After watching the the people of Benguet in full colorful costumes and dancing to different music, our next tour is to check out the Panagbenga 2013 landscaping competition. It’s a competition of flower and garden arrangement. The entries were exhibited at the Burnham Park and around the entries of the landscaping competition are some stores selling different kinds of plants, flowers and also wooden furniture.
It’s a long walk from our location in Session Road, we re-group here in SM City Baguio and we saw here the long line of people lining up to the check point of the mall guard. We met Anton here after he got separated from us after we arrived in Baguio. Anton bought our ticket back to Manila in Victory Liner and met us here in the mall after the parade.
After SM City Baguio, we started to walk along Session Road, you can still see the large flow of people walking around, all of them came from the parade. Although that the road are closed during the parade, we saw incoming vehicles towards us, then we realized that the roads are opened up again because the parade is finished.
Doing a self portrait before I got hit by a taxi car.
Our good blogger friend Ted Claudio have its own street name here in Baguio City. haahahah.
nice one Ted!
Near Burnham Park, we saw lots of street vendors selling beverages, fruits and other food
I got salivated when I saw a halo halo store here in the street.
Mangoes and more halo halo
There are lots of Shawarma sellers, but my only purchase here is an iced cold Coca Cola drink. I need to energize and also wake up my tired body.
We arrived in Burnham Park and there’s already a big build up of crowd. Almost all people who came from the parade went all here at the park to check out the landscaping contest.
Here’s my panoramic view of the exhibit
It’s a nice landscape entry, and the creators did this for the festival and sayang lang..kasi they will tear it apart after the festival.
Lots of people here in Burnham Park
Sellers brought their plants for sale here in the park
check out the plants for sale
I took some flower shots here
Cute yellow flower, some kind of yellow daisy flower
white daisy flower..so cute.. I thought its sunflower
orangey flower mums
purplish pinish flower mums
Here’s a vendor watering their plants for sale
Oh there’s a real butterfly here.. just visiting.
Saw some berries for display, and I thought that these are fakes,but they are real berries. I wonder how do you display that at home.
Orchid plants are also for sale here
Here’s a welcome message to all visitors
Path to the secret garden
Here’s an awesome landscaping art
I wish to have this at home…and I will drink my hot coffee there every morning. I love the water falls set up.
2nd prize of the contest
and here’s the grand prize!!! under the “carpet of flowers” category
our bloggers are busy with their own gadgets
wooden patungan ng kaldero and some fruit wines
We decided to eat our lunch after visiting the flower entries, then Enzo got lost inside the big crowd, I txted him and told him to meet us at Oh My Gulay restaurant.
There’s a portion in Burnham Park that allows people to set up a tent and do camp. They sleep here for days just for the festival
Its free and there’s no need to pay anything, just get your own spot and set up your own tent. There’s a bathroom nearby that you can use regularly.
That’s why I see lots of people carrying their rolled down tent here in Baguio City. All of them are going here to stay overnight. It looks fun! I want to try this next year.
Our way up going to Oh My Gulay resto. Here we spot some ukay ukay store and other bazaars along Session Road.
When in Baguio, I’m always prepared, its better to wear rubber shoes or running shoes, because here in the city, you are required to walk and walk, climb up and slide down the road.
Spotted this live preaching on the street, they took the advantage of the large crowd coming in and they throw up lots of preaching about their beliefs.
Okay, that’s our tour for day and watch out for my post about Oh My Gulay resto.
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Azrael Coladilla is the blogger of Azrael's Merryland. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is a full time blogger and photographer and freelance events organizer, social media specialist and marketing consultant. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves traveling, eating, watch movies, meet new people, photography and collects Transformers toys.