & Anna), great scenery and the fact that we were all on a sugar rush! For some reason at the bus station the only food we could buy were donuts. So we bought loads of them! We were bouncing around like kids by the time we'd all ate our 4th donut. 

 The accommodation we booked on the bus was very cool. We stayed in a recreation of a traditional tribal village. Our place to lay our heads for the night was our very own tribal hut. It was brilliant! 


 






 


                                                                                                                                                                  




We quickly threw our backpacks in to the hut and got on to the Filipino beer. The resort we stayed in was really funky with loads of brilliant art scattered about. If we were not travelling we would have brought some. It was that good. 

After dinner (thankfully no donuts were in sight) we got chatting to a local guide who gave us great tips on our destinations further into the mountains. It was so refreshing to be chatting to a local who was just giving advice without expecting anything in return. 
At night, in true tribal style we all sat around a fire drinking beer, swapping stories and playing music. Sadly Ashley & I are city boys and there were many times where we almost put the fire out by messing around with it! Ah well, we looked like we knew what we were doing! (Note from Karen: At one point Ashley very confidently moved a few sticks around and I would have been very impressed with him had the huge flame we'd had a few seconds earlier instantly die out!)




 
Talking of being at one with nature. When we went into our hut to retire for the night we noticed a HUGE spider on our ceiling. Now Kaz & I have got used to sharing our abode with nature's weird and wonderful animals, Ashley on the other hand had just flown in from his lovely house in Stratford upon Avon, a place known for Shakespeare but not exotic wildlife. So he was not too pleased about our uninvited guest. At one point I crept up to his bed and started ticking his feet. Well I have never seen him move so fast! Ha ha. If he starts the London marathon like that, he will surely win! Maybe Anna should dress up as a spider and chase him around the course! 
So that was our stop over in Baguio. It was another brilliant day. See you up higher in the mountains! 
Love Paul, Karen, Ashley & Anna xxx
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Good read very funny xx

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