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In and around Colombia's coffee growing region, part 1

This morning I decided to prioritise my blog over continuing the struggle that is “sorting” through a lifetime’s worth of hoarding, i.e. my room, so sit back and relax while I reminisce about Colombia’s stunning Eje Cafetero. 666 palabras más

Colombia

The Valle de Cocora: rolling hills and giant palms

This whole valley – and the hugely popular and absolutely stunning 5-ish hour round walk – is just a bit too gorgeous for words. 

So I won’t waste many on it – instead, feel free to perve over the photos of gorgeous rolling hills, sparkling rivers, creaky old bridges and giant palm trees that make up the Valle de Cocora.

Travel

South America’s Coffee Mecca Is Bouncing Back

Originally published in VICE Magazine, April 3, 2016.

Don Elias is taking life easy. At nearly 70 years old, most of his working life has been spent in the coffee fields of Quindío—an unbelievably beautiful Andean region—first with his father, and then, for the past two decades, on his own four-hectare plantation. 1.522 palabras más

Nima Green

Recuca

Do you ever wonder what really goes into making your morning cup of coffee? It’s not something most people think twice about. Living in Colombia, one of the top coffee producers in the world, I’ve seen firsthand what it takes to make a simple cup of coffee. 1.119 palabras más

Unesco

#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

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