"Walang socket ano?" speaking to an Asian woman sitting by herself in the lobby area.
"Ugh socket? there's one right there." pointing at a socket just under the table. And immediately I thought, ah ok, but got bothered a bit by her response. Inglisera si ate lol.
After our few chances of chit chatting did I only discover that she really couldn't speak nor understand Tagalog. She's Chinese by race but grew up in Holland.
Her name is So.
It was only over breakfast when she spotted me sitting alone (as usual) in the Inn's kitchen did we had a chance for a longer than usual conversation.
She was around the area trying to place an order of her own. Shortly after my breakfast came in, she offered to join me. Thank God I've got company! So of course I said, sure!
From our talk, I discovered that she had done research on sexual workers in China and told me that prostitution there is a taboo and had to hide it in establishments such as"videoke bar", "massage parlor" to name a few. I was shock to hear this because for all I know, there are red light districts in China. I mean, why would they hide such things?
So on my last day, as I was in a taxi on my way to the bus terminal I saw an ad that draw my attention:"Hidden Massage". What an irony that is. Surely it screams seedy. I'm quite sure what kind of service it offers. With a signage like that? I couldn't be wrong.
Have you seen any dodgy massage parlors in your area too? Please share in the comment box below. :)
Here are more stories about my experience in Baguio:
Where I Stayed in Baguio: Less than P500 for a Solo Female Traveler
Going Around Baguio for a Solo Female Traveler
Going Around Baguio in Half a Day
Strawberry Farm, La Trinidad Benguet: Strawberry is my New Kind of Drug