Saturday, March 11, 2017

Benguet : STOBOSA Murals

Our Baguio visit won't be complete without going to Strawberry Farm in La, Trinidad Benguet. On our way there, we saw these beautiful colorful murals painted on houses on the hillside community of Stonehill, Botiwtiw and Sadjap (STOBOSA) in Barangay Balili, La Trinidad, Benguet. Inspired by the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


The Stobosa mural is the newest tourist attraction in Baguio that every Baguio-goer, travelers, and adventure seeker would go gaga over with, on their SNS including moi self.


So make sure to pullover and take your selfies and poses when you see these on your way to strawberry farm or walk away after your visit in Bell Church. The whole thing took almost half a year to finish, with residents pitching in in painting each houses.



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Flower Festival 2017

A day before my 30th birthday, I went to the Summer Capital of the Philippines to unwind and relax. Never did I know it was in time for the famous Panagbenga Celebration. An annual flower festival celebrating Baguio City's "seasons of blooming". Nothing can be more romantic than thousands of flowers in full bloom and meticulously arranged floating at the heart of Melvin Jones Burnham Park in Baguio City. 

I am so happy, I was able to witnessed it for the first time.

Here are my favorite photos of that day!










The festival is held every month of February, this was created in honor to the city's flowers and as a way to rise up from the devastation of the 1990 Luzon earthquake, that badly hit Baguio City. The festival includes floats that are covered mostly with flowers, street dancing - presented by local dancers in flower inspired costumes, that is inspired by the beautiful Cordillera's customes and tradition.

Make sure to include this in your #travelgoals for next year travel adventure!

HOW TO GO TO BAGUIO?
Going to Baguio is very easy. Because there are bus companies in Manila that cater passengers travelling to Baguio such as Victory Liner and Genesis Bus. Victory Liner's buses run on a 24-hour service while the Genesis buses operates from 3AM to 7PM. Regular fare/ ticket price is 485 pesos and travel time usually takes 6 to 7 hours. Most of these buses have FREE WIFI. (Prices may change without prior notice.) Check out Victory Liner's website for more information at www.victoryliner.com while Genesis Bus at www.genesistransport.com.ph.



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