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Baguio: The Lost Cemetery of Negativism, Camp John Hay Historic Core
Imagine visiting a place where all your negative emotions, thoughts and impediments to achieving your goals can be buried. A cemetery where no former living thing is buried but where you'll find tombs with funny yet thought-provoking epitaphs inscribed on tombstones. It's a place where you can bury your negative traits and thoughts where you'll end not grieving and instead make you a better person.
Welcome to the Cemetery of Negativism, sometimes called Lost Cemetery, part of Camp John Hay Historic Core that includes the historic Bell House and Amphitheater.
The welcome "tombstone" states: "Negativism is man's greatest sel-imposed infliction, his most limiting factor, his heaviest burden.
No more, for here is buried the world's negativism for all time. those who rest here have died not in vain - but for you a stern reminder -- as you leave this hill remember that the rest of your life, Be more positive.
have a good day! - Treat today like it's your last - though it's the first of the rest...
Some of the "buried" negativisms in a slideshow:
After the interment of your negativisms, negative traits and bad vibes, leave them all there, never resurrect again. Your highway to achieving your goals may have now been cleared of unnecessary obstructions and be able to harness the power of positive thinking.
Entrance fee to the whole Historic Core is PhP20.00 per head (PhP15.00 for students and senior citizens). Park is open from 8am to 5pm from Mondays to Sundays.
How to get to Camp John Hay:
Besides, The Lost Cemetery, Camp John Hay boasts of two hotels, the upscale The Manor Hotel and the mid-end The Forest Lodge, a Butterfly garden and the historic Bell House and Bell Amphitheater.
To get to Camp John Hay,, take a jeepney plying the route Baguio Plaza - Scout Barrio and request the driver to drop you off at the gate then walk towards Cam John Hay historic core. If you're three of four, best to take taxi as it's almost the same with jeepney fare summed in total