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In the northern part of the island of Luzon, in the middle of a damp, rugged forest massif, lies the administrative center of the Córdillera region, the city of Baguio. The origin of its name is related to one of the words of the ibylonia tribe, bagiw, which means moss. The year of the citys founding is 1900. It was founded by Americans, who built a new settlement on the site of a small tree of the tribe of ibeola. There are three roads leading to the town in the mountain valley. The most picturesque is considered to be Canon Road.

In the 1990 earthquake, people died and houses were destroyed in the town. With the help of international funds and funding from the government, Bago has been rebuilt. Today, it is a famous mountain and climate resort with great golf courses, restaurants and comfortable hotels.

The Cathedral of the Catedral, at the top of the hill, with its two spires, is particularly striking. There are a hundred steps leading up to its entrance. A remarkable structure is the Chapel of the Bells, located on the border of the border between Trinidad and Baguio, with ornaments on the windows and gates. Equally attractive is St. Ignatius and St. Christophers Church. On the grounds of the large Parc de la Paix de la Raita, there is a huge park with a huge basin, which is surrounded by tall pine trees.

100 USD = 5,560.90 PHP

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  • Air quality: 48 US AQI Good. Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 350,000 people
  • GDP: $2,951 / year
  • Power outlets: 230V60Hz
  • Internet: 8 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Smart
  • Pay without cash: Yes, cards OK almost everywhere
  • Tipping: Overall, tipping is usually not expected so the staff are not offended when you do not give a tip. Do not feel pressured to leave a tip if the service was poor. Philippines was traditionally a non tipping culture but tipping is increasingly common among the local population.
  • Apartment listings: Ayosdito
  • Apartments: Airbnb
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  • Best taxi: Grab
  • Online electronics shop: Lazada
  • Best intl air carrier: Philippine
  • Monthly costs for expat: $1000
  • Monthly costs for family: $1700
  • Monthly costs for local: $490
  • Meal: $3.5
  • Small Cola: $0.6
  • Beer 1 Pint: $1.8
  • Coffee: $1.4

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