so for Day 2...
we had it all planned out before we sleep last night. we agreed to wake up as early as 4:30am so we can start our hike to Mt. Cabuyao early :D hahahaha! but well, we came back to the hotel at around 11:30pm and yes we woke up with the sun up at past 5... then sleeping a couple minutes more, it was 6:57. hahahaha! waking up early on a vacation is the hardest. but anyway, we woke up and decided to dine at Hill Station of Casa Vallejo. We had the usual heavy pinot breakfast since we are going to have our hike for the day. We had Daing na Bangus and Baguio Longanisa with a total of 420php for our entire meal.
|Daing na Bangus served with brewed coffee|
Right after, we headed to Mt. Cabuyao and we are ready for our hike... unfortunately, :( it was closed for tourist because of forest rehabilitation and protection...
|Pulling over and took some photos instead.|
We went straight to Ben Cab Museum after. This part of our day is the most i loved and might just be the best place we went to. Here we stayed most of the day. Entrance fee is at 120php per head. They also have an eco trail for those who wanted to explore more. This one have added fees tho at another 120php per head.
These are just a few. Ben Cab truly is incredible. He is artist with all the expertise in it. Metal craft, paintings and drawings using different media and sculpting... We are at awe of all his works. The museum was an avenue for other artists as well... Different rooms and different levels has it's own character.
When we went down, there was a cafe, ponds, garden and some cottages. We settled for Sabel's Pot of Tea and Suman sa Latik for snacks. We paid 220php for everything :D
After sometime, we decided to go to Woodcarvers Village and look what I got?! Ifugao's Tambol! I bought all 3 at 1.3k only!
|i looked for something with the taste of Benguet. But they have a lot of different wood items.|
After being happy with our little purchase, we then went to Tam-Awan Village. The road going there was all uphill climb with some very sharp uphill curves. Adults have entrance fees of 50php each. This village was more of an artwork gallery though... We were even trapped on a very long view deck trail where we really didn't see anymore views. :( it was yes so tiring and the trail was kinda difficult because it was slippery. But oh well, we shed good amount of sweat for the day. :D
We had lunch at the village too... it was a little expensive but they do serve good food. we had Pinikpikan which they said was their specialty and Pork Binagoongan. :) We paid 540php for everything with complementary soda.
After our exhausting road trip, we headed back to the hotel to rest. And just because SM City was just above our hotel, we opted to watch the premier of Jason Bourne... We spent 420php for the movie tickets, 180php for my venti cup of Caramel Machiato at Starbucks and 95php for the classic Cinnabon and yes 1 bucket of cheese popcorn for the movies. I did not really like this idea but i have to give my husband his time to enjoy what he loves most. :D
The night was chilly with a little rain, and we were out from the movie house at 9pm. So deciding where to go for dinner was a bad idea at this point in time. We went to Ketchup Food Community but they were closed, we went to kaffee klatch but the ambiance wasn't really for our hungry tummy and the place was a little too small to my claustrophobic feels... So we went out and we tried going to Forest House instead. We missed a lot of turns though, and the night was getting too cold for us and yes we were tired. So we decided to go back to the hotel and just sleep it over...
We might have spent 3,675php for the day... :) well add the night market finds we had, we are rolling a little behind for 4k spent. :)
tomorrow, i plan to wake up early and do public market visit and buy some good coffee beans... :D and pasalubong day tomorrow... ciao!