Pacific Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Sep 13 1983, Page 10

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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - September 13, 1983, Tokyo, Japan 10 Pacific stars and stripes Pacific september 1983 philippine City provides escape by jo1 Glenn Jochum Navy Philippines whose ships Call on ports in the largest and northernmost of the Philippines Are familiar with the heat and humidity which makes even the Mildest form of exercise resemble an hour in a steam there is an nestled some 100 Miles North of Subic Bay and sitting at an Altitude of meters the summer capital of the beckons those who have tired of the tropics and Long for the fragrance of evergreens and clean Mountain but Many sailors Harbor false notions about the Mountain determined to stay in Camp John the air Force recreation station just North of the they pass up other alternatives open to Cabins in John Hay Are available at the last minute when guests postpone their but even if the Camp is booked that is no reason to leave the Philippines without visiting the resort there is a wide Range of excellent hotels in Many just outside Camp John and military personnel Are eligible to receive generous Dis at any it is Best to inquire about lodgings at the Camp reservation desk As soon As you arrive in it is also Wise to Check daily to learn if a Cabin has become dont be discouraged by the Rainy season june septem the rain my turn away would be improving your chances finding an available a two bedroom Cabin with refrigerator and fireplace runs a the Best Way to reach Baguio would be by Vic tory that fast moving bus unique to the the air Condi toned coach does not make the the Good news is the Price of a one Way ticket a Mere pesos less than along the the touring Sailor gets a firsthand look at the philippine shares a seat with the and is invited to Purchase filipino cuisine when the bus stops which it does often and local vendors hop on armed with fresh the morning or an indigenous but the Best part about Baguio is it can be done in a cabdriver lined up outside the main Gate at Camp John Hay will take you everywhere you wish to go for a negotiate table Many of them speak Good English and has been there since world War and us photos by Glenn Jochum an ornate Church occupies a Serene setting in the takes Pride in giving americans a grand tour of the no his family lives in a for May begin at Camp John Hays second winding through the palatial summer Homes of officials and other filipino you May see tunnels used As fortresses by the japanese during world War you will pass the Pines which houses a in you May ask your cabdriver to take you to the woodcarving Village where you will find native Mountain people sculpting wooden products they will eventually your cabdriver will Stop and let you wander around taking talking to the natives or making not far away is the Lourdes the altar where filipinos pay homage to the Mother of represented by the holy statue of the lady an Early morning Sun peaks through Pines on the Camp John Hay Golf of Lourdes affords an excellent Over View of the following you May be ready to do some shopping at the easter school of Woven products of Many descriptions Are available and you can actually see the weavers at everything from camera straps to place Mats Are available in Brilliant colors a Sample of the this can be done easily in a after a break for lunch on Baguios Steep main session you can visit the nearby Louis filigree where Silver products Are available at a next you can observe the Silversmith at five minutes away awaits tranquil Burnham which the families fre quent for and Row your Way around the Lake there and practice your there is still time to visit the City which begins at the foot of session on you can make some truly remarkable purchases of goods from banquet the area around or Woven As Well As fresh produce unavailable in the can also be found you May wish to part with your cabdriver at this Point so you will be free to shop in taxis Are plentiful and reasonably priced in Baguio and generally Start at around loaded Down with you can Hail one from the marketplace and have dinner at a neighbouring French waitresses May suggest a main course of Duck in Orange sauce for about your meal is made even More palatable by classical music playing softly in the Back after enjoy chocolate mousse for about a you can see most of Baguios nightlife in one evening As session Road and Marcos drive share the Honor As the liveliest part of you have your Choice of a scattering of discos or Folk country cousins of the Type found on Magsaysay Street in returning to your ship entails another Victory liner buses leave for Olon Gapo every hour on the hour and Are generally less crowded for the return the last bus leaves at you can sit Back and let the Mountain scenery Glide by As you make your descent to the heat you succeeded in beating for the past six hours later you can Board a Jeeney bound for the main Gate at Subic naval

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