|Driving to Manizales in the dark was beautiful.|
|Manizales at night. We stayed in a very nice hotel with hot water for showers.|
|The Andean duck at the Paramo. It was getting cold here. My jacket was in my car at the Houston airport. But I put on a tshirt, shirt and rain jacket. Bill kept losing his binocular cap and finally Arley duct taped it on.|
|The Bearded Helmetcrest is spectacular. Bryan has fantastic pictures of it.|
|This tells it all|
|This is an abandoned hotel. I really needed to use the banos so Jose took me in there. I thought I was in an episode of the twilight zone. There was a creepy caretaker As I passed his room, it was the size of a pantry with a bed and TV and some shelves. Then I got to the hot springs pool and this really tall Brit was jumping in. Jose talked to him and he had taught English in Korea and then decided to bicycle around the world. He spent 7 months in Mexico learning Spanish and is now making his way through South America. Today I googled this hotel and found his blog, www.onebikeoneworld.com I corresponded with him, very interesting person. |
A new road was built to the top of the mountain and this hotel lost business. But people still come for the day despite the fact there is no furniture. At one time it was very nice. There is another hot springs hotel in Manizales now.