¡Hi traveler! ABOUT ME: I'm Estefanía (Stephany works fine for me too) a 23 year old Colombian and a proud girl of living in a beautiful city called Manizales, it’s a small place packed with charm and surprises, there is a lot to do in and around the city: lots of mountanis to hike, hot springs that are just a short-bus ride away, tons of cooffe shops to visit, an amazin...
¡Hi traveler! ABOUT ME: I'm Estefanía (Stephany works fine for me too) a 23 year old Colombian and a proud girl of living in a beautiful city called Manizales, it’s a small place packed with charm and surprises, there is a lot to do in and around the city: lots of mountanis to hike, hot springs that are just a short-bus ride away, tons of cooffe shops to visit, an amazing and old downtown, super friendly locals and to visit. I consider myself to be a good guide, and thats because im in love with my city I have lived in Auckland NZ , Bogotá CO, West Palm Bech FL but I still am passionate about Colombia. MY INTEREST : Trekking, traveling, relate to and meet new people, learn about new cultures to understand different perspectives about life.. etc. I would love to show you or recomend to you how to find the bright side of Manizales, the land I'm in love with. besides, to practice my english and to help you to get to know each city from a local view WHAT WE CAN I DO FOR YOU: Dont hesitate to contact me and ask for some recommendations or a custom tour. I'M IN if we are traveling, having fun and you are a person ready to talk and share experiences. Im willing to hear from you, Estefanía
Looking for someone to talk you about the history behind the blocks and colonial stuctures starting at chipre and ending in the dowtown? im you girl
I discover amazing and interesting stories about the places i used to visit or pass by on my daily basis and now im in love with it... Understanding whats behind or the past of something we might find regular can be surprising
Don´t take me wrong, this is gonna be fun. history is just like a nice story
Places/monuments we will visit and get to know:
-Monumento a los colonizadores (chipre)
- Nice views in chipre
- Torre de chipre
- Palacio de bellas artes (its not a palace, its a university with some nice stories you better know)
- Old downtown
- Palacio amarillo
- Plaza de bolivar
- Catedral Basílica
We will be walking (1,9 miles) in a safe and local enviroment
Bring some money to try local gastronomy (10USD will be more the OK, thats like 35.000 COP) and hiddend street food you must try if you come to Manizales
Its gonna be a pleasure to guide you
Feel free to propose some changes in case you want to.
Meeting point: Open in Google Maps
How to find me: Right in front of "los colonizadores" entrance
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I was fortunate enough to meet Estefania of Guru talks in the city of Manizales. https:///-private-city-tour-in-a-charming-city It is not easy to find guides in Manizales but I got lucky and found Guru walks and Estefania. Our time together was in January of this year. Estefania speaks fluent English. She is passionate about Manizales and super knowledgeable. She loves her city and it shows by her constant enthusiasm. She met me at the airport when I arrived in the early afternoon. We then went to a healthy Colombian restaurant. Colombian food is not necessarily healthy but Estefania knows the high quality and healthier places to eat. After lunch, we did a tour around the city, seeing the sights and exploring many of its areas. It is an incredibly beautiful city, surrounding by mountains and views. The weather is refreshing but since it is a bit higher in elevation, it can rain there. It is also a university town with many students. I was able to see where Estefania studied. Besides being a quaint and tranquil city, Manizales is the most civil city I have seen in Colombia. There are generally no traffic jams and it is the only city in Colombia that people in cars stop for pedestrians. For our second day, we did a coffee tour. I have done many coffee tours but this has been the best. There was a local guide who really explained the processes including the economic business of coffee on the farm and in the international market. The owner of the coffee farm joined our conversation at times. It was a fascinating 4 hours of talk, walking, and learning. The views were incredible. The owner of the coffee farm also has some cabins to rent. After the coffee tour, we went back to Manizales and connected with Estefania’s brother who also speaks English. He is a medical student. We all went together to the amazing fruit and vegetable market. Estefana is only 24 years old but she is incredible. She has started her own business, unrelated to tourism. She is an entrepreneur and really is motivated in everything that she does. My final experience in Manizales was the morning of my flight from Manizales to a different city. Estefania arranged an intercambio with her brother with him speaking English and me speaking Spanish. I loved it. Manizales is the gateway to the coffee zone in Colombia. If this interests you, I suggest you start your exploration of the coffee zone in Manizales and Estefania would be an excellent fit for all of those looking to explore Manizales and the surrounding area. Estefania is a kind, intelligent, fun, and adventurous person. She is incredible.
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