Small town Salento
Trip Start Sep 15, 2008
122Trip End Jan 01, 2009
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We woke up early to catch the 7am jeep to the edge of the Cocora Valley Park. It was just us and some locals in a 4 passenger jeep with 12 passengers. Safety is a different concept here but made for an intersting ride.
The Cocora valley is famous for lush hill sides, insanely tall palms, and humingbirds
Back in town we had the local specialty for lunch (trout, beans, rice and plantain), a hot shower and a nap. We also got an update on the financial crisis and stock market drops, we feel deeply for everyone affected.
Tommorow were going horseback riding to some waterfalls and then touring a local coffee farm to learn the process.
Even though itīs been less than 2 weeks we have already seen so much, met so many people, and had an amazing time. Despite Colombiaīs reputation it has proven to be an amazing country. The people are so friendly, the landscape so beautiful and diverse, and for these budget travellers the price is right.
Pics added from horseback riding.