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Travel Blogs from Armenia
... in South America as I witness a continent absolutely obsessed with football.The Colombians,men,women and children are all wearing the teams yellow tops and my arrival in Armenia was the day before their first match with Greece on the Saturday.The Government has moved the Presidential election voting day to the Sunday to ensure as many people come out to vote as possible!
The Hacienda is beautiful and the architecture is very different to the Spanish Colonial ...
... up the hillside next to the river. In Quito we met a lovely old guy from Alaska, a teacher of English to Eskimo's, a traveller eternal, full of stories and a pleasure to hang around with. We made pescado encocado, a local prawn dish, and invited him to dinner. It was a first for us, hosting a guest within a hostel we only had boxed white wine to offer, but it was surprisingly good, and the evening was one of our favourites.
In Quito we ...
... departure, board the bus (I hate these small buses) for what we are sold as either a 1hr30, 2hr30, or what we already know as a 3hr journey. Sometimes people will tell you anything to get a sale here! This is the stage where we also find we have a cross eyed driver to add to the element of danger today. Brilliant.
The good fortune to find an immediate departure is counterbalanced by the ill fortune that low cloud and fog are now engulfing the Andes and ...
... off sharpish down to the river Quindio and along it to Boquia. Unfortunately the heavens opened with a vengeance, thankfully once I was over the very wobbly suspension bridge, but unfortunately somewhere there was no shelter. Was soaked by the time I got to a building to shelter under – braved the guard dogs, shoved on my poncho and headed off when after 15 mins there was no sign of it letting up. The ...
... magical. A bonfire replete with guitars and singing, and many many shooting stars. The people at La Serrana are my type of folks. A little hippy, very earth conscious, and easy to have a real conversation with. As we sang Hotel California, many people confessed to staying here longer than they planned. Two nights turned into two weeks, and two weeks into ten. Prisoner by choice in this magical valley.
The next morning Yusef and I joined a ...
Other places to stay in Armenia
Av. Bolivar # 8 Norte Esquina, Armenia | Hotelfrom $126
Km. 7 Vereda Kerman, Armenia | 3 star hotelfrom $179
Alcala, Vereda La Cana, Armenia | Hotelfrom $126
Km. 2 via Panaca, Armenia | Hotelfrom $50
Km. 5 via Armenia - Aeropuerto El Eden, Armenia | Hotelfrom $104
via Circacia - Montenegro Km. 9 or, Armenia | Hotelfrom $88
Via Armenia, Armenia | Hotelfrom $120
Corregimiento El Caimo, Armenia | Hotelfrom $78
Avenida Bolivar 10Norte -84, Armenia | 3 star hotelfrom $66