Another Baguio Adventure!

3rd time to go to Baguio this year and it still was an amazing adventure. Follow on and enjoy!

Day 1.

Our first stop was lunch at Canto Restaurant. Good thing we had a friend who reserved tables for us.

Food was great as always. I loved the pizza! Mashed potato tasted good as well. Ribs that day was kinda dry so I didn’t like it that much.

Canto is now located at a bigger venue. Right after you enter the city of Baguio. Our sumptuous lunch cost us about Php4,500.00.

After lunch, we checked in our hotel, Newtown Plaza Hotel. We booked this through Traveloka. Such an amazing view from our balcony.

We have also tried this hotel before. Check my review here.

After resting for a while, we finally had the chance to go out and enjoy the breeze.

Since we have a lot of kids with us, we decided to go straight to Burnham Park. Oh my! So many people that day! We rented bikes for the kids and they went around and around.

There were 2 smaller kids so us mommies needed to follow them around. Got hit again and again. Ouch! What mommies do for their children!

Bike Rentals – Php 50.00 / 30 minutes

After biking for what seemed like eternity, the kids got hungry!

Manong Taho was just around the corner. Strawberry Taho for everyone please!

We went back to the hotel to freshen up a bit then drove to Camp John Hay. We had reservations at Le Chef, a buffet restaurant inside The Manor.

Wasn’t able to take pictures of the food. Aside from the salads and the very fresh selection of other veggies, the food was just so so in my opinion. There wasn’t that much variety to choose from.

Anyway, it was about Php1000.00 / head, and I honestly think I paid for an entrance fee with a meal because the place was so beautifully decorated. The massive ground became a play area for our kids to run around freely.

Sorry but my photos actually don’t do justice to the sights.

We stayed until about midnight.

Day 2.

Breakfast was courtesy of the hotel.

It was a sunny day so we proceeded to Strawberry Farm in La Trinidad. 30 minute trip from Baguio City proper to the place. Again, so many tourists flocked the area, only to find out that strawberries are not in season and there were no more strawberries to be picked.

We just enjoyed the view. Had our photos taken. Shopped for some shirts. Bought some fruits.

Oh! We ate Strawberry Ice Cream to beat the scorching heat.

We hit the streets and returned to the City proper.

We found ourselves in The Forest House. It’s a cozy log cabin type of house converted into a fully functional restaurant.

Greeted by this very welcoming seating area with a chimney.

The resto was already clad in Christmas decor, making the place more warm.

What stood out again was the Salad. The bagnet was a kid favorite! Need to try the Lasagna Chips as well.

We went along to what the kids wanted – Horseback Riding! We chose to stay inside Camp John Hay. The volume of people was not as much as outside.

The 30 min ride set us back Php 150.00 per horse. Not that expensive, for the kids’ experiences and happiness were priceless.

Supposed to go to a forest hike but decided against it. We have a lot of kids with us and they might not be able to take the 1 hour hiking.

If you are an adventurous group though, you might want to try Paintball Republic. They also have Zipline. Located near Le Monet Hotel.

We mommies could just take pictures!

Our next stop – Choco – late de Batirol!

Of these 3, we ordered about a total of 10 orders or more! The kids were all hungry!

I loved the Turon so much!

A nice place to hang especially at night.

Already a long day but it didn’t stop there!

Kids continued playing at the playground of the hotel.

Freshened up and off we went to Session Road!

*Best advice ever? – Take the cab! Not only do the drivers know the shortest route, it only costs about Php 50.00!

Of course, what’s the best thing to eat in Session Road? Vizco’s Strawberry Shortcake!

Don’t leave Baguio without tasting this!

Their Strawberry Vinaigrette Salad was also 1 for the books! So yummy we ordered 2!

Beef Stroganoff’s good also!

Hyper kids went on to play back at the hotel and had their own pajama party!

Day 3.

Parents snucked out for a trip to the Baguio Public Market!

Happy Parents!

A foggy day for shopping at the Good Shepherd Convent!

Some of my loot not given away yet.

Almost done with our Baguio Trip V3.0! Late lunch at Sizzling Plate Baguio!

Such a good way to end our trip, with delicious and affordable steaks, add to that a great cup of coffee and yummy Sans Rival!

Hungry? Until our next adventure!

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Food Trip: Magnum Ice Cream

I was able to try this new Magnum Ice Cream in Chocolate Raspberry flavor when it has a promo in Glorietta.  I  think there was a chance to win something then.  But I didn’t and it’s okay.

Better than the old Magnum flavors definitely.  I love the combination of the berries and the chocolate.  It melts on your mouth with a bittersweet taste.

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Even if summer’s almost over, with the scorching heat outside, what better way than to cool down with a Magnum Chocolate Raspberry.

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Entertainment: Chocolate NIPS jingles

When I first heard this jingle on radio, memories flashed back.  The times we used to sing the old Nips Jingle and make actions using our hands. 

Now, fast forward to 2016 and I am hearing a familiar jingle all over again.  While I  was searching for a copy of the newest jingle, I found an old version and some more that were used for a Popfest by Nips.

So let’s not wait any longer, the Nips Jingles…

90’s commercial. This is what I could search in You Tube.

This is the Nips Jingle playing in the Radio now. I think this is the original entry in the HaNips Popfest. I love the song. I even thought that it was Chico and Delamar of RX who were singing when I first heard the song. My morning wouldn’t be complete without hearing this. Credits to the owners and writers of the jingle. Good job guys!

This is the Nips Commercial during 2008 forward.

Another HaNips Popfest entry I think.

Which one is your favorite?

LSS!

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Food Trip: Craft Coffee Revolution

In 1 week, I was able to bring hubby and kids to Craft.

Unfortunately, Chocolate Lava isn’t available.  We settled for Chocolate Fudge.  It is good but nothing can beat the Lava!

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It was already late so I didn’t want to repeat what happened to me last week.  I didn’t sleep until 4am in the morning.  So only hubby ordered a drink.

He tried their Piccolo Latte.  I took a sip and I know already that it’s a bit strong.  Oh by the way, you could check out their other coffees by looking at the super cool Drinks Menu found below.  It’s etched on a plank of wood.

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It used to be me and hubby only during Saturday nights out with friends.  Now, 2 kids join us and it’s going to be this way until they grow up.

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Disclaimer: I am just saying, not complaining.

Until then!

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Milkee’s Best Polvoron

Hey guys!  There is this new Polvoron coming out in the markets soon!

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It’s not your regular polvoron.  It’s chocolate-coated!  For this variant though, the coating is white chocolate.  Then the flavor inside is Cookies & Cream. 

The polvoron is packed individually so it’s easy to carry around or give away.

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This is how it looks like when you open a pack.  White chocolate coating greets you!   This chocolate is imported, it tastes really good.

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And when you take a bite, the inside is packed with cookies & cream polvoron.  It’s equally good.  I can’t seem to stop once I start eating.

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I have an advice though if you get your hands on this one, drink lots and lots of H2O!!!

Will update this post so you could know where to get your yummy chocolatey polvorons!

Happy eating!!!

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