Baguio Philippines Local Market

Baguio Philippines Local Market
Session road appears to be the main walking street in Baguio, it is great, on one end is the super modern SM Mall, on the other end is the Baguio City market with vegetable, fruits with all those weird things sold in underdeveloped countries.

Baguio, Philippines
Southeast Asia
Monday, July 27, 2009


Here is a map in brief that explains about all you need to know about Baguio to start. What you must remember, a Taxi cost 30-60 Pesos. Less than one dollar will hire a taxi to most places you dream of going in Baguio. Taxis are truly the best way to travel in a city when they function properly in cheap countries like the Philippines.

I have yet to find a tourist attraction here that is calling me to go to visit. However I admit it, this is one the most affordable, easy, livable cities on planet earth. I am living at 1432 Meter above Sea Level in the Red Lion Pub and Inn, warm days, cool nights truly a pleasant environment. If anyone knows more places in the Tropics at around 1400-1600 meters above sea level, my ears are open, I am listening.

Typical underdeveloped country market, the big difference in the Philippines they wear western clothing, nobody goes native, at least I have never found native in the Philippines.

The sausage that is popular and I refuse to eat, there seems to be many varieties and maybe named after cities.

My Thai friend thinks Philippines is more expensive than Thailand, I asked her if the market was cheaper or more expensive. Her answer was,
“If I was paying 100 Baht in Thailand it would cost between 150 and 200 Baht here in the Philippines.”
She said,
“If you good at negotiating 150, if not than 200.”

100 Baht is about 3 dollars, while 100 Pesos is about 2 Dollars.

I will translate into my travel world, if I pay 10 dollars for room in Thailand, I am paying 15-20 Dollars here in the Philippines, truly a huge percentage jump. Thailand is more developed and modern than the Philippines, much richer than the Philippines but cheaper, go figure...

Normal sanitary conditions in 80 percent of planet earth, we bought some carrots, raisins and I force on her some cornic, plus a jacket for her because she has never lived in place this cold.

Notice the pawn shop sign at the top of photo, probably full of cell phones, the pawn shop is a common store in the Philippines.

Some type of cooked corn, called “Cornic,” I think this is a very cheap product and very easy to find in the Philippines.

If you want a nice place to live, truly easy, simple and cleaner than most cities in the Philippines, Manila is the dark side, and Baguio is the light side of the Philippines.

Baguio, one of the better places to live on planet earth.

Baguio Philippines Local Market