Day 108 – Mamona in Villavicencio

Day 108 – Mamona in Villavicencio
Mamona in Villavicencio

Mamona in Villavicencio

Jose’s parents had a “Mamona” today at their farm by Villavicencio. A mamona is very typical in “Los Llanos” the area where Villavicencio is located. Basically, a young calf is simmered over low fire for almost half a day. The meat is very tender and has a great taste. Of corse not fun for vegetarians, but I think Colombia or South America in general is not fun for those.

While waiting for the meat to be ready we had Sancocho, a soup mad with some of the meat from the calf, along with potatoes, plantains and some vegetable. Also very delicious, even though quite greasy.

Nelson and I

Nelson and I

We had a lot of fun today, dancing to very fun music most of the time. I even got some dance lessons, so my new year’s resolution to improve my salsa skills are being fulfilled. I finally got the step and movement down I think. It looks like such an easy dance, but it really isn’t. With some more practice I will be dancing like a pro 🙂

Also, while at the party we met Alvaro Uribe’s Doppelgaenger. He really looks almost identical to the current president of Colombia. So of course I had to take his picture, too.

Jose with Alvaro Uribe Doppelgaenger

Jose with Alvaro Uribe Doppelgaenger

About The Author


Hi, my name is Claudia! I live, work and play in Sanford, FL. To top it all off, I am also totally in love with Sanford! My husband Jose and I are Realtors in Sanford, FL and help people realize their dreams of home ownership. We have two sons, Nicolas (2011) and Lukas (2013). I am originally from Germany, moved here in 2004. In 2008 I started I love everything that says creativity. Design is my passion, no matter if Graphic, Web or Fashion Design - and I am also into photography :) I'm also very social and love to hang out with my family and friends, be it for a kids play date or a fun night out ;)

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