Category Archives: Coffee Region

Colombian Roadtrip – Day 7 – Valle de Cocora

December 23, 2013 We planned to hike in the Valle de Cocora today but woke up to pouring rain. We decided to head to Finlandia, a quaint and authentic town about 30 minutes away from Salento. Finlandia is a place … Continue reading

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Colombian Roadtrip – Day 6 – Valle de Cocora

December 22, 2014 We got a late start to the day but decided to go explore the famous Valle de Cocora, home to Colombia’s national tree, the wax palm. One thing I have learned living in the Andes is to … Continue reading

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Colombian Roadtrip – Day 4 – Termales Santa Rosa

December 20, 2014 We woke up to rain, rain and more rain this morning. We weren’t sure if it was worth it to go the Termales de Santa Rosa in the rain but after talking to some other travelers decided … Continue reading

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Colombia Roadtrip – Day 5 – Santa Rosa to Salento

December 21, 2013 We woke up to a clearer day today and decided to head to Termales San Vicente, more natural hot springs about an hour away by unpaved road from Santa Rosa.  Set in a lush cloud forest, these … Continue reading

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Colombian Roadtrip – Day 3 – Manizales to Santa Rosa

December 19, 2013 Yet another great day! It started off with a scrumptious breakfast at the Secret Gardens – eggs and homemade peanut butter and banana French toast (the food here has been amazing!) – and then Elisha, the American owner, … Continue reading

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Colombian Roadtrip – Day 2 – Manizales

December 18, 2013 What a fantastic day! We started it off in Retiro de Pensamiento, a beautiful park in the cloud forest. I have to confess that I like my nature more “pure and wild” but the girls really enjoyed the … Continue reading

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Colombia Roadtrip – Day 1 – Manizales

We woke up early for a flight to Manizales, in Colombia’s coffee region. Just my three girls and I. The flight was delayed; we were stuck waiting on the runway for forty minutes during which time no announcement was made … Continue reading

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