Day 17 – The Sugar Cane Plantation

Today we visited the Sugar Cane Plantation out in the country near Palmira, Colombia. It is a very beautiful area though it takes a little while to get there. On the plantation is a museum showing the history of the sugar cane industry. We visited this place the last time we were here (, but it was good to share it with our friends from Texas. One part of the tour was open that we had not seen before because last time there had been a lot of rain and the area was flooded. It is amazing to see the process that the sugar cane goes through, even today. The sugar cane fields cover thousands and thousands of acres in the valley were Cali is located. The fields line the highways leaving the city on both sides. Much like corn when you drive through Iowa or Indiana. =)

Here are a few new pictures that we took during our visit.