Escaping the suffocating heat of Manila, we boarded a northbound bus to the summer capital of the Philippines. This is my third trip to Baguio City this year and my first time to ever come up during the summer season. I didn’t bring a jacket with me this time, expecting a not so cool Baguio. Boy was I wrong; the air is nippy even at high noon! Here’s a view from our room’s verandah in North Pine Transient House. Cold weather, hot coffee, starry skies, cool pine trees, colorful wild flowers, neighing horses and kids playing baseball on sprawling green fields; I love this place!