During Holy Week, I usually don’t plan any trips. First, fares are expensive (walang promo fare or mabilis maubos pag Holy Week). Second, I don’t want to go to a crowded beach (imagine, Boracay with all those people). Third, as a Catholic school girl, medyo conservative pa rin ako, kaya aside from going to the church, staycation ang drama ko. Jeff, on the other hand, usually takes this opportunity to explore the mountains. This time, he’ll go to Kibungan Circuit in Benguet and he suggested that we’ll meet in Baguio after his adventure. I’m not really excited at first, kaya lang when we told Gwen about strawberry farm, she got excited and started praying about her trip to Baguio.
Spell RUSH. STRESSED.
Ayun, I started to check out hotels and as expected, most of them are fully booked. Thankfully, City Center Hotel has an available deluxe room good for 3 persons, I wanted the Family Room so that it’s bigger but fully booked na. This is what City Center Hotel in Baguio looks like, it’s along Session Road.
Another problem is the transportation. I called up Victory Liner in Caloocan, Pasay and Cubao last week if they still have available tickets to Baguio for April 17, ubos na raw lahat pati yung deluxe bus trips! April 19 na lang may available. Uh-oh! I really wanted to call the trip off. But I suddenly remembered about iwantseats.com.ph, online reservation for the Genesis Joybus going to Baguio or Baler. And YES! they still have tickets available so I booked right away. It’s Php 700 per way, more expensive than regular fares to Baguio which is around Php 500, but Joybus is the executive coach of Genesis lines. It’s only 28 seater, no stop-overs, with on-board comfort room, free wifi, snacks, blanket and a BUS STEWARDESS. First time to encounter a bus stewardess :). Here’s what the Joy Bus looks like:
So this is it, we’re off to Baguio this Holy Week!
It’s been more than 5 years since my last visit, please share where to eat and new things to do and try in Baguio.