|These are the views around the hostel "La Serano"|
We arrived just before 7pm and were able to join the other hostel guests for the nightly communal dinners. What a great idea - for <$10 you get a home-cooked meal that's shared with others.
We stayed here for a week and spent the time exploring the area, relaxing and horseback riding. One day we went on a tour of a coffee farm.
|How much a young tree produces vs. an older tree. Which is why coffee shrubs are axed after a few years.|
|After the coffee beans are peeled, they are dried like this.|
|Roasting the coffee.|
|And of course drinking the coffee. We brought some back home with us!|
Another day we went horseback riding around the beautiful hills.
Another day we hiked around the wax palm valley. It was really designed for horseback riding, so unfortunately the roads were pretty heavily rutted. Still very pretty.
Another day, I went horseback riding while Bev just relaxed and read.
|the guide runs off to snatch a few oranges off a tree|
|going through a bamboo forest|
|sweet corn arepas on the street, mmmmm|
|tasty fresh fruit|
More photos (click below)!
|2012.5 Salento, Colombia|