After checking on the bike, I ordered lunch. They offered to prepare a coconut for me beforehand. If you have been to coconut country you know how this works. They trim the nut down and make a hole so you can drink the water with a straw. This water is supposed to be very heart healthy. Here is my waiter working on the coconut with a machete. And here is the finished product on the table. When you have finished the water , they cut open the coconut itself and you can then eat the meat. While I was working on the coconut, it started to rain, as it often does in the afternoon. So I was glad I was under a roof and was taking my time. No need to rush out into the rain. So then a guy (not restaurant staff) came around and asked if I would like some coca tea. I have never tried this before and heard it was mild and medicinal. so why not ? He had a thermos of hot black tea that he poured into a cup and threw in a handful of coca leaves. And here it is. Often I go by the adage - believe none of what you hear and only half of what you see - so I drank the tea and saved the leaves. Later in the hostel I took a picture of them. They're real. There were no after-effects that I could tell. Maybe I was more relaxed riding home, but it was an easy ride anyway.