HOW TO GET THERE: The Good Shepherd Convent is a walk away from one of Baguio City’ s prominent tourist spot (Mines View Park). Getting there is quite easy! If you’re coming from the city central, you will be able to spot the jeepney terminal at Lower Mabini St. There’s usually a line for it, so it would be impossible for you to miss it. The fare goes to a range of 8 to 10 pesos. You can also hail a cab if you’re feeling fancy. Got a car? The Good Shepherd Convent got you covered on the parking space. They open at 8:00 am, you do however need to get there at your earliest time possible to secure the goods. Stocks go pretty fast.
WHAT TO DO: Tourists don’t usually go there for the place, they go there for the loot! Good Shepherd has established its name in the Pasalubong game. Choose from a wide variety of Baguio City’s finest Strawberry Jam, Peanut Brittle, Lengua de Gato and the ever well known Ube Halaya. Some travellers have even called the goods from Good Shepherd “Edible Heaven”. Pro tip: Bring your own (and sturdy) eco-bag and get your order list ready for a speedier transaction. The prices tend to be hefty but get this, their products supports the scholarships of many students by making their own homemade delicacies. Buy yourself a treat, and you get to support their cause. It’s a win-win. They close at 5:00 pm, If you get there after 5, there’s a small store near the entrance that they keep open that is being operated by their scholars. The prices however get a 20 peso increase from the original selling price that you can find during regular store hours.