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Welcome to the jungle

600_5772-e_wThis time we stopped in the mountains in the south of Cuba. Here we have forests, lots of colorful birds, butterflies and, of course, rivers. Our hotel up in the mountains is located at a river with a waterfall, where the water falls down in a pond. The hotel consists of same small  houses. Approximately 40 – 50 guests can get a bed here. The photo above shows our hotels dining room and I’m standing in the middle of the (now nearly dry) river.

Do you remember, I already told you February and March belong to the dry period. The dry period begins in October / November and lasts until April / May. Having this in mind, you can easily see, why this river hasn’t that much water in early March. I’d really like to see, the waterfall during the raining period.

Even we’re in a tropic area, where they don’t have fall (autumn), some trees loosing their foliage during the dry period to spare water. But, nevertheless, it’s still green everywhere and we didn’t experience any water rationing here.

For today, I only picked out some photos showing the river, the waterfall and the pond. More on the nature around, the birds and the butterflies in one of my next posts.

Stay tuned!

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washing away

600_1033-e_wOn our way down from Castle Neuschwanstein we took another way: through the Pöllat gulch.

The name comes from the creek flowing through the gulch. Even we were there in fall, there was much water in the creek and the waterfalls were very loud.

At first we passed a viewpoint, where we were able to see the landing pot of the creek right below the Marienbrücke.

While the first part of our path down consists of stairs, it soon became a usual tracking path. But we wondered about parents walking uphill and downhill with very small kids and even a couple with a push chair.

Later the path consists of open mesh flooring mounted directly above the creek on the side of the rock. What a strange feeling. This part of the path had metal doors on both sides to close the path during winter and / or the melting season in spring, when it is too dangerous to walk that part of the path.

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