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... take us onto the valley. It looked like rain so we were not sure of taking a jeep, but the drivers assured us that it would not rain. The road to the valley was beautiful, trees lining the country road, curving around, disappearing around bends. We could see the tall palm trees which were oddly spaced quite far apart. The jeep driver parked us off by a restaurant and told us he would be happy to wait for us to walk around the area. It was a rough, stony road and ...
... the earliest we could get away was 7.30pm. That meant a day here, we were about a chuffed as a positive AIDS test at that prospect, but headed to a pretty church in the mountains before heading to the town centre, where, as it turned out, it was the last day of Carnivaal. Which would what was going on when people were spraying foam and having flour fights all over the place.
Apparently, being the only gringos in the whole town, attracted quite a bit of attention, ...
... He didn't ask for a cent, just shook our hands and was off. We did pay a cancellation fee for the original hotel, however, that fee and the cost of the new room evened out. Phew!
We have the night in Armenia, before flying to Leticia in the far South East corner of Colombia bordering Brazil and Peru, for our 5 day Amazon trip. We are so excited and at this stage, the tour is private. Really can't wait!
More pics to ...
... birds flutter around like flies, there are so many! Beautiful little things.
After refuelling on hot chocolate and sweet tea with cheese (yes, it's as weird as it sounds..) we carry on up to the top of the mountain where there are stunning views and group photos to be had. The descent is much more open and a wide path leads us down to otherwordly landscapes where seriously tall wax palms sway in the breeze. How do they stay ...
Well, Salento might be one of our favourite places. Between here and Mendoza we've had our coffee and wine binges. Salento is the coffee growing region, so it's at a bit of altitude, but it's always sunny and dry. Salento is a tiny tiny little town, with not a whole lot going on there apart from in the surrounding fields where there are fields and fields of coffee ...
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
Km 5 Via Armenia - Montenegro- Salida NÂº 2, Armenia | Hotelfrom $120
Corregimiento El Caimo, Armenia | Hotelfrom $78
Avenida Bolivar 10Norte -84, Armenia | 3 star hotelfrom $66