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... another 13 hours of travel which included two flights and the 4 hour journey from San Augustin to Neiva,a journey that started at 3am,I was absolutely exhausted.Some light relief was obtained at Bogota domestic airport when during the layover I watched the Spain vs Holland game in the airport check in area.Huge cheers rang out from the Colombians as the mother land was thrashed 5-0 by the Dutch.Yes world cup fever has hit Colombia as it has around the world and I feel very close to ...
... the producer to the consumer, and we left very happy greeting Don Elias and his smile, obviously with half a kilogram of coffee in my pockets. After a walk of half an hour between coffee plantations, forests and beautiful scenery we returned to Salento, our small base of these past days in the Zona Cafetera, a beautiful area in the heart of Colombia.
For some strange reason many villages around here are named after foreign countries: among others we saw signs for ...
... question, "where are you from?" for the 50 millionth time. However, it turned out this guy, Ruben, was a Colombian living in London but back in Salento for a short break. Even better, he lived in Brixton and owned a restaurant called "Las Americas" in Brixton market. He left us his email address and made us promise to visit him when we get back! Salento was also memorable for the following things: a dog which ran full pelt after the jeep for about ...
The next morning I was still feeling ropey from the drinking session from two nights ago, but we had to check out today ready to catch a bus to Salento. We'd booked a hostel called the Plantation House which had been recommended to us by quite a few people we'd met already. From Medellin, you can't catch a bus directly to Salento, so we had to research how to get there. From what we could come across, you are best to take a bus to Armenia and then they will drop you off at the bus ...
... door to the bathroom, dirty, seedy etc etc. But it was cheap at £6.60 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 ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service