You may wonder what we did in Baguio last February? We skipped all the usual tourist attractions like Burnham Park, Wright Park even the market since our vehicles didn’t have enough space for all the veggies we wanted to buy. We did go to Mines View not see the St. Bernard or the views but to buy walis.
There were so many, many kinds of walis or broom to buy in Baguio it was a good thing my friend May told us the best kind was called 8 fingers because of 8 bundles woven tightly to ensure the bristles don’t fall off easily. This kind of walis is more expensive at P100 each but it can last up to a year.
We were all excited and happy to buy this walis. Cheap thrills huh?
Next stop was Good Shepherd where my friends stocked up on strawberry and ube jam. I was more fascinated with the delivery of a truckload of ube (purple yam).
These men trimmed the ube of rotten parts right on the spot.
In the same compound was this Organic products store that my friend Debbie brought me to.
We bought jars of salabat and turmeric tea.
The salabat or ginger tea was awesome!! Only a teaspoon of the granules was enough for a large mug of really strong and spicy ginger tea that wasn’t too sweet. I have yet to try the turmeric tea with lemongrass that I bought but Debbie swore it relieved her knee pain. Turmeric is a powerful anti-oxidant and natural anti-inflammatory.
After shopping we went to The Manor in Camp John Hay for a light lunch. They had good warm crusty bread perfect with butter.
We had some of Le Chef’s raisin bread and it was also very good. It’s worthy competitor to Baguio Country Club’s famous raisin bread.
I was still full from breakfast that’s why I just had a Caesar salad. Not bad but Mario’s still has the best Caesar salad.
Here’s what my friends ate.
We got the cakes from Le Chef Delicatessen and they were just okay.
After lunch Debbie, May and I had a facial and hot stone massage at The Manor’s Spa and it was fantastic!! They used real basalt stones for the massage and it kept the heat much longer than synthetic stones. My other friends were back home and played mahjong until the wee hours. It’s all about relaxing and having fun in Baguio.
Gibraltar Rd, Baguio 2600, Philippines
The Manor at Camp John Hay
Loakan Rd. Baguio City
telephone: (074) 424-0907