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... 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 ...
... France, Finland and, of course, Salento which is not a state but still feels strange to see its name in South America rather than in the south of Italy. It's also the most picturesque village in the area, a gem nestled in the hills with beautiful homes with blinding white walls contrasted by the pastel colored wooden shutters; there is a beautiful central square where in the evening there are a couple of bars with music and people dancing salsa, there is a beautiful ...
... on our way to el Valle de Cocora (our hiking place), watching old men play a game called Tres Bandas (on a table similar to pool but with no pockets!), chatting to a jewellery designer called Jorge and having a personal tour of his work, seeing France qualify for the World Cup and bumping into Max and Natalia who we met in Medellin and playing pool with them for a while! So with a 4-0 pool victory under our belt, we set off back to the hostel to pack ...
... goes to Salento. There are buses that go to Armenia and Pereira and Salento is half way between both of them. So if you got a bus to Pereira, which you come to first, you'd then need to wait for another bus to take you to Salento. Or if you get the one to Armenia, you don't get it all the way to Armenia as you'd go past your turning for Salento.
So after checking out of the hostel, we got a taxi to the terminal de transportes sur, and asked them for a bus to Armenia. ...
... I decided to go to the heart of Colombia's coffee industry and the place where you can find its national tree, the wax palm tree. This place, Salento, is inhabited by just 7000 people and is more than 14 hours west of Bogota, straight through the mountains over some hell roads.
The place was amazing, very 'tranquilo' and a nice get-away from it all. I met cool people there as it was a big stop on the ...
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