Salento and Valle de Cocora June 19th 2016 The flight from Cartagena to Pereira was only 35$ with the discount airline VivaColombia. After an easy one-hour flight (I snuck through the gate even though my bag was an inch too long; follow their requirements or else there are fees, like RyanAir, etc.) we took a taxi to the bus station and just made the 9:30 AM bus to Salento, a tourist center surrounded by picture-perfect fincas, coffee farm ... read more
South America » Colombia » Quindío » Salento Colombia was one of the three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others are Ecuador and Venezuela). A 40-year insurgent campaign to overthrow the Colombian Government escalated during the 1990s, undergirded in part... ... read more
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