Colombia
Armenia

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8 travelers at this place:

  • Day248

    Before arriving in Colombia, we thought the only Armenia that existed was the country that borders Turkey and competes in the Eurovision Song Contest, but, it turns out that it is also the name of a “medium-sized” city and the capital of the Quindio Department in the Andes Region. Armenia was a three-hour microbus journey from Cali and is one of the main coffee-growing regions in the country. Jason was in heaven to finally experience some “good” coffee.

    When we arrived, we wandered around the city in search of food, fun and some coffee for Jason. We walked away with full bellies but unfortunately there wasn't a great deal of beauty or fun to be found in the city. Two out of three ain't bad. Unlike Cali, our personal security didn't feel threatened; well, relatively unthreatened. Though, the streets had its fair share of dodgy characters.

    The next day, we went to the nearby theme park dedicated to coffee, Parque del Café. Well as they say, when in Rome. The theme park is about 12 kilometres from Armenia and occupies an area of 96 hectares that includes rides, shows, two telefericos, a train and a small coffee plantation. One of the aims of the theme park is to promote and to keep alive Colombian coffee culture. One of the attractions includes horse-riding and, like a child at a country fair, Jason mounted the horse and joined his new riding club. At first, Jason thought that he'd been given the grumpy, old horse with attitude, as it bucked a bit to begin with. But Ricky thought it was probably a match made in heaven. Jason survived the adventure and made it back before the torrential rain set in, bringing an end to our day and bringing an end to our stay in Armenia.

    Next stop: Salento

    For video footage, see:
    https://youtu.be/BfA7z8beHUA
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  • Day254

    Day 247: Last time above 3000m.

    September 17, 2016 in Colombia

    To get ahead of the heat we decided to leave town at 6am. Although quite early we were happy that we did it. It was still cool and traffic wasnt to bad. But two hours later it was sweating again and crazy traffic. It took us till 2 to make the 58km to the top of the pass. So we thought we would be in Armenia early.

    A couple of hundred meters i got a flat tire. It turned out one of the patches was completely ripped a part. So after changing the tube we continued downhill. Only to have ninos tire flat at the bottom. Another ripped patch. So we hope with 2 brandnew tubes in our tires to make it to medellín.
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  • Day7

    On the way to Salento

    November 5, 2017 in Colombia

    Puh,
    Almost missed the bus to Armenia (from there to Salento).
    And who is to blame? Our last host ;p
    No,but seriously, our bad luck is chased by good luck...
    We can't complain, WiFi in the bus, all the space we need, power output and all that for a price that seems too cheap.

    8h by comfy bus, amazing view through the mountains, even drove through clouds. Just enjoying every bit of the trip.Read more

  • Day10

    Fly high to glide

    November 8, 2017 in Colombia

    Let's keep it short.
    Said goodbye to Tracy and Magda, left Salento, got to Armenia, went up the mountain with 2 Tandem masters and waited for the opportunity...

    Run, keep running and don't stop until we glide. That's all he said. For round about 40€ p.P.
    We flew 15min and it was extraordinary.

  • Day9

    Recuca

    December 1 in Colombia

    Coffee farm and culture site. First is the coffee flower. The beans on a drying rack. Then 4 platters of beans, one raw, one dried, one with the inner shell removed (standard form for export), and finally roasted beans. The 4th pic is a small, home size roaster with a tray of just roasted beans, still hot. A barista making coffee in the traditional manner. Finally, some coffee trees.Read more

  • Day10

    Located near Armenia, the botanical garden preserves native Colombian rainforest and works to protect and propogate endangered species. The last 2 pics are of the butterfly farm, located within the botanical garden. First the building from above, shaped like a butterfly, and then one of the dozens of species found here.Read more

  • Day10

    Armenia, Colombia

    December 2 in Colombia

    Central city of Colombia's coffee region. I didn't stay or spend any time in the city proper. I stayed at a small hotel tucked in the forest. The pics are all at the hotel, first the building, then the view from my room and finally my occasional breakfast companion

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