We spent some time after breakfast sitting on the front porch enjoying the cooler morning air. It was overcast and dull, but the birds were out in force around the gardens, so I grabbed the camera to try and get some photos. I loved the hummingbirds hovering around the flowers – fascinating birds.
Every Friday, Enrique goes to the fresh fruit and vegetable markets in Cali to shop for supplies for the kitchen. He takes families staying at the hotel and gives them a tour of the markets, explaining all the exotic fruits and vegetables. It is a wonderful place, full of unique sights, sounds and smells – and a tour is quite educational too. Did you know they grow seven different types of banana in Colombia? We have had cooked banana several times in dishes, including soups. We also had deep fried banana at one point – kind of looked like potato wedges and tasted okay too.
Across the road from the markets was a little art and craft store where we bought some souvenirs of our stay in Cali. We aren’t just buying stuff for ourselves, we want to have a collection of items from Cali for Andres.
Later in the afternoon we spent some time in the formal loungeroom where there is some carpet on the floor so we could give Andres a bit of “tummy time”. He’s not crawling yet, can’t quite get the legs going right and hasn’t worked out how to use his arms to move himself around.