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... then enjoyed the best menu del dia (lunch special) in Colombia. Menu del dia is an amazing deal, typically $3-4 and consists of a huge bowl of soup followed by a fat plate of rice, plantains, salad, and some sort of meat, accompanied by juice. Almost every restaurant in Colombia has menu del dia, you just have to know to ask. Pictures: https://cobblogging.shutterfly.com/pict ...
... climbing 370+ steps to the very top for great views of the city. After doing Cocora yesterday, this was a cake walk.
The couple I'm staying with, Nestor and Maria Luiz, are super nice. It feels like I'm staying with my mom and dad, only in Colombia. I have to be up early tomorrow to catch a tour heading to Los Nevados National Park, so I'm going to keep this short. The pics are of my exploring in Manizales.
... too far to walk. The garden was really cool. It was pretty and we saw an iguana climbing up a tree. It was green and had spikes on its neck.
After we finished with the gardens, we went to the science center. First we did all of the outside activities. After, we went inside to the aquarium. It has fish ...
... interesting I thought and certainly made me thirsty for coffee. The farm we were on was 170 hectares big and full of coffee trees.
We had lunch here also and were welcomed by the friendly staff. It was perfect for down time with hammocks and sun chairs all around.
We then left the farm and get back into the jeeps to recover the bus and headed into Manizales city. The city is only 200 years ...
... 2 skins until you get the bean. Columbia produce washed arabica beans. Due to the relitively low elevation here they need to use some pesticides designed to eliminate a certain tiny black insect that lives in and eats the beans. The higher the elevation the fewer diseases but lower the yield. The beans are dried out and packed up in sacks, split between top quality and second rate. The second rate is only distributed within ...