Finally I make it to the much praised city of Medellín! I ride in the city with only an address of the hostel I'm planning on staying in, and little more. The GPS map I have for Colombia was pretty much useless. After riding around aimlessly for a short time among the cars and tiny 100-400cc motos, I actually see a larger bike. A larger V-twin Yamaha and I decide to play follow the leader for awhile, and we have a little bit of fun as he tries (not sure exactly how hard) to lose me. Finally I pull up beside him at a light and low and behold he speaks English and then offers to lead me to my hostel!!! Things are looking up already.
The next day the bike goes into the dealer for an oil change, tires and maintenance and I'm left feeling naked.
|The typical scene of a vendor making candy on the street.|
|Here's one of my favourites.|
|At the beginning of the tour the owner talked about coffee and the different kinds of plants.|
|The machine they use to skin the beans.|
|The different stages of coffee, including the flowers.|
|Roasting the coffee.|
|The gigantic flower in on the bottom of the banana tree and upside down,|
|You have to ask for them, but they do have nets and there isn't many mosquitos.|