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We got a coach to Armenia, with a very throrough security check enroute, there are armed military EVERYWHERE here, all over the streets and side of the road and they constantly check up on things. It's bit intimidating but they are generally just nice young guys doing their compulsory service. It was dark when we arrived and we found our hostal, it …
... and bell towers gathered around a fun main square with food stands touting regional specialities.
We spent what was left of our first day having a walk around, trying some patacones (big flat fried plantain crisp with, for that first one, tomato and spring onion chutney and pineapple relish) in the square, and then chatting to people in our hostel.
The next day we walked for about an hour out to a coffee farm where we got to pick some ...
... completely at ease.
We ran into some guys that work at 'Brunch' something, blue sign with white letters. They were soooo helpful.
They told us about 'Los Amigos', free tejo when you buy beer. So, Tejo, if any of you have seen Anthony Bourdain in Colombia... tejo is the game where you lob a heavy half circle .. weight thing, called a tejo, at a clay square with a metal ring in the middle. You then place paper packets stuffed with gun ...
... it continued to rain hard much of the morning. We headed out to a popular cafe for coffee at 11:00 when the rain let up for a bit. Salento is a popular weekend getaway town for Colombians as far away as Medellin and Bogata and foreign tourists are discovering it. It's small, but has a nice plaza, artisan shops, and a scattering of good restaurants. The houses are somewhat colorful and the scale is small, mostly one story buildings. ...
Today I find myself packing up for the last time and leaving Salento, the town which I have been living in for the past 2.5 months and heading for Armenia for the night.
I feel sad at the prospect of leaving Salento and also my dearest and most wonderful friends who I have spent the best part of the last 2.5 months with, you all know who you are, I love you all!!!
During the past 2.5 mths I have been writing extensively and also embarking on a detox ...
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