Travel Blogs from Salento, Colombia

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Salento and Valle de Cocora., Salento and Valle de Cocora, Colombia travel blog

Salento and Valle de Cocora.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Salento, Valle de Cocora, Filandia and ...

In the coffee zone., Pereira, Termales de San Vicente, Salento, Valle de Cocora, Colombia travel blog

In the coffee zone.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... time. The place is so green and absolutely stunning. What the valley is most famous for is however its wax palms, the national tree of Colombia and also the tallest palm trees in the world, that grow as high as 60 meters. Johana and I get so excited, so ...

Coffee and Palm Trees, Salento, Colombia travel blog

Coffee and Palm Trees

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... since the day we left the UK.  Luckily for the time being he won’t need a jumper because it’s far too hot in Colombia but it will hit him again I think the first time he needs a warm top!  Anyway, we only stayed in Cali for a night ...

Adventures in the Coffee Region, Salento, Colombia travel blog

Adventures in the Coffee Region

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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... who despite being only 11years old manages to boss everyone about in Spanish and English! This is one of the most beautiful areas of Colombia and it would be easy to spend more time here but I managed to drag myself away today and headed off to look ...

Dysentery and Coffee, Salento, Colombia travel blog

Dysentery and Coffee

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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... look at it has been a fierce battle with dysentery. The doctor I spoke to in Leticia shortly after crossing the border into Colombia assured me that I got this dysentery from all the bad things in Peru. These two countries do have a history of feuding ...

Dynamite Dave, Salento, Colombia travel blog

Dynamite Dave

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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... backpacker in their hoards. It's people are so lovely and welcoming, hanging out of their front doors exclaiming, "Bienvenidos a Colombia", as we strolled by, returning the smiles. Not one criminal has been committed to the local prison for over a year. ...

Coffee farms and tall wax palms in Valle de Cocora, Salento, Colombia travel blog

Coffee farms and tall wax palms in Valle de Cocora

A travel blog entry by lynsey_and_john

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... target. If you do, and you hit it correctly, the target will explode with the gun powder that is inside it. Tejo is Colombia's official national sport, designated by Congress. And quite a unique sport it is, combining horseshoes-style tossing and a bit of ...

Colombian Coffee and Hummingbirds., Salento, Colombia travel blog

Colombian Coffee and Hummingbirds.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... short their trip" trumpets the Lonely Planet".  Well, we had planned to see the Coffee growing landscapes anyway, Colombia being the third largest producer of coffee in the world (after Brazil and Vietnam) and now we had the sweetener ...

In search of Jaun Valdez, Salento/ Zona Cafeteria, Colombia travel blog

In search of Jaun Valdez

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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... nbsp; The views again were spectacular and even though I don't care much about plants the colors often amazed me.   Colombia is famous for its coffee but they export all their best stuff so that leaves the country drinking second ...

Hike Under Palm Trees, Salento, Colombia travel blog

Hike Under Palm Trees

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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Another bus ride, another town. But this town shows a different side to ColombiaSalento has about 5000 inhabitants and resides in the cool green hills above the madness of the big towns.  Life is slower here and the air is clean, hard to ...

Welcome, Christmas!, Salento, Colombia travel blog

Welcome, Christmas!

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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It´s officially the Christmas season in Colombia!  On our last night in Medellin, we learned that there was going to be an event in one of the main squares downtown, in the late afternoon and early evening.  John and I headed down, expecting ...

Highland Adventures, Salento, Colombia travel blog

Highland Adventures

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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... even though we have a hard time understanding their Spanish, they´ve been extremely friendly! Once settled into our little place in Salento, we set out to explore the town, and came across the beautiful displays of lights all around town. On Wednesday, ...

La Zona Cafetera, Salento, Colombia travel blog

La Zona Cafetera

A travel blog entry by olivierdbck

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... koffiegebied is van naderbij te gaan bekijken.  'La Zona Cafetera' of 'Coffee Triangle' bevindt zich in centraal Colombia en ligt tussen 3 steden waar het product verhandeld wordt en vervolgens zijn weg richting het buitenland zoekt.  Het ...

I love you Coffee!, Salento, Colombia travel blog

I love you Coffee!

A travel blog entry by jled

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... , still worth it, but again, not exactly what we were expecting. I am now writing this from Cali, the Salsa Capital of Colombia. Unfortunately Elise is not feeling well, and we are taking a much needed day of rest. Sorry about all the delays with posting ...

One hike, many adventures, Salento, Colombia travel blog

One hike, many adventures

A travel blog entry by matt81

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... a great fondness for the typical Colombian mountain village. They are always very clean and full of character. Each one, Salento included, possesses at least 2 billiard halls where old men in cowboy hats and ponchos shoot a french version of pool. I ...

Salento... coffee farms!!, Salento, Colombia travel blog

Salento... coffee farms!!

A travel blog entry by ownio

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... , Hotel Las Palmas (US$10pp), after the tour.  The rooms smelled like they hadn't been aired in ten years.  Salento itself is a quaint little town with very few cars, lots of really old buildings, narrow streets and a gorgeous old town ...

Coffee, fireflies and tranquility, Salento, Colombia travel blog

Coffee, fireflies and tranquility

A travel blog entry by turnleftatrio

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... felt so calm and peaceful and we were still on the road! Our souls mellowed out as we sank into the aroma and flavours of Colombia. Tranquillo they always say, and it really was.    The hostel / farm La Serrana was set on the top of a mountain ...

Coffee Cowboys, Salento, Colombia travel blog

Coffee Cowboys

A travel blog entry by usupandaway

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... are more continuous in production throughout the year, stronger against .... and the most traditional sorts for this region. Colombia still is one of the most important coffee suppliers of the world. Although Asian countries started a strong ...

Off to Salento, Salento, Colombia travel blog

Off to Salento

A travel blog entry by vamosbenhoran

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... for the driver. Then after being told it stops in Salento he drops us outside of town so we have to catch a bus into Salento itself. Finally we arrive and drop our bags off at our hostel. Its a really cute little place that is really well decorated and ...

Coffee, Wax Palms and Hummingbirds Galore!, Salento, Colombia travel blog

Coffee, Wax Palms and Hummingbirds Galore!

A travel blog entry by sara_minx

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... jeep service to the Valle de Corcora, nestling between hills of cloud forest & scattered with incredibly tall thin wax palms, Colombia's national tree, growing up to 60m tall. After a hot chocolate breakfast, I followed the signs to the forest, ...

Farm time, Salento, Colombia travel blog

Farm time

A travel blog entry by guitar1515

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Salento and Valle de Cocora, Salento, Colombia travel blog

Salento and Valle de Cocora

A travel blog entry by kaz_and_tim

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Posted by: Tim We set off early from the hostel for Salento having received enough logistical information to plan an invasion of a small country. Unfortunately we chose the wrong advice and the bus journey took longer than we hoped.  We arrived just ...

Solento - Games with gun powder, Salento, Colombia travel blog

Solento - Games with gun powder

A travel blog entry by monkeybusiness

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... clouds (or high mountains) we were only able to see them on our way down as at the top it was rather foggy. Back in Salento we decided to try our hands at the local game of Tejo (pronounced tey-ho). This game involves two teams, standing at opposite ends ...

Finaly a good coffee, Salento, Kolumbien travel blog

Finaly a good coffee

A travel blog entry by eeyore82

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Colombia is one of the biggest export countries for coffee, but having a good cup of coffee here is difficult. This is due to the fact, that actually 100% of the first quality coffee is exported and not available in the country itself. That means if you ...

Queres Cafe?, Salento, Colombia travel blog

Queres Cafe?

A travel blog entry by usupandaway

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... Nothing wrong, hm? However, tomorrow we'll be up to 'Valle de Cocora' - one of the most beautiful landscapes of Colombia. Looking forward!! But first we had a special cooking session: Eli and Ernest were showing us how to cook the regional ...

Salento a little village high up in the mountains, Salento, Colombia travel blog

Salento a little village high up in the mountains

A travel blog entry by barbieandken

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Organic Coffee Finca and the Feria, Salento, Colombia travel blog

Organic Coffee Finca and the Feria

A travel blog entry by deni367

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Before I left Bogota, I was unable to find any place to book for a few nights in Salento. There were a few farms outside of the village, but as there are no taxis, I was a bit unwilling to hike for forty minutes with my big backpack, full to the top with ...

salento, salento, Colombia travel blog

salento

A travel blog entry by carlyabroad

coffee farms cocara valley hiking (wax palms) pictures: ...

Ruta del Café, Armenia-Montenegro-Salento, Colombia travel blog

Ruta del Café

A travel blog entry by gerhard

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Wax palmtrees, Salento, Colombia travel blog

Wax palmtrees

A travel blog entry by riege

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... I had lunch at a typical Parrilla and also had the pleasure of watching several beautiful birds from my table. Afterwards, I continued to Salento where I spent the first night outside the village in the Valley of Corcora. The next day I went for a walk ...

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