Hotel Estelar Las Colinas
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It was time to leave the city and head towards ZonaCafetero, a coffee growing region to the west of Medellin. We were taking a public bus to Manizales, it was a new, converted VW van with very comfortable seats and even WiFi onboard. It was lacking in luggage space though and we were delayed by 15 minutes while the driver tried to get all the luggage in back of the van. David was biting his tongue, despite not being able to talk Spanish, about how badly the luggage was organised. ...
... 8217;s headphones to listen with her to her Ipod music line-up, or pretending to throw her bag of chips out the window, or singing Salsa tunes to her but changing the lyrics to include "Noa." Ari was fast asleep for much of the ride thanks to the Dramamine he takes to avoid motion sickness. I wished I had taken some on this particular trip, but cannot afford to be that sleepy! Ari’s sleepy head kept falling over onto
Noa during the ride, so I switched places ...
... and that white covering is removed revealing the green bean.
*Only green beans are exported and roasting is done outside of the country for grade one beans. All grade two beans are roasted in Colombia, popping and smelling like popcorn during the process before turning the dark brown we know today.
I'm not sure how much was missed or inaccurate, but that's what I got out of it. The tour ...
After leaving the horses tied to a tree, the walk to Acaime was only 1km but also very steep and muddy. My every day shoes were definitely not cut out for it but I had no other choice. We saw a variety of incredible hummingbirds and had our drink before walking back to meet the horses again.
By now we could laugh at the situation, and I wondered how dramatic the fall looked from Zoe's point of view. She told me it was apparently pretty ...
... blocl upon square block of buildings, with the cathedral wedged on in. I also struggled to find a decent cafe/restaurant to escape the rain and catch a quick bite. Ended up spending the day hopping between large, bland shopping centres. To top it off, zero other people in my 8 bed dorm, and very few signs of life in the hostel in general. Not ideal
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Business Services
- Free parking