More in the coffee region
Trip Start Jan 08, 2009
14Trip End Feb 10, 2009
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But Yical kept bringing me to more and eventually the one I decided on really is perfect! :-) Set well away from any roads, a small coffee farm with a beautiful soothing stream, a pool, comfortable rooms and excellent food. The farm is full of orchids and other plants, as well as the coffee plantations and plantains. I really didnīt want to leave.
We also found time to visit the beautful villages of Filandia and Salento (see photo above), picture postcard type villages with lovely colonial style buildings, and bright colours. Further on from Salento we visited Valle De Cocora, a beautiful valley famous for its trout and enormous wax palm trees, the national tree of Colombia. These beautiful trees rise from the ground through the clouds that shroud the valley and up above them to heights of up to 70m. After an excellent trout lunch we walked out into the valley and admired the scenery. Horses are also available and exploring the valley on horseback is also very popular.
Iīm now in Cali, the party capital of Colombia, so I think I will have to reaquaint myself with the nightlife here tonight... Itīs a dirty job but someone's gotta do it :-) Tomorrow on to the colonial town of Popayan.