AZALEA HOTEL & RESIDENCES #AFTERSUMMERGETAWAY DAY 2

*Warning: This blog is 85% picturesque enjoy!*
We started our day with some healthy and heavy breakfast at Tradisyon: Pinoy Comfort Food, for we  all know that lots of activities awaits that day.

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After which, we headed to our first destination...
BenCab

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Bencab Museum is about 15-20 minutes ride from Baguio center. A must go-to place in Baguio for Artists and enthusiasts.

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This is the first painting I saw when I entered the museum so I took a picture, not knowing that there are several and different areas of the museum that I have to capture. (maybe I'm just too excited) Lol!

Benedicto Cabrera or most commonly known as BenCab is one of the Philippine National Artist and he has been noted as "arguably the best-selling painter of his generation of Filipino artist." I agree with that and you'll about to see some of  his masterpiece that I captured inside the museum.

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(Sabel)
There are different areas at the museum like; BenCab Gallery, Cordillera Gallery, Erotica Gallery, Sepia Gallery, Philippine Contemporary Art Gallery 1, Philippine Contemporary Art Gallery 2, Maestro Gallery, Print Gallery, Patio Salvador and Larawan Hall.

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For just 100.00 pesos you can fill your artsy fartsy soul with precious indigenous Cordillera art and the works of Filipino masters and contemporary artists.
Next destination is...
Weaving Making at Easter Weaving Room, Inc.

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We entered the working area of the weaver workers to see how the looms works. Wrong timing, they're not around that time that's why we spent our visit taking pictures of the beautiful patterns and colors of the yarns.

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Here in Easter Weaving Inc. they sell some hand-woven articles like placemats and other table cloth, decorative wall hangings, bed linen, ethnic and ikat textiles, fashion and clothing accessories, religious garments, Christmas decor, foot wear, area rugs and mats, etc. Easter Weaving Room also sells baskets, wood carvings, fashion accessories and many more items for pasalubong.

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We had our lunch at Slaughter house, formerly a real slaughter house in Balajadia Street in Barangay Sto. Nino, Baguio City
Balajadia Restaurant

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Famous with its authentic, comforting Filipino dishes Balajadia Restaurant has been well known with the local residents and some other tourist.

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My co-blogger friends and I shared dishes like:

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(Bulalo)

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(Papaitan)

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(Chopsuey)

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We leave Slaughter house with our satisfied full tummy and ready for our next adventure.
Tam-awan Village

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Tam-awan in the local idiom means "vantage point" they recreate a native village accessible to those who have not had the opportunity to explore the different parts of the vast Cordillera region in the Philippines.

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This is a Igorot ritual that features a traditional dance accompanied by music played by a group of tribesmen with a set of gongs. These gongs produce a unique rhythmic sound and tempo, that entertains every tourists.

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There is also a small cafe inside the village that surrounded by art works from Philippine sculptor Ben Hur Villanueva.

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If you want to take home some souvenir  about your visit in Tam-awan, their artists can make a sketch of you for about 15-20 minutes  for only 200 pesos.

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This is Kuya Anthony Dato the artist who sketched me.

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We leave Tam-awan Village with our own skecthed face as a remembrance.
Fright Tour
Aside from pine trees, strawberries, and cold weather, Baguio is also famous with its very well known site of supernatural, scary tales, urban legends and creepy tourist destinations.
If you're scared like courage the cowardly dog (LOL) well then it means that these sidetrip is not for you, but if you are brave like merida in the Disney movie: Brave then go ahead and test your bravemometer. Lol!

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Here are the places we're supposed to go to during that time: Baguio CathedralTeacher's CampLaperal HouseHyatt Hotel and Laokan.

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What hunts this place is the belief of, well the most creepy creature I guess most are afraid of, none other than Ghosts. Souls of those who perished that doesn't want to leave the earth, and yeah, in this Camp.

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They often hear strange sounds like a lady crying in one of the cottages, footsteps along the hallway, and a horrifying vision of a headless white lady.
The Photo below will show you bloggers, with...their cameras?

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The house was built in 1920 Doña Victorina died during the years of war, but while Don Roberto survived, he suffered an untimely death after having slipped and hit his head in the front yard of the house

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Stories has passed through generations once said that during the Word War II, it was occupied by Japanese and made the house as their headquarters. Local officials and other inhabitants who that time rented the house were brutally killed.

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This is the last photo I took when we are on our tour because my camera battery run out.
Sad to say but we didn't get to explore the two haunted destinations; Hyatt Hotel and Laokan for the reason one of our friend fainted inside the Laperal White House. Good thing she recovered after a minute or two.
Anthon the tour guide and Azalea people abolished the tour for our own safety.
We headed back to our hotel for a dinner and pajama party.

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Azalea people continues our recoiled tour by hosting a horror movie to end our last night in Baguio.
All in all I had the best Summer getaway ever together with my blogger friends, we were able to get to know each other more and created a bond more than just a friend but a family. I consider Baguio as one of my favorite cities and now I'm thinking of moving there. Lol!
Now you know what are the activities you can do in Baguio after summer, you might want to try all of these ayt?
For more information check this out:
Website: www.azalea.com.ph
Email: reservations@azalea.com.ph

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