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... my main digs for breakfast for the remainder of my stay in Salento.
After breakfast I left for the Mirador, a spot that overlooks this small town of only a few thousand people. The views from all sides were incredible, especially of the lush 15,000-foot peaks nearby. Salento, by the way, is elevated at 6,500 feet above sea level.
When I returned to the hostel to grab my backpack and start working again, I found myself staring into ...
... door to the bathroom, dirty, seedy etc etc. But it was cheap at Ģ6.60 a night. A record maybe. We watch a re-run of that fella winning that tennis match with the spanish commentary and the fact the telly is that bad you can't actually see the ball giving it a slight twist. We pop out and buy some empanadas for dinner but they are disgusting, I take one bite and can't go on so crisps and biscuits will have to ...
... losing any of my belongings, without any major accidents or thefts and robberies and without any of the beginner's failures that cost a lot of money. I have shared many stories with others and I must say that up till now I have done very well compared to others. It also teached me that getting a sick stomach in India is less likely than getting robbed or pickpocketed in South America. Letīs hope it will all stay well for me...
... here in Buenos Aires). The strength of Don Elias' coffee also turned out to be top notch, as Tara had a very hard time falling asleep that night back in our hotel.
The other big attraction to Salento that we had heard about was a hike through the Valle de Cocora. We had seen pictures of Cocora, but they just did not look real, so we knew we had to check it out. The next morning, we woke up early, grabbed a quick cup of coffee and a bite to eat (from ...
... as to make the hike a circle, instead of going the same way back. And it was a good decision!
Up, up, up
The 1km steep uphill climb was very taxing but well worth it. We needed to stop about 10 times to make it, but we did!
And up there we saw various hummingbirds as well, so we were all happy that we had not gone the dead-end path.
Paul and Berta had also decided to make the loop instead of going the same way ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service