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... Next was the coffee/ chocolate/sugar tour. It was really informative and everyone got to eat coffee and cacao beans, sugar cane and we also made sugar ! At the end, we ate some food and drank coffee and this sweet water/juice - all very tasty. We met a really nice family from America, with kids conveniently around Ella and Ollie's ages, so we all ended up going to Amy's Restaurant together for dinner.
... all flew superman-style, bundled in red-pod-type harnesses over the forest on the final, 1000m-long zip wire.
After lunch we walked the nature trail which included traversing the famous hanging bridges that also reached across the tree-tops of the cloud-forest . . . another brilliant ...
We took the Farm Tour at Finca Luna Nueva at 9am. The guide, Ishmael, was very knowledgable. He showed us the many different plants they grow there and explained much about their ethos of biodynamic organic farming. They diversify their planting within small areas to dissuade insects from damaging plants, they crop, plant and spray at certain times in the lunar cycle and they encourage CO2 capture by allowing many types of plants to grow together.
... sunset we stopped somewhere to eat and change driver. Still havent eaten beans yet! One thing is for sure, I am coming back here, I love it, and I havent even seen the nicest parts yet. High up on my todo list: practice Portugees. Sun has gone down now, not much to see anymore.. So dark, little light pollution, but almost full moon mostly hidden behind the clouds. No photos for this post yet, I took them with my digital ...
... were also very strange- we could only see the shadows, which looked like something out of a Dr. Seuss book. The leaves were all condensed onto the ends of each branch, making the tree look like a dancing octopus like creature in the wind. As we walked inside we were greeted by about 10 friends who had gotten there the night before. Everyone was leaving the next afternoon so we knew sleep wasn't on the schedule.
The night started off very ...