My impressions of the 2016 Mazda CX-5 Diesel Variant

29 September 2016

For about five (5) days, our family had the privilege of test driving the new 2016 Mazda CX-5 Diesel variant.  This post contains my impressions of the Mazda CX-5 from the point of view of the passenger, not a driver since I'm not one.  I'm going to say things about how I felt riding in the car.  I'm going to say how my kids felt riding in the car.  Our test drive took us around Las Pinas and all the way to Baguio City, giving us a really good picture of how the Mazda CX-5 handles itself in different road and weather conditions.

Kids' first visit to Mines View Park

26 September 2016

When we reached Baguio City, we first headed to our hotel, C Boutique Hotel Baguio near Mines View Park to check-in.  But our room wasn't ready yet so we headed to the nearest tourist attraction which was, of course, Mines View Park.  It was the first time for the kids to visit this destination and they were pretty excited.

Visiting Cafe in the Sky in Benguet

26 September 2016

When we reached Baguio, we didn't immediately go to our hotel because it was too early to check in.  Instead, Patrick drove us quite a ways to the location called Cafe in the Sky in Sto. Tomas, Benguet.  He said that it was a popular destination because of the stunning views from atop the mountain.  We didn't anticipate what we would find when we got there.

First Stop on the way to Baguio: Petron Lakeshore, NLEX Northbound, Mexico, Pampanga

26 September 2016

Leaving as early as 6AM, it's expected that somewhere along the long NLEX route, the kids are bound to get hungry.  We avoided the crowded gas station/service facilities most proximate to the Balintawak Toll Gate and instead went straight to the Petron Lakeshore facility which was closer to the SCTEX.

Review: Exceptional stay at C Boutique Hotel Baguio

26 - 28 September 2016

I discovered C Boutique Hotel from the Deal Grocer site when they had a Getaway Deal (Cozy Baguio Stay for 3 in a Deluxe Suite with Breakfast) which I subsequently purchased.  All I can say is that I don't regret my purchase because our stay was exceptionally satisfying.  The location, the room, the breakfast and most importantly, the service, all contributed to an enjoyable stay.