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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

RETHINKING BAGUIO

I had another "quickie" travel over the weekend, this time to the City of Pines. My last visit was probably about 2 years ago, and clearly many things have changed since then.



Traffic is evidently heavier (it can take you minutes to traverse Session Road), the climate's warmer and there is definitely more pollution (read: smog). In short, Baguio is exploding!

I guess it's time for lowlanders to search for a better, more pristine summer hideaway. Baguio just cannot accommodate the steady inflow of tourists. The place may not be as comfortable and as cosmopolitan as Baguio, but we'd certainly appreciate some place that will not exacerbate the stress in our already harassed lives.

Of course, Baguio still keeps its old charm. The question really is how long will it last?



I don't know, but with so much commercial activity plaguing the area, will attractions like the Strawberry Farm (below) sustain their freshness and cool atmosphere? Not in the next few years, I'm afraid.



2 comments:

jon said...

for the many times that i have been to Baguio, i haven't paid a visit to the strawberry farm. how exciting is strawberry-picking anyway?

LAWSTUDE said...

it really is a small world. i was also in Baguio during the time you are there. anyways, the very best of luck to you dude.