The Yoorekka team at BenCab Museum wearing jackets and long sleeves to fight the cold
It’s no secret that Baguio is cold; the chilly weather is the first thing that welcomes anyone who sets foot in the city. Every time I travel, I soak in the character of a city or country that I visit—from the people, the culture, the food, to the weather. This practice helped me see that the freezing temperature in Baguio is part of its beautiful character. So even though I prefer to don just my favorite t-shirt and jeans when traveling, I still found Baguio’s cold weather a nice change from Manila’s sweltering heat.
Despite our thick jackets, I and my coworkers could not stop saying “Ang lamig!” (“It’s so cold!”) wherever we were (it was that cold). But after a couple of hours of cursing the winds, we decided to embrace and enjoy it instead. So when you visit Baguio, embrace the cold! Savor it! Despite the negative rep about the crowd, the traffic, and the bad urban planning that the city has been receiving lately, its cold weather is worth experiencing.
Upon coming home to Manila, guess what we missed the most.