Study English in Baguio City at Pines Academy and experience the perks that come with it. You will not just be a step closer to your goal which is to become a confident English speaker, but you will also get to explore the lovely place and its neighboring towns. Take it from this group of Pines students who, despite the strong wind and rain, had a great time exploring the city.
The rain did not stop them to go sightseeing and have a glimpse of Baguio City through its local crafts and food. It is really a good thing that Pines’ main campus is located near Baguio City premier tourist spots.
First, the students went to The “Presidential Summer Palace” better known as the Mansion House. Here, they bought fresh grapes from the local vendors and enjoyed eating it while having the jeepney ride to Mines View Park. They spent most of their time there and explored the souvenir stores within the area. Some bought eclectic Baguio key chains and woven bag. Before leaving, they tried the tamarind candy and it’s really amazing to hear them say “Oishī” (delicious).
For the next stop, they went to Good Shepherd Convent. When you go to this place, it is highly recommended to try the ice cream. You have a lot of flavors to choose from but according to the students, the best is the avocado flavor. Yep, don’t let the cold weather stop you from savoring that delightful ice cream. Good Shepherd is also known for production of locally made jams like strawberry and ube. Ube (purple yam) jam is the local bestseller of Good Shepherd. Try it for yourself!~
The final stop was in Baguio City public market. There are a lot of things to see in the market, but what really captured the attention of the students was the street food. Yeah, you got it right: kwek- kwek (fried quail eggs coated with orange flour batter), squid ball, fish ball (ball-shaped patty made of crushed fish) and one-day-old chick (marinated one-day old male chicken). These street foods are served either with vinegar or sweet sauce. And guess what; the students were really interested that they decided to give it a try eating Filipino street foods. Indeed,they liked it. It’s savory and delicious according to them.
Last but not the least, on their way back to Pines, each of them gave their reaction about the city tour. Let’s hear them out.
Taka: This place is very good and beautiful. Philippines’ ice cream is delicious.
Fuku: Philippines’ food is really nice. One-day-old chick is really delicious.
Seiji: Siomai is delicious.
Rie: Philippines food is so fresh and delicious especially the avocado ice cream.
Seiran: Baguio City is beautiful and my public market experience is really exciting and great. I love Baguio.
Masae: I was surprised with the difference between Japanese market and Baguio market. What I was surprised with was the one-day-old chick. It’s really tasty. I would love to come back here again.
Juri: Though it was raining, I’m really satisfied and I had a great time. I was able to buy what I wanted to have.
Thank you so much for those wonderful comments. Good luck on your next endeavor and Pines looks forward to seeing you again.