Saturday, 28 December 2013

Guest Post: Kathy of My Peach Days

Hi guys! I’m Kathy from the Philippines and I blog over at My Peach Days. I’m so thrilled to be guest posting here at Bivi’s blog. Let me tell you something about myself. I’m a freelance SEO specialist and content creator by day and a kpop professional fangirl by night (CNBLUE fans here? Anyone?). My style is mostly preppy vintage but my wardrobe is also saturated with lots of 50s, 60s and 90s-inspired stuff. I might sound really friendly online but I’m usually cripplingly shy in real life. So just in case you bump into me outside the World Wide Web and I duck into a corner after you introduce yourself, that’s just me being socially inept. >.<

Anyhoo. I offered a travel guest post to Bivi. I wanted to show you guys a place I frequent for weekend trips. As you probably know, the Philippines is a tropical country. That means no winter for us. We get our version of a cold season, which is around this time until March, but it usually doesn’t warrant the wearing of thick garments.

Enter Baguio City!

Baguio is an hour and a half away from my hometown. You’ll have to take (and brave!) the perilous road up the mountains where this quaint but sprawling city is ensconced. Because of the altitude, the temperature is much colder compared here in the lowlands.

Baguio is also a refuge to many Korean students studying the English language so there’s a cornucopia of Korean restaurants here. We love Kfood too so it’s a chance for us to indulge in one too many wraps of samgyeopsal and forkfuls of jajangmyeon.

This whole road is closed and turned into a biking area. I know how to bike but there are so many kids here. Kids! I chicken out whenever there are kids in biking areas or bump car rides. They’re terrifying!

Bag: | Shoes: Fashion 71 | Jeans: local store | Everything else: thrifted

I rarely wear jeans when I gussy up. I usually reserve it for running errands but occasionally, I get the urge to cover up and look more modern than usual.

Mochis! There were new flavors available so we just had to sample them. Too bad the arrival of their new red velvet mochis was still later that day. We weren’t able to sample it.

I hope you are up for more food photos. My friend, Karen, treated us to some Japanese food.

These ladies are in the traditional Igorot costume. Igorots are the natives of Mountain Province. They are the ones who are keeping up with the traditions and seeing through the preservation of one of the 8 wonders of the world, the Banaue Rice Terraces. Tourists can also try and wear their traditional garb but we were in a hurry that day so we didn’t get to try it. Maybe next time!

One of the things you can try when visiting Baguio is going horseback riding. I tried riding a carriage in Vigan but riding it saddle style is going to take a bit more convicing. Haha! But it’s definitely going to happen soon.

I hope you guys enjoyed my guest post and a glimpse into my world. Thanks Bivi for having me here!

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