Baguio may be considered as my second home now. I’m originally from La Union, transferred to Laguna, and now living in Burkina Faso in West Africa. But still, Baguio has that soft spot in my heart. Came to Baguio to study in the University for five years. And built some of the greatest friendships that I still cherish up to now.
So for my Home Leave in the Philippines, of course I wouldn’t miss visiting Baguio. I stayed in Tala Guesthouse for a couple of nights. Tala is managed by two lovely Japanese ladies and is situated near the Baguio tourist destinations and surrounded with pine trees which is quite a nice touch.
During my stay, I met a Japanese couple and befriended them. We were the only guests at the guesthouse that time and one morning I swapped stories with Sho and invited him with Misato and my friend Jenny for breakfast before their travel to Manila that morning.
We ate at the Cafe by the Ruins Dua and really enjoyed the food while exchanging stories and future travel plans. They also invited us to visit Japan someday and promised to become our hosts.
You know, these are the kind of things I look forward to when travelling. Not just the exploring but meeting new people or other travellers too. Currently, Sho is enjoying the beauty of India. I don’t envy him. I’m happy for him. Living the dream and making life happen.