A Weekend In Baguio

After almost a month of planning, I can't believe we were able to pull off an Instameet in Baguio. We were worried at first because the day before we were supposed to leave Manila, we were told that the weather in Baguio was really bad. A lot of people were asking if the event was cancelled. We had our fingers crossed for the weather to improve. Luckily, later in the afternoon, the weather improved and we decided to push through. So glad that we decided to push through because when we got there the weather was perfect. It was cold and sunny!

It was still dark when we arrived.

It was still dark when we arrived.

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Rare moments when we experience thick fog!

Rare moments when we experience thick fog!

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Group photo from Jonas Roque

Group photo from Jonas Roque

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Before checking in our hotel, we passed by BenCab museum. 

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Probably one of the highlights of our Instameet is our visit to The Diplomate Hotel in Dominican Hill. This place is known for being one of the most haunted places in the Philippines. Luckily, I didn't encounter anything supernatural. One weird thing is it was so much colder inside the building than outside.

If you're curious about the history of the place, you can check this link out: http://www.cityofpines.com/dominicanhill.html

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One of my co-organizers, Karl

One of my co-organizers, Karl

This area of the hotel was most likely restored. Light in this room is gorgeous!

This area of the hotel was most likely restored. Light in this room is gorgeous!

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We got lucky that the person in charge of the place allowed us to go to the closed area of the second floor.

We got lucky that the person in charge of the place allowed us to go to the closed area of the second floor.

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Gorgeous view from the top of the Diplomat Hotel

Gorgeous view from the top of the Diplomat Hotel

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We visited the Bell Church but a big part of the area was closed for renovation.

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Kimi and Thomas

Kimi and Thomas

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Marvin and Sara

Marvin and Sara

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Andrei Suleik

Andrei Suleik

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Strawberry Taho is a must when you visit Baguio!

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See you again soon Baguio! Big thanks to Globe for helping us make everything happen!

Check out the #WWIM12_Baguio hashtag for more photos from the weekend!