A quick peek at the Zona Cafetera/Coffee-producing Zone

IMG_1106Ironically I didn´t see any coffee production while there, but it was quite nice nonetheless. There are a cluster of small, beautiful villages throughout the region around the larger cities, and I settled on seeing Salento since there was supposedly a nice valley nearby (Valle de Cocorá). Salento was a little town squeezed between the mountains, and I found a quaint little hostel to camp at owned by a rolo (someone from Bogotá) for my stay. I spent a day lounging around after the overnight bus and a day to walk through the Valley of Cocorá known for its freakishly tall wax palm trees. I wasn´t too keen to see the coffee farms since I had already seen coffee production in the south on my last visit to Colombia, so I took a pass on that.

All in all an uneventful yet chill stop in the Colombian mountains. Pictures below.
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Overlooking Salento at sunset.
Riding up in Jeeps to the entrance to the Valley. All of the following pictures are from the Valley of Cocora.
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0 #1 Robert 2010-08-01 21:02
Stunning!
 

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