Transient–The Colombian Trail

While visiting Medellin, one of Colombia’s famous cities, we had a chance to explore a coffee farm and the Metrocable. Both experiences bring transient elements – captured in the photos below, as per the Daily Photo Challenge…

Most of us know about the famous Colombian coffee, however it is worth mentioning that it is a very labour intensive crop to produce, process and bring it to the cup (yes, a transient process ). The coffee farm was just 5 min outside the city of Medellin up the rolling hills and it was very authentic. The farmer shared with us the process of coffee growing, processing, selecting and marketing, as well as its many challenges . It was very educational and fun experience, indeed!

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Only the right size and colour beans make it to the world markets as premium coffee (the white bag). The rest of the beans (the yellow bucket) are further processed to make instant coffee types.

 

The Mertocable is the best way to see the poorest (most dangerous, according to some) parts of the city from the safety of a cable car – yet another transient moment.

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Many thanks,

LE

Evanescent: The Peruvian Lines

Despite their ancient origins, the time seems to have little effect on those famous lines in the Peruvian Nazca desert. The reason being – they are in a dry and isolated area with little changes in the environment. However, it has been observed recently, that some lines began deteriorating due to an influx of squatters living in the area!

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Wildlife Of The Pantanal, Brazil

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The Pantanal is the world’s largest wetland area that spreads across Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay. We visited the Pantanal area of Brazil in August 2016. Sao Paolo to Cuiaba by flight and Cuiaba to Porto Joffre by safari 4×4 vehicle. In Pouso Alegre lodge we woke up to the singing and squeaking of at least ten varieties of birds. Here we also saw a giant anteater, tapir at night and lots of birds, mammals and reptiles. This post is composed of mainly photographs as they tell the story better than words…. Enjoy!

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Exploring Denmark – Scandinavian Culture and Nature

Aarhus – Horsens – Billund – Fanø – Odense – Roskilde – Helsingør – Copenhagen

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This time we had one week for our mini road trip across Denmark. We hired a car from Aarhus airport and drove down to Horsens (to see some old friends) and to spend some days exploring the area. It was pouring rain all day and the weather was expected to be similar the whole week (this later proved partially true allowing us actually to enjoy the trip :)). We’ve been to Aarhus before and exploring it was not part of this trip. However, things worth doing/seeing here include a visit to Old Town of Aarhus, Moesgaard Museum, Viking festivals and celebrations throughout the year.

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