Manizales

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We left Medellin early to make our way by bus to the next town on our tour of Colombia. There are quite a few different bus lines, as you enter the station people are steering you toward their company. We chose one and after a short wait we boarded and were making our way to Manizales. The ride can only be described as exciting, part fast travel,  part white knuckle racing. The drivers mission is to pass every vehicle he comes upon, No passing zones or blind mountain curves makes a difference. 

Manizales is a city in the mountainous coffee  growing region of Western Colombia. Its know for its cultural events, steep streets, and views of the nerarby, Nevado del Ruiz volcano. Central Bolivar Square has a man- condor sculpture honouring revolutionary leader Simon Bolivar The city’s neo Gothic cathedral Basilica of, Our Lady of the Rosary has a roof top view.point. The neo-colonial governs palace is nearby.

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During this whole trip, Muriel as our agent has been picking lodgings from the internet and again she picked a fantastic place. Owned by a fellow Canadian,  the,   “ Mirador Finca Morrogacho “ turned out to be a highlight.

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Just a cheap taxi ride outside the town are the termales ( hot springs), so after a morning hike down to a waterfall on the farm property we decided to soothe our sore muscles.

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Check out the video of our waterfall hike

 https://youtu.be/E2RUeUi-MSg

 

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