Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Colombia: Picture of the Nevado del Ruiz volcano, 2007

After we finished a day trip from the city of Pereira to the Parque del Cafe ("Coffee Park"), a theme park in the heart of Juan Valdez coffee country in central Colombia, we saw that the Nevado del Ruiz volcano was visible...something that usually doesn't happen. This volcano is best known for the terrible mudslide in 1985 that killed about 25,000 people and buried the entire town of Armero (it hadn't erupted for 500 years before that tragedy), but there is no denying the mountain's beauty. We just took it in and enjoyed the unique opportunity to see it.

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