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#ColombianSeries : Shop, eat and wander Salento's cobbled streets

Salento is a small, 7.000 inhabitants, lovely little town amidst the coffee valley’s green mountains, 25km from the Quindio department capital, Armenia. With Barichara, Salento might be among Colombia’s most charming towns. 398 palabras más


#ColombianSeries: Things to do near Salento

If you are traveling to Colombia, you might be planning a trip to Salento. A beautiful town with nearby Cocora Valley. Once you’ve explored the valley (READ : “ 709 palabras más


#ColombianSeries: What's like to horse-ride all the way up the Cocora Valley

How’s like to horse-ride all the way up the Cocora Valley

If you are heading to Colombia, you will (most likely) spend time in Bogota and Cartagena and would have (certainly) hear/read/dream of visiting the stunning ‘Valle del Cocora’, an unique place where you get to be surrounded by the highest palm-trees in the world. 607 palabras más


The Quindio Wax Palm

The Quindio wax palm (Ceroxylon quindiuense) is a tree which lives on the western slopes of the Andes mountains in Quindío (a region in northwest Colombia).   193 palabras más

Salento and Las Palmas de Cera

After spending the day exploring the Hacienda Venecia finca and sampling some Colombian coffee, pretending to know whether the aromas were spicyearthy, or  824 palabras más


Horse back riding through the cloud forests: Valle De Cocora & Salento

Deep in the interior of Colombia, the coffee triangle, there is many an opportunity to be awestruck by this region’s natural beauty. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Valle De Cocora. 631 palabras más

Travel Stories

La Despedida

(My blog posts have gotten a little out of chronological order. I apologize.)

June was an exciting month. Not only was almost every weekend a puente (literally, this means bridge, but it refers to a 3-day weekend), but we also had 3 birthdays in a row – Claire’s on the 13th, mine on the 14th, and my roommate Donata’s on the 15th. 1.717 palabras más