Coffee, Coffee everywhere

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armenia near the coffee region, it was a bit dodgey so we had a bit of a wander then found somewhere to eat. got to experience colombian consumme, a type of soup that we found many a treasure in inclding kidneys, skin and chicken feet to name a few...not cool!!!
next morning we went o our way to salento, right in the coffee reigon. stayed in a wicked hostel called the plantation. that afternoon we took a walk for an hour or so out to two coffee plantations. the first was really small and all organic... the owner was 70 plus and the sweetest man, spoke no english but endevoured to make sure we understood the process, was a great experience. the next one was a bit bigger and alot less personal but still interesting, they also grew the family of flowers which the "birds of paradise" flowers are in, very pretty.
just hung out that night then got up early in the morning to go out to the middle of know where to see wax palms, the are super tall and skinny and just generally pretty cool. we took a jeep out there that had a max capacity of aboput 8 people and we ended up with 17 people on it/in it/hanging from it, was rather amusing, then had a three hour round trip hike...i tell you i really am too lazy for that sort of carry on!!!!
took a night bus out that night to bogota as we had been assured that night buses were no longer a danger.
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