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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... was lightly raining, few people were about, so we had this peaceful valley largely to ourselves. We saw caballeros riding their horses about work I knew nothing of, lots of cows, very pastoral, and these odd palm trees.
We spent a day of research, as Dennis likes to call his investigation into buying apartments that are newly being built. We checked out several places in Armenia, in the high end areas of town. We found that we could get a large 3 bedroom apartment ...
... a hunger induced argument, when we got sprayed in our good travel clothes, we decided it was a case of if you can't beat 'em, join 'em!
So we toddled off to s sports shop, got some rip off footy shorts and a poncho, so with our top half looking like we should be serving burritos, and bottom half going for a kick round with the lads, we got a feed with a side order of spray foam and we were into it! Being the tallest I was fodder and got ganged up on to the ...
... and again about taking care of our belongings, especially on buses, we again sat crammed into our seats with our smaller backpacks on our knees for the intended 7hr journey. We initially had to got to Armenia, then change buses to Salento, a further hour bus journey in an even smaller bus. And for the first time in South American history, we were an hour ahead of schedule, arriving at Salento by 1.30pm! The drive was at first really lovely, but then became less attractive ...
... Incredible. We make it down to the jeep a minute before the last one leaves, phew.
I can't leave Salento without doing a coffee tour. I make my way with Bettine and Maria, as well as new Portuguese friend, Carina, to Don Elias' coffee Plantation. There are many plantations, however, Don Elias pioneered the tours and his grandson is our tour guide. He shows us around and reveals the process from start to finish, as well as ...
... So we did a little hike around the area san through the coffee plantations, stopping at a few to do a tour or a taste, all in spanish, which was a little test on my interpreting skills. We also did a tour with a Brit who owns a farm there and he was pretty interesting and helpful with explaining exactly what goes on in the Colombian coffee market. There are ...