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... the mountain. It's a steep but wide path, wide enough for a vehicle, and lined with trees to the left and rock face to the right. Its didn't take long before we see our first magnificent view of the valley nestled between a smooth rippling mountainous lush green vista. Wow. We take some photos and then press on. Our progress had been so slow so far we were convinced the only option for us getting back to Salento was the 5pm Jeep but now we were making good progress and ...
... used to be coffee farmers. Gladys grew up on a coffee farm. She and Francisco farmed for many years prior to moving to a more urban locale, Bogota. The farm was near the Venezuela border- we have engaged in many conversations about Venezuela....... Francisco is a Cafetero Inteligencia. Which means he has some extra special clout when it comes to coffee. It was not explained to us what that really means, but others were really impressed when this was disclosed. Wow! ...
... crafts. I did some wandering and shopping while Steve people watched on a street bench and rested his knee. We had dinner at a small café, which was nice….. until Steve ended up spending the rest of the evening in the washroom. It turned out that the he had gotten an awful case of food poisoning so we spent the night in the room hoping Steve would start feeling better soon.
November 23, 2013
Well, Steve did not get better. ...
Today I find myself packing up for the last time and leaving Salento, the town which I have been living in for the past 2.5 months and heading for Armenia for the night.
I feel sad at the prospect of leaving Salento and also my dearest and most wonderful friends who I have spent the best part of the last 2.5 months with, you all know who you are, I love you all!!!
During the past 2.5 mths I have been writing extensively and also embarking on a detox ...
... We grinded some beans ourselves and the guide used these to prepare some coffee which as expected was delicious! There was an American couple on our tour also so we stayed at the plantation talking to them for a while before heading back into town.
One of the other reasons people come to Salento is to hike in the stunning Valle de Cocora. It’s about a 30 minute drive from the town square and jeeps called ...
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