Some of my friends, my boyfriend, and I went to Baguio in mid-May. We took night bus trips to and fro Baguio to "save" time. The bus trips to Baguio, at seven hours (by regular bus) and less than five hours (by deluxe bus) were long and cold, my friend had to use the bus's curtain as a blanket. In Baguio, we rented a house (I think if you're a bigger group, you can save money by renting a house instead of checking in a hotel) and hired a van to tour us around Baguio and beyond. The van driver was knowledgeable and accommodating.
Unfortunately, Baguio, for me, was not breathtaking or anything. The city was just...different. It was cold (ok,), small, with very narrow and roller-coaster streets, and full of tourists and tourist shops. But there are still some reasons to go back (inexpensive shoes in thrift stores, that's one; the weather, that's another).
Pictures (top-bottom, left-right): 1. clouds . . . 2. Libingan ng mga Bayani . . . 3. Manila view from a hotel . . . 4. at Libingan . . . 5. Baguio at 5am . . . 6. houses at the Cordilleras . . . 7. early morning and brownout at 7-11 in Baguio . . . 8. Burnham Park lagoon . . . 9. Baguio night lights viewed from SM . . . 10. at a wagwagan . . . 11. top- gift, skirt-thrifted, bag-gift . . . 12. cold in SM Baguio . . . 13. view of Mt. Mayon from the plane