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A weekend in a colombian finca

As we passed the suburbs of Bogotá we left behind all the traffic and loudness of the city. Beyond paved roads the old all-road Land Rover we drove tried its best to climb up the narrow path where the finca is located. We spent a night in the middle of Colombia’s diversity of nature with tropical flowers, fields and mountains on over 3000 m above sea level. The architecture and interior of the idyllic finca reflected the charm of Colombia’s history. Thanks to the purchases in the humble shops of local merchants, our hosts served us a nationwide standard dinner. As with the onset of starry night the lights came on the mountainside and the icy cold began to spread, we moved our cozy evening by the fireplace.

The Yacón (Smallanthus sonchifolius, Syn.: Polymnia edulis, P. sonchifolia) is a perennial plant traditionally grown in the Northern and Central Andes from Colombia to Northern Argentina for its crisp, sweet-tasting tuberous roots. The texture and flavour are very similar to jicama mainly differing in that yacon has some slightly sweet resinous and floral (similar to violet) undertones to its flavor. This flavoring is probably due to a sweet substance called inulin, as replicates the sweet taste found in the roots of elecampane, which also contains this substance. Another name for the yacón is Peruvian ground apple. The tuber is composed mostly of water and fructooligosaccharides.

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Johann Schröder
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My name is Johann Schröder. I'm a digital nomad, graphic designer, blogger, and frontend developer. I replaced my office job in Germany with living and working for my passions. I travel the world while solving design problems.

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