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We eventually ended up in the clouds before descending to Armenia.
The sun was setting on the way to Salento so wasn’t too picky about hostel choice, though Hostel La Casona got the boot as all rooms off the noisy communal area – went to Colibries which was cheaper & quieter though not as early as I had hoped – people still cooking & eating in the kitchen next door at ...
... magical day in every single way.
We ate at the hostel again, since we arrived back after 6pm: curry chicken and lots of it. The next day I hiked the Valley de Corcora, which I'll dedicate a new post to. But just reflecting on this day in Salento, it truly lives up to its magical reputation. I can see how people get stuck here, like at the Hotel California.
Read my next post about the Valley de Corcora and the rest of my time in ...
... it made every bead of sweat worthwhile. The remainder of the trail took us about an hour and a half all downhill on a nice dirt road to the park entrance. The La Montana trail provided some of the most beautiful views of the valley and its majestic palms. We arrived back at the park entrance just in time to catch the 3:00pm Jeep taxi back to Salento. That evening I was lazy after the days hiking adventures and decided to lay low and relax at the hostel. Charlotte whom ...
That was a fun journey. Think of the windiest car journey you've ever been in. Now times it by 10 and add a madman driver who thinks it's perfectly fine to overtake cars at speed on blind corners. Bleurgh.
Turns out the journey was worth It though. Salento is in Colombia's coffee zone, i.e. set up in the hills, and it was spectacular. And, the people were the friendliest of any place we've been. ...
... explain everything there is to do nearby, and free wifi.
After checking in we started exploring the town with enough daylight to last us a few hours.
A bit rougher around the edges than the picturesque, almost 'fake' Barichara and Villa de Leyva where I was before, Salento is a welcoming, cute town with happy, mellow people. It has a cute main plaza with some benches and trees in the middle, some food ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet