Caffeinated Journey April 10th 2017 Zona Cafetera
Was difficult to pry ourselves away from our perch in Medellin, but the coffee region was calling. Salento was the first destination. This small town is surrounded by fincas, once only producing coffee, but now growing a range of crops including avocados, plantain, and more. The town itself is a tourist draw for its look as well as what’s to see around it.
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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