[BAGUIO] ▬ MY ROOM IN AZALEA RESIDENCES SLASH HOTEL
I don't know how to go to Azalea so I just hired a taxicab and asked the driver to bring me there. This is the first day. Just before we reached the Teachers Camp and a few minutes after I saw the allegedly haunted Laperal House at my right, the driver made a left turn to Leonard Wood Loop. The latter road is narrower than usual. It was steep. The road entrance was lined with Korean restaurants and some business establishments. At the end of the road, it was like, whoah—pleasing, spacious dead end that made me forget the traffic jam downtown. There was peace. Relaxing. From here, a VIP vacation has began. I said VIP because it was what I felt—like a VIP guest.
[BAGUIO] ▬ BAR IN THE HOTEL'S LOBBY
[BAGUIO] ▬ MY WORKSPACE IN AZALEA
[BAGUIO] ▬ A CUP OF COFFEE FROM AZALEA
[BAGUIO] ▬ My workspace at Azalea! pic.twitter.com/Zysa6UGXGB— #TownExplorer (@edmaration) May 15, 2015
[BAGUIO] ▬ OH YEAH, I HAVE MY OWN KITCHEN
[BAGUIO] ▬ THE SALA BED. OH YES, THERE ARE OTHER TWO ROOMS INSIDE THIS ROOM.
[BAGUIO] ▬ THE BED FROM ONE OF THE ROOMS, LOCATED INSIDE A ROOM
[BAGUIO] ▬ LOOK AT THAT!
Suddenly, someone called me to ask if I want some lunch. How can I say no? But I asked for breakfast because I haven't taken my breakfast yet due to the 6-hour bus ride to Baguio. My wish was their command. So sweet, I even received a basket of fruits.
[BAGUIO] ▬ MY AZALEA BREAKFAST
[BAGUIO] ▬ MY AZALEA BREAKFAST
The moment I opened my laptop, I tweeted this:
[BAGUIO] ▬ as of 2:30 PM, receiving the basket of fruits here at Azalea. So sweet! pic.twitter.com/Lgcp5BpNVn— #TownExplorer (@edmaration) May 15, 2015
You know, there is a kitchen inside the room. There is a sala. There is a dining corner and there are two more bedrooms all inside room 311.
I picked some strawberries and an orange. I opened the television and had fun. All these things happened for a span of 5 hours. The succeeding hours (and days) are another story. I felt like a king. I'll stay here for 3 days and 2 nights. There are more stories to tell after this first 5 hours. This is just the beginning. ▬ to be continued...
INDEX: INSIDE THIS BLOG SERIES
[UP NEXT] ▬ FOUND OUT A PLACE FOR MY ILOCANO FOOD CRAVINGS
[BAGUIO] ▬ Ilocano Food Reigns at Kalapaw Restaurant
TEASER ► This restaurant highlights the Ilocos heritage and culture in spite of the fact that it's located in Baguio City.
| Part 3
[BAGUIO] ▬ Night Market at Harrison Road: What to See and Expect?
TEASER ► The foot traffic is huge. Merchants shout to encourage passersby to purchase their products. But some are just hawkers.
| Part 4
[LA TRINIDAD] ▬ 5 Interdependent Worlds in Strawberry Farm
TEASER ► I know they need something that's why they need to do something. You see great hope in their eyes.
| Part 5
[LA TRINIDAD] ▬ Bahong Flower Farm: Rose Capital of the Philippines
TEASER ► ...they will transform into beautiful, fully-bloomed flowers and that will be the end of their life because they will be cut and head straight to the flower shop.
| Part 6
[LA TRINIDAD] ▬ Jewel Igorot Restaurant: Non-Igorots Should Eat Here!
TEASER ► Say anything you want to say and this cool restaurant along the main road in La Trinidad will still find its way to become superior.
| Part 7
[LA TRINIDAD] ▬ Jewel Igorot Museum and the Maid-to-Millionaire Story
TEASER ► Greatness does not only come from huge quantities and fat funds. My conviction is something is already great when you are able to put up that something from scratch with a purpose to educate and inspire.
| Part 8
[BAGUIO] ▬ Discovering More of Baguio the Amazing Race Way
TEASER ► We've explored the city under time pressure yet we were awed by these destinations that are truly timeless.
| Part 9
[BAGUIO] ▬ 2600 Gastropub: When Zip Code Turns Into Night Life
TEASER ► Then, the playlist went on and it made me wild, almost shedding tears, remembering the good old days in favor of nostalgia.
| Part 10
[TUBA] ▬ BenCab Museum: History, Arts and Culture
TEASER ► ...everywhere is a learning realm. Everywhere is an answer if you have questions. Everywhere is a definition if you look for meanings.
[BAGUIO] ▬ Tam-awan Village: Old-School Igorot Living of Today
TEASER ► The present has almost erased all the things of the past but some individuals have always been interested in bringing the old back to present.
| Part 12
[BAGUIO] ▬ Tree Top Adventure: What to Expect? + Things You Must Know
TEASER ► The facilities are well-engineered—truly a work of the experts. Pine trees are part of the activities and they claim that no tree was harmed.
| Part 13
[BAGUIO] ► Azalea Residences Hotel Review: My Experiences in Details
TEASER ▬ The room where I stayed is even bigger than our house—complete with a kitchen, a dining area, a sala (with a couch and a twin bed) and another two rooms within the room. Swanky!
 Special thanks to Paul, Therese, JC and Rachelle for their kindness and hospitality. The tourism industry badly needs people like you.
 I accept invitations from business establishments for promotional purposes or commissioned works as long as they are related to travel and tourism industries.
 The maps I used below are the works of Eugene Alvin Villar and Mike Gonzalez published on Wikipedia. Source: 1 | 2 |
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