I want to explore the whole world

28 April 2016

Right after college, I was very eager to find a job, find a perfect home, and if ever lucky, go abroad. Luckily, I landed my first job but after a month I decided to quit. Well, shit happens. I got stuck at home for weeks, contemplating on what to do next, until my parents helped me get back to school. So I enrolled graduate school and pursued a master's degree, so now what, again? During my first term in the graduate school, it's been really a hell for me. I have to commute to get to my class at 5:30 pm and the class usually ends at 9:00 pm. Oh boy. I have to take a ride an hour back home and end up at home by 10. It's really hard to get a ride back home at this time of the night. I can't take a cab during these hours because I have to pay the taxi driver around P600. I don't really have that kind of money in my pocket at all times. Another reason why I don't like to is because I am kinda, well, paranoid. Who knows, I might end up somewhere in the bushes. Most often than not, I am forced to stay at an internet shop for a night. Home why are you so far away?

So after a term in the graduate school, I decided to look for a job (while studying) and finally move into my first ever apartment in the City of Pines. With all the luck, I got a job and an apartment (finally!). Guess, I'm on my own now ha. Work plus school, wow! Adult life, why are you so complicated? What's in store for me for the future?

Last month on my Azalea Baguio escapade, I realized that I want to fulfill a dream of world travel. I want to explore more than just Baguio. I want to explore the whole Philippines. The whole of Asia. I want to explore the whole world.

Ultimate staycation at Azalea Hotels and Residences Baguio

14 April 2016 Baguio, Benguet, Philippines

My recent escapade at Azalea Baguio was a blast of getting to know two artists' haven in the city of pines, exploring Mt. Jambo, riding in horses, getting lost at La Trinidad's Strawberry Farm while searching for strawberry ice cream, photographing mouth-watering foods, taking in panoramic views and stopping for plenty of strawberries along the way.

As a local of Baguio I never knew i'll enjoy something like this, and my 3 days and 2 nights ultimate experience getaway at Azalea Hotels and Residences Baguio still hasn't left me. Yep, up until now.

But after the fun-filled  and mini adventures of each day, one of the best things about the trip was coming back to our heavenly hotel.

The Location

Azalea Residences is located at Leonard Wood Road in Baguio City, just across Teacher's Camp. It's conveniently located to provide easy access to most of Baguio's tourists destinations, most of which are just 5 to 15 minute drive away.


I have received a wonderful welcome from the reception staff, who greeted me in and offered their welcome drink, while waiting for my friends from Manila to arrive, my luggage was taken up to our room.

The Dining Experience

It was lunch time when m friends from Manila arrive and we dined in Azalea's Tradisyon, which serves Filipino cuisine in a fine dining setting.

The service within the restaurant was absolutely faultless and the food are really mouth-watering. Our meal turned into a gastronomic feast! We were treated to kare-kare (my favorite by the way), sinigang, chicken barbeque, and a lot more. We had a strawberry cupcake for dessert.

The Room

Our welcome was made even more special with a surprise gift of basket of fruits, and beautiful bouquet of flowers.

Our room is a 2 bedroom apartment suite with balcony, 1 queen sized bed and a private toilet and bath in Master's bedroom and 1 full sized bed in the 2nd guest room, which I got all for myself (I got my own cabled TV too). There's also a convertible sofa bed in the living area and 1 common toilet and bath.

Our room is located at the fifth floor and at the back of the building, but we had one of the best views. It's nice waking up with a majestic view and smelling the sweet scent of pine trees. It's nice to do your daily yoga at the balcony too.

There were fluffy robes, slippers, luxury toiletries, a beautiful rain shower and the Wi-Fi was great. We had our own dining area and kitchen, equipped with electric cooktops with range hood, microwave oven, fridge, cookware, electric water kettle, knives, chopping board, and complete dining set. There's a complementary bottled water, coffee, and tea.

8 degrees

Azalea Baguio also got there own bar lounge called 8 Degrees. Why 8 Degrees you ask, because it's the lowest temperature ever recorded in the city. Here you can chill out with friends.

The Verdict

Azalea Hotels and Residences Baguio is everything I could hope for. This hotel has everything. Ultimate staycation at its best! Azalea Baguio offers fully furnished Rooms with kitchen and living room facilities. Wallow in luxury with your family for a family fun weekend getaway or a group getaway in the city of pines.

Tip: Did you know? You can request at the reception area for DVDs and/or board games and have it taken to you room.

If you want to have the ultimate getaway of your life in the city of pines, click here to book online.

What did you think of my experience at Azalea Hotels and Residences Baguio? I would love to hear what you think by leaving me a comment in the box below. Thank you!

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