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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
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Travelling from Medellin to Manizales was my first solo bus journey in Colombia which felt rather strange... But also meant i was pretty used to how it works. After taxiing to the terminal i bought a ticket (32,000 COP with Autolegal SA) for a bus that unsurprisingly was leaving" in 5 minutes". This actually turned out to be true and was already pulling out so I was escorted to the terminal entrance and jumped on the mini bus there. Taking a rear left seat i was ...
... 0px; padding: 0px;">We went back to the Cathedral for a coffee and because we were on a coffee overload day, we had some delicious coffee cake too.
On our final return to the hostel for the day, we stopped by the supermarket and David picked up some local rum. For only the equivalent of $5, we got a 250ml tetrapak of rum and it was surprisingly good. Gotta love Colombia for their use of ...
We were sad to leave Medellín yesterday but were headed to where I am now, this beautiful part of the country, the Zona Cafetera, Colombia's famous coffee growing region. We arrived after a five hour journey along very windy mountain roads. The saving grace was the extremely friendly bus driver who asked Noa and Ari to sit up front with him. They chatted in Spanish for much of the ride. When I glanced up front every now and then I would catch the driver, Hubert, ...
... 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 ...
... I wanted to get back on the horse for the remainder of the hike. It was steep, rocky and so damn wet it seemed inevitable that at some stage either myself or Zoe would end up on the ground.
I was shaking and in total shock with a blood nose, bruised hand and scratched leg. I was so lucky to have not landed on the spiky rocks just centimetres from my head and body. With nerves and a shaky body I ended up getting straight back on the horse until we reached ...