I woke up this morning with this view on all 3 sides - floor to ceiling. Had to do a double take to make sure I wasn't still dreaming. The sun comes up early here .. 5:30a ish. So beautiful. We walked to the hostel to have fresh eggs and milk from the cows we walked pass. Yep. You - cow - I'm drinking mill from your udder while looking straight at you. That was pretty cool. Today the plan is to hike 10 miles up n down the "valley of Cocora".. A beautiful lush jungly spectacle. The hike took us through wide open hills dotted with cows and cow poops, thru narrow steep muddy trails, across multiple rickety log crossings and rope bridges, up to multiple view points and down to multiple waterfalls. Alex, our guide, spoke zero English so there was a lot of half translation and charades going on all day. More on what I learned here later - there are lots. Alex is also a biology teacher and a mountaineer. He's training to climb everest soon. Pretty amazing cat. I wish I know more Spanish. I rode the back of a truck on the way back to town through more awesome twisty roads. Fun.
We left that evening to catch a plane back to Bogotá. 14 hours of non stop activity. Sitting is a luxury. Exhaustion is an understatement. Needless to say it was an early night back at the hotel. ... via mobile.