Cut flowers, where they come from? Holland is first on mind, but is not on first place anymore in North America. Most of the cut flowers imported to USA/Canada are coming from Colombia and Ecuador. The two major producer areas in Colombia are around Bogota and Medellin. In Medellin they are produced on farms at the edge of the city at about 2,500 metres altitude and we camping out lately in this area. Every month there is a minor event, sort of mini flower festival in the main plaza of the tiny town of Santa Elena. There is a stage set up, dancers perform few short moves, a band is performing traditional music and a couple of flower displays (silleta)are made on the spot. A large main event is in August down in Medellin, but that’s kind of out of our schedule, so we have to settle with the mini version. The MC was happy to announce out loud that they are visitors from Canada participating at the event.

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The first flower display is ready.

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A group of elderly dancers.

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Local band, local music.

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Chiva as limo.

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Silleta is ready.

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A quick walk with the 80 kg silleta.

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Dance at sunset.

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