The finca is very close to two rivers and it was fascinating to hear how people pan for gold in them. Josue's grandpa grows lots of things on the farm, but the main thing he showed us was his cacao plants. Interestingly enough the mayor a while back came in and decided to re-route the river, for whatever reason, and that caused Josue's grandpa to lose a bit of land and lots of cacao plants. But, there was nothing he could do.
Josue's family was super kind to us and we enjoyed getting to know them and see a bit of where he came from. Can't wait to do it again!
|Andi, Bailey, Aide (Josue's aunt) and Tracey|
You suck on the seeds inside the cacao plant. It has a sweet membrane around the actual seed and then they roast the seed to process it into chocolate.
|Olivia, Josiah & Lydia|
Johan tried panning for gold, with no luck. Nanki & David were just interested in swimming!
|Josue's cousins and mom|
|Johan & Elsa|
|Tracey & Beth|