25 minutes to the east of Medellin, lies Fizebad Hacienda, a country club on a farm dating back to 1825. In this place, where social events like marriages are frequently held, visitors find a museum of Antioquenidad, a museum of pre-Columbian art and a library of Antioquian authors.
Saturday, 25 March 2017
Friday, 4 November 2016
Turbo is a port town in Antioquia Department, Colombia. It is located on the coast of Gulf of Urabá, 340 km. north of Medellín. This port city is the capital of the Urabá region of Antioquia, Colombia. The place where Turbo is today was known as Pisisí, but by 1741 people were already talking about Turbo. By a decree on May 11, 1839, the central government spent one thousand pesos for a military service barracks in Turbo. In 1840 the republican president assigned one thousand fanegas (Spanish Bushel equal to 8.81 acres) of uncultivated lands for the new population. It was established as a municipality in 1847
|Celebration with Friends and Family|
|Sunset on the Beach|
|Blue and Yellow Macaw|
|Little Blue Heron|
Tuesday, 1 November 2016
Urabá Antioquia is a sub-region in the Colombian Department of Antioquia. The region is made up by 24 municipalities. Most of this regions northern portion is part of the Colombian Caribbean Region bordering the Caribbean sea.Colombia’s northwestern Urabá region is located along the Panamanian border and touches both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean.
The region consists of jungle along the Panamanian border and the Pacific, and inland has large plots of agricultural land.
Urabá is spread out over the departments of Choco, Antioquia and Cordoba and was home to Colombia’s first city, Santa Maria la Antigua del Darien.
Much of the wildlife in Urabá, especially the birds, are unique to the area. My favourites are the Red Howler Monkey, the Banana Tree Frog, and the Fork-tailed Flycatcher.
|Weaver Bird Nests|
|Venezuelan Red Howler|
|Banana Tree Frog|
|Piedras Blancas (White Stones)|
|Piedras Blancas (White Stones)|
|Native Indian House|
|Jungle Mountain Range|
|Manzana de Agua (Water Apple)|
|Chiva - Transport for the plantation employees|
|Cut Bananas waiting to be processed|
|Selecting the Bananas|
|Cutting the Bananas|
|Inside the Plantation|
|Loading Bananas for Delivery|
|Young Banana Trees|
|The best way to travel through the plantation|
|Picnic in the shade of a tree|
|Mmmm can not wait to start|
|Picnic prepared in Banana Leaves|
The Pineapple Plantation
Pineapple production is extremely time consuming. It takes 18 months from planting the seedling until it produces 1 pineapple. There are multiple stages in the production. First prepare the land, next plant the seedlings, when large enough cut the top out of one plant to see if it is growing a fruit. Prepare the fruiting stage. Cut the fruits when ready. Like the bananas throw away the parent plant, but remove all the side shoots beforehand. Cut all the leaves to half size on the seedlings, then plant them in the prepared land.
|The baby pineapple just starting to grow|
|Preparing a new crop|
|Sorting by size. The 3 in the centre are destined for Europe. The others for domestic consumption in Colombia|
|Washing and sorting by size|
|Pineapples boxed and ready for delivery|