La Floresta Finca Hotel
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... little though it is. That night the maid (who we only saw the first 2 days) prepared us a small dinner, and we ate with the one sister and her husband speaking to us the whole time. The husband, Francisco, was also a taxiste and immediately began to plan our itinerary for the next day. So it happened that we thought we were going to a coffee plantation, but instead ended up at an amusement park that billed itself as the parque de cafetera. There was some coffee ...
... which again separates the best from the mediocre.There is of course science involved in this and the coffee industry has taken ideas from the wine industry to raise standards but separating tiny coffee beans is no easy business.Once the different grades have been sorted,the beans are than crushed to various grades of powder or granule,the crushing process releases the oils inside the bean and gives that coffee smell that is so familiar. The granules are then packed and sent to ...
... The river has little traffic now and great islands of water hyacinth float by.
Got dropped at Casa Amarilla, which thankfully had an affordable room and free coffee!
Unfortunately a big group of drunk locals were hanging around noisily, but Carmen despatched them with no messing – didn’t want to hang out all pm in the cemetery just to get some peace & quiet! ...
... highlights too - getting free bags of water from a kind man at the water wholesalers, getting free agua de panela (raw sugar mixed with water and lime), chatting to a woman about eating iguana (tastes like chicken, of course), and getting over an hour of internet for 60p. As you can see, Mompůs was a place of simple pleasures. A downside was that to leave Mompůs for Bucaramanga and then San Gil (in the opposite direction from where we arrived) we had to leave at 5.00am in a ...
... s what makes it attractive to the modern day tourists who brave the arduous trip there as it has been stuck in something of a time warp ever since.
There has been very little development in the last hundred years, there are no high-rise buildings and most of the streets remain unchanged with the whitewashed houses looking almost exactly as they would have done in the town's heyday. There's not a single chain store or restaurant in the town and nothing even big enough to qualify as ...
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