As typhoon Gorio was leaving the Philippines, going over China somewhere, we experienced brief windows of dryness already in between the rain showers. We decided to start off the day in Baguio's beloved city park: Burnham Park.
After one stroll around the park; I thought I've seen, as well as filmed enough. I think I shot some nice footage for the vlog; I recommend watching it. Also I've noticed there are really a lot of things to do in Burnham Park; which you can read more about in this article.
After I finished filming some Filipino skater boys, we took a taxi to Mines View Park. Taxis are cheaper than in Metro Manila. Normally there are no taxi around outside Manila, so great that there are in Baguio and it's a great way to get around the city.
Melody told me we were going to an observation deck overlooking the mountains. Well Mines View Park was very touristic; numerous souvenir stalls, horses that were painted pink to take pictures with, and all kinds of other touristic stuff. The observation deck itself even though it was misty, was filled with selfie takers and it was not all that great. So yes too touristic for my personal taste, but a great view over the Amburayan Valley.
Even though there were too many people and it was misty; it was really an awesome view. I believe on a clear day one could really have a magnificent view over the mountains surrounding Baguio. I'm not sure which time or day; but try to find an off-time so you can have some personal space for your photo taking sessions. Cause aside from the big con I stated, it is an amazing view.
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