Hotel Abadia Plaza
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Colombia. When most people think of this nation nestled at the top of SA, most people don't think of the beautiful country straddling 2 oceans, divided with the Andes and with some of the most diverse forest and wildlife on the planet, with a splash of the friendliest people you will ever come across. People probably, and to a degree I guess it is fair, think about the Guerilla warfare and drug war that has plagued this amazing nation for the last 20 something years, and ...
... on the way there which just happened to go on a rapid downhill for the last 2.5kms in particular... So guess what we had to look forward to on the return journey... Blah!
There are a lot of companies/coffee farms to choose from in Salento, ranging drastically in price. As we had heard a lot of good thing about Casa Don Elias, a 4 hectare, family owner and run farm for the past 21years, we decided to go with them. And for 6000pesos ...
... facts about Colombia's coffee industry. Apparently they export the vast majority of good quality as most Colombians aren't so bothered about having great coffee and more money is made that way. Also, the worse quality stuff often goes to the big chains, such as Starbucks, surprise surprise. It tastes like ****, it is ****.
I leave Salento and my new friends behind feeling very relaxed, if a little hungover from too much Tejo and ...
... and some modern kinds of coffee grown there, but it's all mixed in to produce a kind of mutt coffee where it's just 'Columbian' coffee and the types of coffee plant they come from become irrelevant. So anywhere in the world you drink Colombian coffee it will always be the same. Only a couple of days here. But once you've seen one coffee farm you've seen them all ...
... coffee zone) next.
Pereira, in the middle of the coffee zone is genuinely a nice city. But of course, the best of the region is to be found in the countryside. We saw beautiful small towns, fields of coffee, platane trees, colourful birds, howling monkeys, the world's biggest palm trees and so much more. Nature here truly is breathtaking. I even got to ride all the way to the top of a mountain, together with my newfound and bikecrazy Colombian friends. Next up: ...