Published: June 22nd 2007June 22nd 2007
Salento is a quaint little town with a central plaza and really nicly done up roads. All the buildings are kept in the old style and we stayed at a hostel that Patty had stayed at 2 years previously. There we met up with Daryl who we had met in San Agustin and Patty bargained for us all to have a room together at a much cheaper rate than they wanted. Salento has a lookout with lots of stairs to climb. The others had a climb up their that afternoon, but I was looking at the shops and resting.
We caught a jeep to the walk, Salento has amongst the hills, it takes you passed wax palms. Hundreds of very tall thin wax palms, best example in South America. The track follows a bridal path passed dairy farms and through forest. It also passes a trout farm, which is why Salento is famous for trout. You can buy them everywhere, every restaraunt has it on the menu (for about $10)and we bought some for $3 each and cooked them in the hostel. They were much smaller than we are allowed in NZ, they tasted beautiful.
The next day we
bused to Medellin.
There are more photos below