El Bosque Del Saman
Travel Blogs from Armenia
... poor shocks on the bus would have induced major nausea without the med. We were let off at the large town square and walked about ten blocks and crossed a pedestrian bridge to get to our nice hostel. Our private room with ensuite bath is around $22 a night. When we arrived at 4:30, our hostel manager told us about a Thanksgiving dinner that would be served at 6:00 at a hostel/restaurant. We had her call to reserve for us and a little ...
... 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 ...
... come across and wobbled so much a sea sickness tablet before crossing wouldn't have gone amiss. The next half hour was steeply uphill to the ranger station. This was tough but the ranger station at the top was lovely, like a little country cottage, complete with labrador dogs to greet you on your arrival. After stopping for lunch at the ranger station we headed downhill back to Cocora. This was easily the ...
... one night, and then a big group of us went to try out the national pastime "Tejo". This is a game mostly played by men on weekends, where a copious amount of beer is involved and the object of the game is to hurl a 10 pound stone 20 feet across the room onto a clay slab, aiming for the dynamite center target which explodes upon contact. Yeah, I can imagine this would get interesting.
The highlight of the ...
... fellow backpacker
We decided to hop straight back on the bus to go visit a neighboring town. By the time the little minibus was fast approaching our "stop" ie area along the highway were we had to jump out, the whole bus was advising "the Gringos"where to get off, while shouting at the driver. Each time he'd stop they would yell "Los Flores, poquito mais" (Los Flores, a little more). We jumped off and croseed the highway to ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service