Veo… Veo… Matteo…

Een blij weerzien…na 6 jaar. We ontmoeten elkaar terug als volwassen vrouwen en mijn vriendin Carol is ondertussen een kersverse mama!!! We doen samen de was en de plas en kletsen de vervlogen jaren aan elkaar. De mannen laten we even terzijde…en daar geven ze niet veel om…
Voor diegenen die mijn verleden niet goed kennen: Ik ontmoette Carol in Peru tijdens mijn jaartje vrijwilligerswerk, ondertussen 10 jaar geleden.

The pick up leaves at 5 am from Cabo de la Vela… And we stay on the road for 34 hours, to reach Carol in Pijao. Carol is a good friend of Ilse from Peru, who lives now in Colombia with her husband, Thomas and their 4 months old sun, Matteo. It is nearly 6 years since Ilse last saw them, so now is a great opportunity to meet again.

They stay at a finca – hacienda – on the hills around Pijao, an idyllic, small mountain village. Luckily a shower is present and the parilla is ready when we arrive. So after a bath and a dinner we already feel much better.
For the rest we simply talk and watch the world cup matches… And so we do the next day also… With some laundry – for the woman – in between.
During our days in Pijao we enjoy the vibe of the pueblito, and the hospitality in our hostel, just outside town.

We’re in the coffee region, so visiting a finca where the coffee is cultivated is necessary… There we see the coffee grow, between the bananas. We even get the local dress and pick some ripe beans ourselves, before they explain us the whole process from growth till coffee.
Mateo joins us all day, watching eagerly to all the colours and listening to the sound.
In the evening we visit Buenavista, another small pueblito, where we experience the winning of Colombia in the world cup… Vuvuzela’s and flags all around, but Matteo doesn’t really appreciate these noises…

One thought on “Veo… Veo… Matteo…

  1. Si veo veo a Matteo cada dia, a toda hora. Gracias Ilse y Bart por estar aqui y haber compartido un poco de vosotros con nosotros, me gusto y me diverti y Matteo tambien. Que penita que no tuve mucho tiempo para estar mas con ustedes. Los quiero y que les vaya muy bien en vuestro proyecto de vida. Un abrazo Carol

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