In the Historic Santa Bárbara Plaza.Located just in front of the Magdalena River, the Casa Amarilla is perfectly situated in the historic centre of Mompós o Mompox. With just 10 rooms in a beautifully restored colonial home dating back to the XVII century, we offer a tranquil environment that is both relaxing and accommodating with an emphasis on excellent service. In the Casa Amarilla our guests feel right at home in the unpretentious elegance of our comfortable rooms. The Casa Amarilla boasts unrivalled views from our rooftop terrace over the colonial tiles, the river and from which to enjoy spectacular sunsets. Allow yourself to be swept away and seduced by the authenticity of the Casa Amarilla!
We provide friendly, professional instruction in the subjects of Overland Navigation, Survival and Combat Survival. Our courses are specialised and as such the instructor to student ratio is never greater than 1:2, and often 1:1 on certain courses. As all of our courses are residential, you will be learning in a warm, quiet and friendly environment nestled in the heart of the Sierra Cabrera; with the instructor/student ratio being as it is, the high personal instruction time ensures that learning is quick, easy and above all stress free. All courses are based on the mastery of each skill in turn and are not time based in any way; this ensures that should you find a certain skill difficult to master, the instructor will spend more time with you at no additional cost until the correct level of proficiency has been attained. Our outdoor adventure holidays are run at a pace that suits your fitness and ability; we are able to be extremely flexible during your stay with us as the majority of the activities are in-house. Hiking, scrambling, rock climbing, running, mountain biking, snorkelling, old mine workings, subterranean passages, spectacular caves and ancient burial grounds are there for the adventurous. The area is so incredible that parts of the film ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’ were filmed locally. The more adventurous may wish to summit Mulhacen, mainland Spain’s highest peak at over 11,400ft or explore the old gold mining shafts and tunnels at Rodalquilar as part of their adventure holiday. All this adds up to a great time, all the time. The Importance of Geography To state that our Overland Navigation courses involve geography may seem a little obvious; however, it may seem a little less obvious to state the importance of geography in Survival and Combat Survival. This importance is such that it may make the difference between life and death. We continually study the important correlations between geomorphology and our course subjects; this enables us to constantly improve the course content in order to stay at the forefront of outdoor education in these specialist subjects.
We are a small local business who came from San Diego California that moved to beautiful Sandpoint Idaho. When people ask how we got up here my dad says "we ran out of gas". We have been making Mexican food in Sandpoint since 1995 and hope to keep going for many years more. We appreciate all the business we get and we try to make everyone happy, although that is a hard thing to do :). We are not perfect but we try to have good customer service and do it with a smile. We are known for good food and hope that if you come you experience the taste of eating good Mexican food. Please remember there are quit a few different styles of Mexican food so do not be disappointed if it is not a style you are used to. And please remember we are cash or check only.
We are a tour operator specialized in unconventional tours in Venice. Our proposals are organized into: - Walking Tours: a) by area (off the beaten track of the mass of tourists); b) thematic (Music in Venice, History of the Venetian cuisine, Photography Tour, Theatrical tour about courtesans and libertinism, Venetian Craftsmen, Woman in Venice: the painters); c) classic (Doge's Palace, Basilica of San Marco and other important churches and museums) - Boat Tours: a) tour along the Venice's canals; b) Lagoon tour; c) Fishing-tourism; d) Eco-tours by boat with electric motor; e) Tour of the Venetian vineyards - Gourmet experiences: a) dinners in private homes; b) Venetian cooking classes - Activities: a) Venetian rowing lesson b) shopping tour We can rely on 5 Tourist Guides, 8 Tour Leaders, several boats both traditional and tourist type (up to 50 people), location for special events, chefs and catering services, workshops and everything you need to create a visit to Venice professional and at the same time different from usual.
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Northfield Is Hidden Minnesota Treasure
by Mike virgintino,
Northfield is where history, art, culture, scenic Minnesota countryside and hometown friendliness come together. Northfield, Minnesota, was founded during 1855 on the banks of the Cannon River. But, it was September 7, 1876 that gave the town its place in history. Jesse James and his gang rode into town to rob the First National Bank.
By 1880, the town had grown to 2,300 people. Flour milling, an early successful industry, already was in decline. Dairy farming began to replace wheat farming, and Northfield became the center of the Holstein cattle industry. This led to the famous description of Northfield as “The City of Cows, Colleges and Contentment.”
Today, while agriculture continues to be the area’s largest industry, Northfield has become the home to several leading liberal arts colleges – Carleton College and St. Olaf College. The current population is about 15,000, which includes nearly 5,000 college students.
Northfield’s Recreation and Sports
The town’s parks and recreational areas provide a variety of activities, including canoeing and golf during the summer, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and ice skating during the winter, and just strolling, walking, hiking and biking during spring and fall.
The recreation areas include:
- Ames Park and Riverside Commons: Stroll along the scenic Cannon River and take in the view of the 19th century downtown historic district.
- The Carleton Arboretum: 400 acres of secluded woods and trails through local hills and along the river valley. It features walking and hiking trails, cross-country skiing, nature observation and an exercise trail.
- The Cannon River Wilderness Area: A county park with wood acres along the river valley.
- Skating and hockey: Indoor ice skating is available at the Northfield Arena from November through March. Outdoor facilities include five well maintained rinks in scenic parks, at the high school and at the colleges.
Northfield’s Celebrations, Attractions
For such a small town, many events are held throughout the year and focus on history and family fun. These include:
- Defeat of Jesse James Days (weekend following Labor Day): The four-day festival celebrates the defeat of the James-Younger gang’s attempt to rob the First National Bank. Events include re-enactments of the raid, a rodeo, old-time tractor pull, beard judging contest and an arts festival.
- Outlaw Trail: The route the James-Younger gang took as they rode through the area during 1876.The Chamber of Commerce offers a self-guided tour brochure. A guide service is available for tour buses and large groups.
- Detour Days: Dundas, Northfield’s neighbor, schedules activities during September that include family baseball tournaments, kids games, evening entertainment and a street dance.
- St. Olaf Christmas Festival: Thousands of visitors make the annual pilgrimage to enjoy this famous December music festival.
Locate Northfield on the Map
Northfield is situated on the most southern border of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Travel time from downtown Minneapolis-St. Paul and the international airport is about 45-60 minutes. Highways 19 and 3 intersect in Northfield.
For more information, contact the Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce at 507-645-5604.