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Some Essential Slang from the Quindianos

The region/department/state I’m living in is called Quindío. There are LOTS of departments in Colombia and each has their own specific slang for specific things, and it varies a LOT. 329 palabras más

On strangers, Colombian coffee and traveling together 

Sometimes it can be a good idea to simply trust people and not think twice about it. Sometimes just follow the guy that approaches you at the bus station offering accomodation and you might end up staying in a comfortable, laid-back old family home turned hostel, where the same guy offers himself as both company and a city guide. 1.388 palabras más


In and around Colombia's coffee growing region, part 2

Continuing on from my last post, Sovio, Juan Pablo and Catherine made their way back to Cali that evening and I found myself a nice place to stay in Salento. 672 palabras más


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


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.


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

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