The plan for Day 4 was to visit some popular attractions in Cali. As you can see below, these attractions came complete with amazing views.
If my posts of Days 1-3 don’t have you wanting to visit Colombia yet, then read on. Get ready to be entertained!
First on the agenda was Rio de Felidia, or River of Felidia. We had a tough trek to the waterfall at the very top. We tread through slippery rocks and frigid waters. I don’t own water shoes, so this was done in my sandals. Why? I packed everything in one carry-on for a week, so I only brought one pair of dress shoes, tennis shoes, and sandals! I was so proud of myself. 🙂
To go over the first big waterfall, we used two fallen branches that someone had marked notches on. Being very steep, we grabbed hold of a cable cord that someone had tied to a stable branch above the waterfall. While grabbing hold of the cord, we pulled ourselves up the larger branch and used the notches on the smaller branch to grip onto with our shoes.
We left our phones behind during this stunt, because we did not want to risk dropping them in the fast flowing waters. I was only four feet away from the top waterfall, but I could not get any closer, due to the pressure of the water falling from such an elevated height and pushing me away. You can’t see a closeup, but it was so beautiful!!
As you can see, Diana and Juan David make this cascading adventure look easy.
After we washed our clothes with soap and water, we hung them outside on the clothesline to dry.
Obleas con queso are two thin circular wafers filled with goat cheese, caramel, condensed milk, and blackberry syrup. Very sweet, but the wafers toned the sweetness of the filling down.
Sebastián de Belalcázar is the Spanish conquistador that founded the city of Santiago de Cali, or Cali for short, in 1536. A year after the city celebrated its 400th birthday, this statue was built on July 25, 1937. We are pointing to the Pacific Ocean.
And, more salpicón! The most refreshing snack of fresh fruit, like bananas, watermelon, pineapple, mango, and papaya, in fruit juice. Someone snapped a photo of me taking a photo of the Western Mountains that does not even look real!
We had some fun with the masks we purchased that day at Loma de la Cruz! Here is a clip: http://youtu.be/cSj5VGwa0yg.
I was in awe of Cali’s beauty. Now, can you see why?!
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Hope you’re having a wonderful day!