A drive to the airport and a visit to Zapatoca.
Trip Start Jul 04, 2007
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The ride to and from the farm, is quite breathtaking. It is by bus, and takes about 2 hours. The bus goes up and down the canyon of Chicamoca. The bus first goes through Giron, then through an area of small farms that grow mainly Tabacco, tomatoes, and citrus fruits. After that, it becomes more of an desert-like area where a lot of fields of pineapple plants can be seen coming out of the ground. After the pineapple region of the trip, the bus goes up and down the amazing canyon. The roads were all dirt, but in the last year, most of the road has been paved. For the most part, the road is without guardrails, and is a sure squeeze for two buses, or even cars to pass eachother. I snapped a lot of shots that show the amazing view to the river at the bottom of the canyon, the mountain range in general, and how scary the roads really are.
For the last few days, I was with Ana and her dad at their family "farm." The word farm is hard to use for it, but I don't know any that work better
We did take a car into town the one night, since we were bored, and were lacking food at the farm. There isn't much to do there at night other than eat, drink, and play pool, so that's what we did. It was my first time playing pool in Colombia, which is kinda impressive considering there are pool houses everywhere. I thought Ana would be amazing at pool, since it's so popular amongst younger people here, since it's cheap and easily accessible, but it turns out, I'm actually a little better. For those that have played pool with me, you should know this is pretty sad. It took us forever, and a few beers, to play the game she wanted to play... Next time we will play 8-ball instead since we are just too bad at the game. It was a pretty safe looking pool house, contrary to most that I see, since they seem to be more popular in poor areas of cities and towns. I felt 100% safe until I took the camera out. After that, I kept my man-purse (I can't remember the name of them here, but they are distinctly male purses.) by my side in fear that someone would snatch my camera out of it. After the pool house, we went to get some amazing bread, arepas filled with egg, and some cookies. The bread here is amazing...I simply can't get enough of it. After that we went back to the farm.