Hotel Abadia Plaza
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- Continental Breakfast
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... too bad, but knowing we then have to get 5 hour connecting bus to Armenia isn't too exciting a prospect. This bus was hell last time we did it. Linéa Los Andes is a 5 hour winding journey through the Andean mountains. The views can be incredible but the traffic a headache. Because it's the only route through this region all kinds of goods trucks, not to mention general traffic and buses. It's bank holiday Monday and we learn that goods trucks aren't allowed to travel, ...
... 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! ...
... 9.30 jeep, with lots of others inside & hanging off the back, to Cocora – not much to commend it other than a lush river valley & grassy slopes dotted with the national tree of Colombia, the wax palm – just a very tall non-fruiting palm. Didn't do the long muddy walk, just the beginning & end of it and got the jeep back.
Then it was off to find a coffee finca to check out – it was ...
... stables, now and then a bleating lamb, the sun caught the tall trees and cultivated hillsides of this Spanish-style homestead located 20-minutes from the town. A vegetable garden open to guests and a hearty, hot breakfast round it out. A retreat unto itself and worth the effort.
We signed up for dinner at the hostel, made by one of the best cooks in Colombia, who just so happens to work at La Serrana. Though a bit overpriced, it was worth it after ...
... to launch the puck all that distance (while aiming of course). I could barely hit the clay bed, but the Colombians had incredible skill! I officially call this as my 'activity' for the next Fort Rob family reunion! I better start practicing...
Our next stop was Popayan, aka the White City because, well, the buildings are all painted white! Here is the well-known University de Cauca, which is one of the oldest universities in Colombia. This provides ...