One of the best things about moving to a new city, a new country and a new culture is exploring. There are so many things to see and do and people to meet, and with at least two years here in Colombia I have no problem taking my time to enjoy the process.
This weekend Maggie and I set our sights on Granada, a neighborhood in Northern Cali with lots of shops and restaurants. After a run on Saturday morning, we headed up there on the Mio around noon, picking up our friend Hana along the way. The Mio took us almost right into Granada and with the help of my guide book and our maps we found many cool places.
Maggie explores the streets of Granada.
"Maggie, is this an appropriate place to pull out my guide book and look very touristy?"
We enjoyed finding some fun restaurants that look great to return to for a delicious dinner. We has lunch a Hindu/Indian vegetarian restaurant where Maggie had veggies with fried plantains and I had a vegetable soup with homemade bread. Mmmmm.
Afterwards we of course located an afternoon pick me up coffee at Juan Valdez :)
Waiting patiently for my iced mocha.
Also this weekend I decided to make Apple Berry Salsa for the first time in Colombia. I got this recipe from my college roommate and I have LOVED it ever since. Since it is made from fruit, and fruit is fresh and delicious here in Colombia, I knew I had to try it. Bought everything at the grocery store Saturday afternoon and came home to make it. Maggie and I promptly made it for dinner. :) Basically it's fruit salsa with green apples, kiwi, strawberries and orange juice and you eat it with homemade chips made from tortillas and cinnamon sugar. Delicious! Here are some photos---enjoy!
Back to school tomorrow (no Labor Day here in Colombia!), but I hope everyone in the States enjoys the extra day off! Happy Monday!
p.s. She killed the cockroach (yes, it was a cockroach) by the time I woke up. She slipped a piece of newspaper under it and threw it over our balcony, where upon it was being devoured by ants as we walked past on the way to breakfast. Lovely.