Hotel Estelar Altamira
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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... a local bus for the hours drive to Salento. The drive into Salento was very scenic and it actually reminded us a bit of Rwanda with its many hills but with a mountain backdrop.
We arrived in the main square and had to get a taxi to the hostel. The quirky thing about the taxi's, is they are really old open back Jeeps. You just hop in the back and they took us to the hostel for 6,000 pesos (£1.62) which was about 7 minutes away. Upon arriving at ...
... dinner. It was interesting. The next day we walked through the Cocora forest. The beginning path was muddy and we walked together for the first bit then we lost each other and I walked with 2 lovely German girls I met along the way. The path was ****. All up hill for about 7 km looking at nothing but the mud under my feet and trying not to fall over. So I decided to head back through the wax palm forest. It was really pretty ...
In my last post I let the pictures do the talking. They do say a lot (1000 × 10 = 10000), in fact almost as much as I write for a more normal post. But what they say is purely... descriptive. It's not the thought-inspiring, introspective type of thing I like to aim for when I can. Sure, pictures of impoverished children and stuff can make you question your own life, but I just shared a bunch of pictures of mountains. If that helped you realize some profound truth, ...
... Elías took us on a tour in English that lasted about 1 hour and ended up with a coffee using the ground beans from the farm. He explained how the farm was family owned, organic meaning they used techniques such as fruit plants to prevent insects damaging the coffee harvest, how they harvested coffee and finally how the coffee beans were sorted, prepared and ground. A few of the group bought packs of coffee - as much as I wanted to I couldn't carry it ...
... and finally to a forest where we ascended to a hummingbird sanctuary, which has around 11 species of hummingbird. This is where our first break was, the birds are out of this world, really almost alien the way the move, but beautiful. Next big ascent was 0.8Km of steep hill to 'La Montaña'. It took us trough a cloud forest. I had never heard of one and it was so beautiful. Peaceful, clouds amongst ...