“Getting lost along your path is a part of finding the path you are meant to be on.”
Sometimes, there’s always a part of our life that turning to the wrong directions are much interesting behind those unknown places that would lead us to a path of knowing ourselves. When our past allows us to escape from what we used to be, it’s a sign for us to get lost.
(Remember about my previous post: Part 1).
After escaping, we get lost to somewhere that we are meant to be. Getting lost draws a path of reality that we supposed to live, and that’s the only way to find ourselves enough and more than enough of who we are. It isn’t a waste of time, rather it’s a mystical way of finding ourselves better. Well, going farther from the madding crowd and losing ourselves to somewhere are worth rewarding. Let the light of adrift journey flashes our way because at the end, getting lost is just fun and amazing.
For the second part of our half day tour to Baguio City, it was getting more exciting to walk and travel around those drop dead gorgeous scenery. And honestly, since it’s our first time to step into this place we weren’t familiar with the locations of each spot and we got lost in some places that we didn’t expect to visit. But finding it’s right way drove us to go further and convey us how life of getting lost was part of finding ourselves, too.
5. Baguio Botanical Garden
After walking about the Wright Park and crossing the street, we finally arrived at The Botanical Garden (also known as Igorot Village), this historical place touches my heart because of its fabulous nature’s beauty. Together with the same companions, we walked down and went over the native huts typical of the type of Igorot dwellings found in the Cordilleras. And the place also features some garden for Asean countries with its collections of traditional styles and cultivation of displaying ranges of plants labelled with their botanical names. The place is owned and managed by the Philippine goverment. The Botanical Garden is located at Leonard Wood Rd, Baguio, Benguet (one kilometer away from the Session Road) and just a walking distance from the Wright Park.
|Taebeak is a the name of the mountain with the meaning “Bright Mountain” in Korea.|
|The park was built in honor to Korean visitors. Ops! We wish to be like Korean. 🙂|
|Hangzhou is the capital and largest city of Zhejiang Province in Eastern China.
This park is located across the Taebeak Park. It gives grace and thanks for Chinese tourist.
|Welcome to the Japanese Area. The entrance of Japanese Tunnel.|
|Japanese Tunned built between 1942-1945 during the occupancy of Japanese Imperial Army in Baguio City.|
|It serves as a medical clinic during the time. It has 30 cubicles, each intended for the patients during the war.|
|The Japanese Tunnel Walk is a very narrow arch shape with just barely space for two people.|
|Japanese Inspired Park|
|Statue of Buddha at Japanese Park|
|Minimi of a Golden Gate in San Francisco|
|Romantic Garden Passage|
6. The Manor Camp John Hay
Before we ended our trip to Baguio City, we supposed not to stop over this place since we were running out of time and we badly need to catch a bus off to Sagada. However, we decided to take risk for this place and refresh our minds for awhile. When we got to The Manor Camp John Hay (John Hay Air Staition), we just lost our way and it’s hard to commute going to this place. We walked through different spots and witness the freshness of huge pine trees, attractive mansions/hotels and some adventure trills. Then, we lost our way home. It’s hard to catch a taxi because the place is far from the city and it’s a private area. Only few public transportation would go around. But indeed! the place is far from what I’d expected and it’s so fabulous.
7. Burnham Park
Well, it’s our final stop.. we lost ourselves at the famous park of Baguio City, The Burham Park. The place was named after American architect, Daniel Burnham who made the area plan and based it at the heart of the city. The green park would serve as the breathing lung to its spectators and the flowers around it attracts mostly to those lovers. At night they would show its colorful dancing fountain (we miss this part). We rode a creatively-made duckling boat and it drove us to the opposite side. The relaxing moments brought this place to us. That would be a splendid time for a pretty women like us (giggle).
Transportation expenses (Php) :
- 455- Manila to Baguio by bus
- 50- Taxi going to Upstirs bed and bath
- 10- Upstairs bed and bath to Mines View Park by Jeepney
- 10- Mines View Park to The Mansion
- 59- Botanical Garden to Camp John Hay by taxi
- 62- Camp john hay to Burham Park by taxi
- 45- Burham Park to Upstairs bed and bath by taxi
Php. 691.00 – TOTAL amount
Tour Guide Fee (Php) :
- 200- Botanical garden
- 200- Burham park
P.S. More spots and pictures at “A half day tour to Baguio City (Part 1)”