SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING New
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