When we went on our recent Outreach to Bagiuo, we were fortunate to stay at the Ambassador's Summer Residence.
It's a beautiful place in the mountains around Bagiuo. The air is fresh and cool year round and there are lots of trees.
I got to stay in General Yamashita's room - rumor has that it's haunted - although no one came to visit me.
The grounds are gorgeous!
It was even cool enough to go for a morning run! Something I haven't been able to do in hot and smoggy Manila.
In our free time, we explored the town on the top of the mountain.
I even got to dress up in native dress. The Igorot people in this region are known for their weaving, amongst other things.
There were also lots of places to shop - I got some great woven items.
They're also known for having the best local style brooms.
I love visiting local markets!
It's a beautiful place - I can't wait to go back with my family!