Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Urabá - 1st November 2016

Pink Flor apologises as he has been a little lazy these past few years. He has decided to make amends and from today will start to publish the missing blog entries starting with Uraba in Northern Antioquia Colombia.

Pink Flor visits the 'Piedras Blancas' falls on the journey to Urabá

He catches a ride on the Banana train at a local banana plantation

Wow, it's great up here. Flor was trilled with the ride

In the Banana washing plant. Flor wanted the labels for all the banana customers supplied from the plantation

In the packaging plant. Flor found that these bananas were to be sold in Colombia

What a mountain of bananas

Flor found out that these bananas were to be supplied to Europe

Flor visited the carton stores where all the boxes are assembled.

This box is just my size.

After a busy day at the plantation, Flor decided to take a small snack.

Stop, Stop, it tickles. FLor playing with a new friend.

Flor at the washing station

So that's what a banana flower looks like

Pink Flor decided that it was a good idea to visit a pineapple plantation.

Where are the pineapples?

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Santa Fe en Antioquia - 9th June 2016

A quick read and refreshment in th hotel

A visit to the River Cauca

A nice view of the bridge and river from here

Flor just loves the bridge, he was so excited crossing the river

All alone on the bridge with no tourists getting in the way

Friday, 13 May 2016

Pink Flor in Geneva Switzerland - 13th May 2016

After the grueling 15 hour flight from Medellin to Geneva,
Pink Flor decided to use the train to get around
He absolutely loved the carousel in the Botanical Gardens.
In fact he liked it so much he asked for additional photographs
A warm sunny day at the lake was just perfect to recover from his jet-lag
Back to the Botanical Gardens to explore the remainder of the park.
Snow on the mountains! How cool
And right there in the background is Mont Blanc
You can not visit Geneva without seeing the Jet. Pink Flor got so excited. 
Pink Flor decided to play hide and seek. Can you see him?
Ever the socialite, Pink Flor makes a new friend
At last a Pink Flor sized house with a view of the lake
Pink Flor was thirsty, but found it very hard to drink from the fountain without taking a shower at the same time
Two new friends in one day. They promised to keep in touch using social media
Geneva can be very tiring, so Pink Flor asked for a ride home.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Pink Flor in Manizales Colombia - 21st March 2016

Pink Flor's taste in Rum has changed, now only 15 year aged Rum is acceptable.
He likes the new transport service in Manizales, Warm, Soft, and Friendly
Flor wanted a ride on Willys jeep. We had to explain that we were planning do this another day.
What about this jeep? he asked
Flor decided that if he could not ride a jeep, then he would travel with some pigs that he befriended earlier
He took a quick stop for some Colombian Coffee
A last! Flor got his wish to ride in a jeep.
He loved the fact that a silver horse also took the ride.
After a long day, Flor decided to take to nature. He loved riding the cable car above the forest
Staying with the nature theme, he took a short rest by a Lilly pond
He took a long walk on this wooden bridge over a small pond
Flor wanted some more coffee, but the store was closed
He then exhausted himself by climbing this palm tree
Flor walked several kilometres into the forest, and decided to take a rest by this fresh spring water
Looks like Flor likes climbing. Here he climbed a tree to get a better view of a wild orchid
Flor decided to study a local kiosk built for weddings and meetings. He loved the design
A final stop by a furnace. He was disappointed there was no BBQ