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... typical meal of chicken and potato soup with a side plate of salad, rice and arepa. Our meal was finished off with some more coffee. David did check that the coffee we were drinking was 'export quality'.
Back in the hostel we watched, in disbelief, Germany crucifying Brazil 7-1 in the semi-final of the World Cup. Brazil hadn't been playing so great all tournament and this was probably karma ...
The second city that we visited in the coffee region was Manizales, a large modern city and a dichotomy to the quaint Salento. The reason for this stop over was to visit a large production coffee farm, Hacienda Venecia, which produces beans for coffee world wide. The 2 hour tour was quite informative and it ended at the hotel on the property which houses incredibly beautiful peacocks. ...
... started that day, I didn't get to experience much beyond the excessive traffic, but I would certainly go back one day when I have more money to enjoy it and when I have booked a hostel in advance.
Before I got my bus to Medellin, I really wanted to go to Recinto del Pensamiento. I read that this place has an impressive selection of orchids and so I went on a quick visit. Once at Recinto, found out that the only way to go in is with a Spanish ...
... minutes later. When we got up the road to the hostel, it was pouring rain, so we did not venture out, but rather took some time to relax, settle in, make popcorn and play the card game Spit. We drank wine while Noa and the 11 year old daughter of the cook here baked brownies. We had been carrying the bag of brownie mix around with us for two weeks, but have not had access to an oven, and we needed an egg, which this kitchen was able to donate to us…so tonight was the ...
... Just to test my concentration today:
*In Colombia all coffee berries are hand picked so only the ripe ones are being removed from trees.
*Coffee berries are ready to be picked when they're either red or yellow depending on the tree's pigmentation. (Normally it's red)
*Once picked the berry is pinched and two white beans covered in gel can be found.
*These then go through ...