El Bosque Del Saman
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The next day was our last day. We were quite tired from our hike to Cocora from the day before, so we decided to not do a lot. We just walked up into the main square and had some lunch at a place called Brunch. It was a place specifically for backpackers with writing all over the walls from backpackers who had been in there. John and I left our mark there too. John had a lovely steak and eggs, ...
... I stood on the back of the Jeep, hanging on to the top (where some locals were sitting), enjoying the sun, the breeze, the laughter and chatter of the locals also hanging on, and the dog who ran along side us for at least a mile with his tongue hanging out. The hike itself was absolutely gorgeous, as we passed forests of wax palms, mossy trees that creak in the wind like rusty hinges, patches of bamboo and pine, and some fields ...
... A good picker can collect between forty five to ninety kilos per day, so we have a long way to go. Anyway, the plantation workers said they were happy with what we did and rewarded us with several freshly ground coffees, a free lunch and a guided tour … not bad for a couple of hours work.
After our first piece of work in over a year we decided to get cleaned up and grab a few beers … it had been a tough morning and ...
... we went on a coffee tour to learn all about coffee. I am grateful that i have obly done this at the end of my South American tour as the coffee in bolivia, peru and Ecuador would then have been even worse. The coffee growing process is a very manual intensive one and we are all much wiser in what is good coffee vs bad coffee. There are only actually two coffee beans in the world Robusta and Arabica. Robusta is high in caffeine and low in flavour and Arabica is the other way ...
... so the sleepover at Geneīs breaks up our travel time nicely and itīs nice to be in a house instead of a hostel for a change. Gene teaches at one of the schools in town. Gene made us the BEST fish tacos for dinner. I totally pig out and eat 2, they are huge and full of fishy/garlicy goodness!! Yummo. I am going to copy the recipe when I come home for sure. Thanks Gene!!
Salento is a place I would love to return to but itīs off to Medellin next for my first time couchsurfing!!
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service