SOME­THING OLD, SOME­THING New

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Pick straw­ber­ries in La Trinidad

at the Strawberry Farm, just 30 min­utes out­side Baguio. From Novem­ber to May, you can go fruit pick­ing along­side the Ibaloi farm­ers. It ac­tu­ally costs more to go pick­ing than it is to buy your straw­ber­ries at the mar­ket, but many say the unique ex­pe­ri­ence makes up for the price dif­fer­ence.

Raid the Ja­pan sur­plus shops in La Trinidad

to score flea mar­ket finds—ev­ery­thing from tea sets to knick-knacks to pieces of fur­ni­ture!

Go ghosthunt­ing on Loakan Road.

OLD SCHOOL: Baguio has un­for­tu­nately ex­pe­ri­enced its share of dev­as­ta­tion (from WWII bomb­ings to the 1990 earth­quake). Its old, empty homes and foggy weather have only helped con­trib­ute to its rep­u­ta­tion as a ghostrid­dled town. Pil­ing into a car for some ghost hunt­ing here is al­most an ini­ti­a­tion ritual: the route is said to be a hotspot for White Lady ap­pear­ances. And though it may not be en­tirely wise (or le­gal), many have opted to pull over and shut off their car lights, al­low­ing the pitch black to trig­ger their over­ac­tive imag­i­na­tions. New SPIN:

Visit the La­parel White House.

This beau­ti­ful pre-war man­sion has long been ru­mored to be haunted, and is now open to the pub­lic (with a P50 en­trance fee). Stroll back in time as you take in the ar­chi­tec­ture, and see if your hair won’t stand on end as you ex­plore its nooks and cran­nies.

New haunt: Laperal White House

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