Monday, March 11, 2013

Baguio Panagbenga Festival 2013

From this trip, I have learned that one must really challenge what's possible. To my dismay, all Baguio hotels were fully booked on the weekend of the Panagbenga festival. But that didn't stop me from witnessing this year's blooming odyssey. 

Out of 20 equally stunning floats, this year's Grand Winner was awarded to Le Monet Hotel. It pays tribute to French Impressionist Claude Monet's Garden in Giverny. Brightly colored flowers stargazers, malaysian mums, potted petunias, anthuriums and everlasting were used to depict a paradise complete with japanese garden, a bridge and pond.

I love catching a whiff of the fragrant fresh flowers as each float passes by. This one's truly pinoy! Nipa Hut inspired.

SMART Live More: Jump into Panagbenga 2013

National Year of Rice: Sapat na Bigas Kaya ng Pinas 

More vibrant floats!  

Each float is bursting with creativity!

Kapuso, GMA 7

Can i grab one of these DOLE pineapple juice tin cans? 

M Lhuillier's Ostrich, Eagle and Tiger Float

Depicts Moriones, dressed as roman soldiers.

The crowd at upper session road 

OOTD: Dress used as a top from the Supersale Bazaar. Polka pants from Forever 21

OOTD: Dress used as a top from the Supersale Bazaar. Polka pants from Forever 21

Mom and i striking a pose by the ABS CBN Float

Steaming hot corn on the cob, anyone?

Ooooh! I super love this the most! Warm taho with Strawberry syrup and real strawberry bits for just Php15 (small cup) Php20 (big cup)

Baguio City residents and visitors are also in for an unforgettable gastronomic experience. Some 237 food stalls lined up along the session road during the weeklong activity.


  1. Really amazing festival :D x

  2. amazing!! too bad I'm allergic to flowers. Have a great day!! :)


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