Ailsa’s challenge for the week is Mountains. To see her journal regarding mountains, go here.
The first mountain I would like to show you is the one in our small town of Santa, province of Ilocos Sur in the Philippines. Our town is at the foot of the mountain, surrounded by the Abra River in the North, the China Sea in the west and in the east is the Mount Tetas de Santa. Growing up our dining room opens wide to the view of the mountain and I particularly love it when there is fog on the ridge.
The second is where I plan to retire – high up in the mountains. After my bid of getting a home by the sea, I have settled to live in Benguet. The city is called Baguio City and it is the summer capital of the Philippines.
Santa is about 9 hours by bus from Manila and Baguio City can be reached in 7 hours including meal and rest stops. Traveling from Baguio to Santa could take 4-5 hours. When I am in the Philippines, I split my time between the two places. I feel very lucky that I have both places to unwind.