National Geographic : 1930 May
SOME IMPRESSIONS OF 150,000 MILES OF TRAVEL Baguio. Now Fili pinos value Baguio properly. It is truly one of the great bene fits that the American Government has con ferred on them. Benguet is 5,600 feet above the ocean and is a plateau. Ba guio is the capital; Benguet is the sub province, with many depressions and eleva tions. They are quite beyond t he tropical vegetation line, and the forests are of pine like the Japanese pine and grow in beautiful open groves. The fields are grass of a kind upon which cattle seem to thrive. While on a small tract in the Trinidad basin it seems possible to grow Irish potatoes and strawberries and vegetables, nowhere else in Benguet has the soil yielded anything like what was hoped for it. Whether it needs a particular fer tilizer, or what soil treatment is necessary A Tokyo pa to grow the vegetables three largest ii that in our imagina- counterpart of tion we thought would street-car patrc and each car is grow when we first routes, all sho went there, I cannot even the unatte say. his way about. The famous Ben guet road cost us much more than expected because it was built up a yon whose sides, instead of being of di ble rock, as they seemed to be, pro to be of hard shale, which, upon expo to the weather, crumbled and kept sli and destroying the road. However, made the highway, and a beautiful ric is to the summer capital. It is about miles from Manila. One can leave Manila by train at o'clock at night and arrive the SPREADING THE NEWS IN JAPAN per with a daily circulation of 1,8oo,ooo is one of the 1 the world. The wooden clogs worn by this oriental the occidental "newsie" do not prevent a quick sale to a on. The tramways of Tokyo are thoroughly up-to-date marked with a large number indicating its route. The ,vn in different colors, are posted in each car, so that nded foreigner, ignorant of the language, can soon find we morning at Dagupan; leave there by au can- tomobile and be at Baguio at TO o'clock ura- the same morning. They are now build ved ing a railroad to Baguio upon which the sure grade will be practical. ling Baguio is more easily reached from we Hong Kong, from Singapore, and from le it all the ports between than any other place 150 which has a temperate climate. It will become, in my judgment, one of the 12 famous pleasure spots and health resorts next of the Orient.