El Bosque Del Saman
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Salento is a quaint little town deep in the heart of the Cocora Valley. This amazing region of Colombia has drawn a tourism interest as of late due to it being smack bang in the middle of Colombia’s famous coffee industry; and it’s mind-blowing natural landscapes. The town used to be in the middle of a major trade route however travel was diverted in the mid 1800’s and as a result not a lot has changed since then, meaning significant portions of colonial ...
... plants on his farm which are good for approx. 3.000 kg of coffee. But this is not all you see, to ensure a good soil, as this is a sustainable finca, they have banana, platano, avocado, pineapple and papaya trees throughout the farmland. This with regards to the different root lengths and therefore ground stabilization, plus the compost generation on the grounds that ensures better soil. Of course another added value is that fruit supply that it generates for the family ...
... worden. Nog eens 2 jaar later, wordt de boom afgezaagd en
groeit uit dezelfde wortel een tweede stam, waar opnieuw goede bonen
aan komen. Deze handeling kan 3 keer herhaald worden. Dus na deze 8
jaar, wordt de boom met wortel en al verwijderd en worden nieuwe
bomen geplant. Alle resten van de wortels en dode bomen worden
gecomposteerd en opnieuw gebruikt als meststof. Ook een belangrijke
wetenswaardigheid is dat de koffiebomen niet te veel direct ...
... tour of the coffee-farm for free. The hotel also offered massages, and since it was our last week, we couldn't resist and enjoyed a relaxing 45-min massage.
Completely relaxed, we left with the bus to Salento. A village nearby the beautiful "Valle de Cocora" (Cocora valley). We arrived in a hotel "Ciudad de Segorbe". The hotel is owned by 2 superfriendly men, Luis & Enrique, who both lived in Segorbe (near Valencia, Spain), for years. ...
It takes a LONG time to get out of the desert. The (un)trusty Lonely Planet had mentioned that the last bus from Armenia (far North of desert) to Salento (far Northwest of desert) was at 9pm. I had left in ample time planning to get to Armenia (a kind of grotty Telford. Yes) at about 6:30. Everyone in the bus terminal had agreed that we'd get there in time. Easy. Except Colombians are as good at timekeeping as South Americans generally are at reading maps. The book had said that ...
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