Salento Salento Salento
Trip Start Jul 29, 2009
16Trip End Jul 31, 2009
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Estrella Sin Fronteras
Salento is this old Spanish colonial town, and the architecture and colors still show it
everyday we just sit at the hostel, or in town, and talk for hours..dreams, aspirations, everything. more and more i am learning about my roots here in Colombia, rhythms, sounds, smells, commotion, and then the peace and tranquility in the mountains. everything. everyday i would wake up here and go for a day hike, through the mountains, to the river for a swim, and best of all, through all the coffee plantations around town. I did a tour through one, and learned the coffee process, and then had one of the best cups of coffee ever right from the garden.
this town also has its own gang of street dogs, but man they are the coolest dogs. for some reason they love tourists, and for no reason they stick can stick with you for a whole day
This life of always exploring, learning, knowing and then leaving brings faces which become so familiar. there are those which are soon to be forgotten, and then those which bring a certain charm, philosophy, and are never to be forgotten. you meet people while traveling that just capture your attention in such weird and different ways. you see they are trying to explore new things, or are running away from something, but in the end we are all just choosing to live a life so extreme and so different. i feel we are all trying to find new ways of life, perspectives, and to find what happiness really means. this is the way i have chosen to find my life, my purpose, and what i want most.
I am back in Bogota now, my card and things finally arrived!!!! ill be here for the weekend, and then im heading to the pacific coast of Colombia! i met this guy from australia and we decided to go.
until next time.
Happyness is not just a feeling.
It is a way of life.