The Coffee Lands
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We caught a long overnight bus at about 8:00pm from Bogota to the coffeelands last night. Whilst we were waiting for the bus Sam Angry and I went down to the local pub in Puente de Piedra. The boys played a few songs for the local men who were there and for the only girl in the pub. We drank and sang and talked with them all and had many laughs. Its not often that people in Colombian small towns meet kiwis. The colombian people really know how to have a good time. There was much banter as happens everywhere a group of young guys get together. By the time we got on the night bus, 6 hours ahead, we were well on our way. That is once we had found Tony.
The rest of the day was wasted messing around in town and on the bus, but we finally made it to our coffeelands estate hotel, Finca los Girasoles. It is pretty and somewhat granduose. It was nice to have a swim in the pool, talk to the green parrott (Puchuru), in the dining hall who spoke better spanish than me, and generally to relax after the last few days. I tried to study a little spanish today and I hope that I improve quickly once I get to Ecuador.