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Travel Blogs from Armenia
... broken up with groves of banana trees and palms and flowers of every description display their all year round blooms.In the morning the mist rises like steam from the the undergrowth and above this the low Andes mountain range stands resplendent on the horizon.Birds of infinite variety including nectar hungry humming birds can be seen flying to and fro and getting on with the business of pollinating.It is a pleasantly temperate tropical paradise.
My first day,after ...
... up on time and we didn’t think we’d see much in the driving rain, so decided to call it off and have an afternoon of rainy day activities instead. Shame, but we used the time instead to work out how we were getting to Mexico, book some flights, (Tom) look at some brewery equipment and (Ruth) finish reading Don Quixote, and more hanging out with people in the hostel.
Next morning, determined to get out and about again we set off early ...
... how remote it is? We just dont know so hiring the services of a guide is an easy decision. We sign up for a 3 day trek and Swiss guy Gizeppi keeps the cost down by deciding to join us.
A 1700 metre climb(to 4000 metres) is gonna be a tester, especially as it is through.....Mud! Glorious energy draining, shoe stealing high altitude mud. Oh how I have missed you! For about 8 hours we trapse through it. The first 4 hours you could swear you were on ...
... and bourbon. Now anyone who knows me would know that I don't really like coffee, but being on a tour of a coffee plantation, it would be rude of me not to try the coffee, so I did try it. We were handed over to Tim's colleague, a Spanish man who works at the plantation, his section of the tour was in Spanish so I had to listen in carefully. It was actually quite easy to understand as he was showing us the processes while he was talking. We got to smell both types of the ...
... serving (the restaurants in small towns tend to stop serving quite early). We always like to try the local dishes and here in the coffee region it was trout. Trout with bacon, trout with mushrooms, trout with tomatoes, you could have trout with anything you wanted and trout was pretty much the only thing on the menu, so trout it was, and delicious it was too!
Who knew we were such keen hikers or early risers?! We got up at ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet