A colorful Panagbenga Festival 2013 by LakbayBaguio.com


A colourful Pangabenga Festival 2013 by LakbayBaguio.com.

A colorful Panagbenga Festival 2013 by LakbayBaguio.com.

Panagbenga Festival is a yearly celebration in Baguio City that highlights the beauty of the homegrown flowers such as carnations, daisies, tulips, everlasting, and many more. It’s a feast where people from all walks of life, tourists, and locals, join in witnessing a grandeur of street dancing themed participants all the way from Cordillera and best flower floats competition as they paraded along the famed Session Road. It was indeed a colorful Panagbenga 2013 and the beauty of Baguio is rediscovered once more. Panagbenga gave a lot of opportunity for people to explore Baguio and wander in the province of Benguet.

Give it a big thanks to LakbayBaguio.com for inviting us to join Baguio Benguet Bloggers Appreciation Tour 2013; Azalea Residences – for our official home for the festival; and SUN Cellular, for sponsoring. We were part of the Manila Bloggers along with the Cebu Bloggers who joined this tour, organized by Vincent Tabor of LakbayBaguio.com.

Azrael Coladilla of Azrael’s Merryland, Raffy Pedrajita of Ph Travel Blog, Anton Carranza of Pusangkalye, and yours truly, represented the Manila Bloggers, while  the bloggers from Cebu were Geezelle Tapangan of GeeMiz, Jaysee John Pingkian of Jaysee Blabs, Mark Monta, founder of CebuBloggers.com, Marco Paulo Diala of PhilippineStreetFashion.com, and Ethelbert Ouano, a lawyer who’s got a knack for blogging at LaagCebu.

The guys from the Baguio Benguet Bloggers Appreciation Tour 2013 with Omeng V. Fallarme (left). Photo by iShootPh.

The guys from the Baguio Benguet Bloggers Appreciation Tour 2013 with Omeng V. Fallarme (left). Photo by iShootPh.

Another set of the BBBA Tour 2013 guys. Photo by iShootPh.

Another set of the BBBA Tour 2013 guys. Photo by iShootPh.

Going to Baguio
Our Baguio tour started when we tried reserving our tickets from Victory Liner Pasay Terminal. We did not get to booked our ride instead we opted to hop in as chance passengers due to the bulk of commuters going to Baguio. We came to Baguio around 5 in the morning after a 6 hour bus ride. Alighting from the terminal in Baguio, we can see already the flock of people eagerly waiting for the start of the festival.

Azalea Residences
We got booked in one of the premier hotel up North with accommodation that four of us from Manila enjoyed so much. And we bet that even the bloggers from Cebu enjoyed their stay also.

Front view of Azalea Residences. You may contact them at (+632) 925-8518, (+632) 579-4890 and 0917-861-1641 for bookings and reservations.

Front view of Azalea Residences. You may contact them at (+632) 925-8518, (+632) 579-4890 and 0917-861-1641 for bookings and reservations.

We spent 3 days and 2 nights at Azalea in one of their 2 bedroom Suite room. The good thing about it, we didn’t spend any single centavo on our hotel stay because it was all part of the Baguio Benguet Bloggers Appreciation Tour 2013. All we have to pay to the organizer is roughly Php 2,500, which includes hotel stay and accommodation, food, and tour around, not just in Baguio but as well in most of the exciting places all over Benguet province. If we are not mistaken, this is the first for LakbayBaguio.com to sponsor a tour like this and we thus encourage everyone that should in case you heard another tour organized by LakbayBaguio.com, you should reserve your slots right away. We definitely had an awesome vacation/tour under the great supervision from Vincent.

SUN Cellular
Another sponsor of this tour is SUN Cellular whose Sun Cellular Name Ur Number SIM promo has reached the far province of Benguet and enjoyed by many subscribers as of this date. Sun Cellular Name Ur Number SIM is such a hit and they are a good choice for the tour sponsorship.

Thanks to Azalea Residences and SUN Cellular for sponsoring our tour.

Thanks to Azalea Residences and SUN Cellular for sponsoring our tour.

SM City Baguio
They never fail to amaze us and in fact, even before we wrap-up our BBBA Tour 2013, Omeng V. Fallarme, also a blogger and representing SM City Baguio, handed us our Panagbenga 2013 Hanes T-shirt, courtesy of the mall. That t-shirt we wore on our last day of BBBA Tour 2013.

With Vincent Tabor (on the left), these three stooges, I mean bloggers were wearing the Panagbenga 2013 hanes t-shirt from SM City Baguio when they went up Mt. Sto. Tomas.

With Vincent Tabor (on the left), these three stooges, I mean bloggers were wearing the Panagbenga 2013 Hanes t-shirt from SM City Baguio when they went up Mt. Sto. Tomas.

This is just part of the snippets of our BBBA Tour 2013 and there will be another article coming-up right after this. There are so many places that we went to, food finds that we discovered, and great people that we’ve met during our 3 days and 2 nights in Baguio City.

Just to give you glimpse of our Baguio whereabouts, here are all the places that we visited:

Oh My Gulay Restaurant
Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto
Diplomat Hotel
Tam-Awan Village
Burnham Park
Good Taste
Inglay Restaurant in La Trinidad
Starwberry Farm
The Mansion
Wright Park
Mines View park
Good Shepherd
Don Henrico’s in SM City Baguio
Camp John Hay
Slaughterhouse
Mt. Sto. Tomas
Session Road
and our Breakfast Buffet was taken care by Tradisyon Coffee Shop of Azalea Residences.

Tradisyon Coffee Shop.

Tradisyon Coffee Shop.

Hang on tight because there are a lot more after this, for we have more stories in and behind our BBBA Tour 2013. Happy reads!

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