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Strawberry Picking at La Trinidad

The last time we went to La Trinidad we did not do the Strawberry Picking. When we went to La Presa they also had it but they said there were no more strawberries available for picking.
When you arrive at the Strawberry Farm in La Trinidad you will first be greeted by rows and rows of Souvenir Shops, Strawberry Ice Cream Sellers, Strawberry taho Vendors, Strawberry Sellers.  The first to greet us upon getting out of the car were the Strawberry Ice Cream Vendors. I bought a cone for P25.00 and it was delicious.

And if you thought that was it, you are wrong. As you get nearer to the Strawberry Farm, more and more rows of Stalls will greet you. And this time more sellers of Strawberries, Strawberry Wine or Strawberry Jam. Just go inside the Strawberry fields and someone will surely approach you asking if you want to do Strawberry Picking.
We entered one of the Strawberry fields and a lady greeted us and asked us if we wanted to do Strawberry picking. We asked how much and she said it was P4…

Choco-Late de Batirol (Camp John Hay, Baguio City)

Since we did not avail of breakfast at the Hotel we went to Choco-Late de Batirol for Breakfast, It was still closed when we arrived, they open at 7:30am. The place is very nice, located just beside the Igorot Park, Choco-Late de Batirol's location is just perfect. 

We ordered the following:

Vigan Longanisa - This was my order and this is delicious. Liked this a lot.

Tocino Kalabaw - This was my sister's order and she did not like it. She asked me to taste it and when i did it was just horrible. NEVER ORDER THIS.

Daing na Bangus - Got to taste this also. The Daing na Bangus was a bit itchy to the mouth but otherwise quite good.

Bibingka & Suman sa Lihiya - Both were not good. The Bibingka was just cake. It had no cheese or Salted Egg. The Suman sa Lihya was not good, it was not sticky. they probably did not use Malagkit.

and of course

Chocolate de Batirol - Perfect for Baguio weather but there are other Chocolate de Batirol much better.

Overall it was a So-So Breakfast. It was the…

Rumah Sate at Ketchup Community (Baguio City)

On Our Last night in Baguio City we went to the Ketchup Community for Dinner.  There were no more parking spaces when we arrived but there was an available space in front of Pizza Volante.
When we arrived at Ketchup, the place was teeming with People. We went to Canto but there was a line of people waiting to be seated so we went to the nearest food place which was Rumah Sate and there was a table available.

We ordered their Meat Group Sate (P999.00) which was a complete meal and included drinks. We also ordered a Bowl of Laksa to go with it.
Our order arrived in 10 minutes more or less. Our order the Meat Group Sate looked very impressive. It had a Rice tower in the Middle covered with a Banana Leaf cone. it had grilled meats like chicken and pork plus Pork Satay.

I really liked the food at Rumah Sate and will definitely be back if we go back to Baguio. Service was very good too.
The Ketchup Community is a Collection of Food Stalls. You can sit in one of the Restos and order from another …

The Forest Lodge at Camp John Hay (Baguio City)

Location: Located along Orodonio Drive inside Camp John Hay. The Forest Lodge is beside the Manor and in front of the Mile Hi Center.

Check In: It was fast and efficient. We were at the Lodge earlier than Check In but we were already allowed inside the room.
Room: The room was Spacious and Carpeted. (The Staff Member upon Check Out said that rooms at the Forest Lodge were even bigger than the Manor) It had 2 Queen Beds with very comfortable mattresses and equally comfortable pillows. It had an Armchair with a Coffee Table. A Writing desk. a 32" Cable TV with DVD. A Mini Kitchen with a Mini Ref, Electric Kettle. and the part where i liked the most the Vanity Desk located infront of the Bathroom which was hidden from View. The Room also had a Big Balcony. There is also a Cabinet located beside the bathroom and there is a safe inside the Cabinet. 

Bathroom: Spacious too. the Bathroom had an Enclosed Shower. It had a Rain-shower with hot and cold water (Water Temperature maybe a bit tri…

Quest Hotel (Cebu City)

My BFF Anita was the one who reccomended that i try Quest Hotel and she sure gave a Very Good Reccomendation.
Quest Hotel is a modern Hotel located just across Ayala Centre Cebu. Nearby, around and at its back are Restaurants. There is a bank nearby and laundry shops too.

Check In was fast, friendly and efficient. The room was clean, comfy and cool. Their Wifi was surprisingly fast and reliable (though there were times it will slow down but pick up speed again). The room was comparable to a 4 Star Hotel Room. 

Breakfast was Extensive. There was such a wide range of food available that i was surprised. More surprised to find Puto Bumbong (forget getting this) and Chocolate Batirol (Get this!) and Taho (their taho just does not taste like the ones bought from the streets). 
Go to breakfast early, before 7am to beat the crowds. Despite having a lot of diners their service was Excellent.

Service was exemplary. Fast, efficient. From their security to Reception to Housekeeping.
Check Out was equa…

Kuya J's (Tojong Street, Cebu City)

Address: Tojong Street, Cebu City Location: located near Quest Hotel, Mandarin, Parklane, Diamond Suites, Wellcome Hotel We ordered the following when we dined here for dinner.  Kare-kare (P260)  Baked Scallops (P165)  Adobong Kangkong
Overall, the food was very good. The kare-kare and scallops were very good. I liked the bagoong with the kare-kare a lot! Its the type of bagoong i like. 
So far, i have not ordered anything from Kuya J's (first tried eating at their Sta Mesa branch) that i did not like. Their service is good too.

Zubuchon (Mactan Cebu Airport Branch)

Anthony Bourdain considers Zzubuchon the best pig ever. If you will eat Zubuchon at the Airport that statement you will not agree with that. The lechon they serve at the airport is too oily. It tastes good but its far from the best. 
I got their Boneless Lechon with Rice for 190.00 plus their Iced Citrus Lemon Tea (forgot if thats the right term for P75). I think it would be better to tastes Zubuchon at their branches outside the Airport where the lechon served is fresh.