Visiting El Cerro Del Santisimo + Little Changes

 Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a lovely day today. I am sat here with a bow of kid's cereal and some coffee ready to write away. Today I'll be sharing my adventures of visiting the now world's tallest Christ statue (Yes, bigger than Brazil's) that is conveniently located right where I am staying back home. And, I will also be sharing just a bit of the new vision I have for myself starting this school year and as I improve the blog. 

We started off the afternoon by driving up to the park through a small town called Floridablanca. This little town while it may not seem very populated, it is absolutely filled with people everywhere. Most known in my heart of the incredible Obleas (a thin wafer type sandwich filled with dulce de leche and just about everything else your heart desires), Floridablanca sits nearing the top of a mountain. Staying with my family is something I appreciate a lot but, sometimes it does not give me the full experience. Driving through these little towns makes me heart happy in getting to know my home a little more. 

As we get to the park, we park (ha. ha.) and await for a small bus to pick us up to take us to the cable cars. I'm not going to lie, I hate cable cars. I have always been afraid of heights so being hundreds of feet up high in silence maybe isn't my idea of an afternoon. BUT I absolutely love seeing the forest and the mountains from above so it's definitely worth it. The station where the cable car begins has a couple of large restaurants (many of those I highly recommend) as well as a 20 suite hotel for tourists to stay at. The cable car ride itself is about a 10 minute ride up to the tippy top of the mountain. Along the way you can see the little houses that cultivate organic products to sell to the public. 

Getting to the top was a glorious experience. The view was a bit cloudy, but the entire city and beyond could be looked at from where I stood. Curtains of mountains rolled through the land. I am a sucker for views like these. Looking around you can find several restaurants and stores to buy local products as well as handmade souvenirs. We began to walk around, the park isn't very big at all, and we went towards the main attraction, the statue. The statue itself weights approximately 40 tons, stands 38 meters high and is 10.5 meters wide. Behind the statue is a balcony at the very top that we could not go and view because it is currently under construction. 

After taking the classic pics with the statue it was getting quite hot so we grabbed some popsicles. I chose a berry popsicle and I have to say, best. popsicle. ever. I'm hoping to find a recipe soon to imitate that delicious and refreshing taste. As we ate our popsicles it began to rain so we were stuck there for quite a bit. But, being stuck at the top of a mountain with a view like this one was not something to complain about. We finished off the afternoon with some cappuccinos and little talks. Check out the photos below!

Driving through Floridablanca 

Arriving at the park

Cable Car Ride

My little angel (cousin) Ana Sofia

View from the top of the park

There he is!

My other little angel Santiago

Popsicle flavors ranging from Nutella to Bubblegum to Passion Fruit. Yum!

Yep, my mouth just watered again. 

What's a popsicle without a brain freeze? 

Sun beginning to set


As I sat down to write this post I began to notice it was a bit different from all my others. In two ways. One, it has nothing to do with anything beauty or style. Two, I actually really enjoyed doing this post. While that may sound a little harsh, I've noticed a few differences in my way of looking at Turtlenecks and Tea. I don't quite see myself anymore in my posts. Why? It doesn't feel authentic. While I LOVE fashion and style, I've noticed lately that it hasn't been my passion. So, what is  my passion? Sharing my life with you all. When I began this blog, I wanted it to be an open journal. But I'm not going to lie, I chickened out. I was too afraid of what people may think and wether people would want to read it or not. Today is a different day. Today I realize that if I'm not putting all my love and effort into something, then what is the point really? So, little changes in the posts are to be expected although I will still be posting my favorite styling and beauty tips. The only difference, you'll get a little more Mariana. A little more me.

 Thank you to everyone that has supported this blog along the way. I am so excited to begin a new little chapter and enjoy life at it's fullest! Wishing you all a fantastic day!

Much love,


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