From The Coffee Region To Medellin

The past week has been a blast. Pure fun and great new friends who i have been traveling with the past few weeks. Mark from Ireland and Iain and Dave from England. After touring a few coffee plantations we attempted the hike starting at 7 am the next morning. We took a different jeep down to the start of the trail and before we set off i met a big group of travelers who hired horses. I am lazy and I went with them instead.

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The scenery definitely tops any I have seen before…beaches, mountains, etc. included.

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Honestly, just look at that.

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On the way back to Salento there was a bit of traffic. Fuckin cows!

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In the afternoon i took a 2 hour bus alone to Manizales, a big city still in the coffee region. I met Mark there and the two of us relaxed outside at one of the cafe’s, admiring the beautiful women.

The following morning we traveled to Medellin, normally a 5 hour bus ride. I lucked out and secured the front seat of a van for a comfortable ride. Mark and I were the only two passengers in the van for the first few hours. But with the all of the rain the past few weeks we encountered many landslides, which translated to an additional 2 hours of driving.

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Start your engines…vrrrrroom vroooooooooom!

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We arrived just in time to head out for the night to a fun discotheque called Babylon and woke up just in time to see the city a bit with Iain and Dave who arrived late the past night.

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The highlight of the day was taking a cable car up to the top of the city in the middle of a thunderstorm. After we got to the top they shut the entire system off for the next hour. We were stranded at the top. Its not such a bad thing for us but it must have been a big inconvenience to all of the locals who use the rail to commute to and from work.

Botero is huge in Colombia and is by far the most popular artist. He paints fat people.

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I swear it rains every day.

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It was another fun night at a salsa club with the four of us and Colombian friends we met the night before. I practiced my salsa a bit and made a fool of myself. But of course i won’t post a picture of myself doing that so here is one of a friend doing that instead.

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Jason Bartoli
Jason Bartoli

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