Big cheese, tiny churches, and tall mountains

We are still learning new things with our friends in Germany.    Like many countries Germany has areas of strong regional differences that can seem like countries within countries.  This part of Germany has a big dairy industry and a strong industrial base.  It also has amazing hiking and skiing trails – not just in the mountains but between the smaller towns.

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Over the “Mountain of Death” in search of the Quetzal

The Cerro de la Muerte or “Mountain of Death” sounded pretty bad when we left San Isidro to track down the Respledent Quetzal – a beautiful and threatened bird species native to Central America.

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