A welcome return to Colombia

From the delights of Panama City I flew to Medellin in Colombia. It was a pleasent feeling, returning to a familiar country.

From Medellin I travelled to Salento, a small town I visited 2-years ago on a day trip. I wanted to experience a little more of this delightful place.

Despite being a very popular destination, for Colombian and international visitors alike, Salento still retains much of its small town charm. The gentle rolling hills are carpeted in thick forest that embrace the undulations of the land like a mother with her newborn, while the town’s architecture is a chocolate box colonial fantasy. The peaceful streets are lined with many shops selling handicrafts and there are plenty of relaxing bars, cafes and billiard halls. 

Its proximity to the fabulously beautiful Valle de Cocora makes Salento a required stop on any Colombian itinerary, however tight. During the week it’s serene, but on weekends hordes of day trippers descend on the town and the main square is full of families laughing, singing and dancing.

Next stage: Hacienda Venecia.

About Richard Griffith

My first independent travel experience was a trip to Israel, in 1997, it was here that I caught the 'travel' bug! In 2001 I took an 8-month sabbatical and traveled around South East Asia. Since then I have managed to visit most of Eastern Europe along with India, Bangladesh, and a few other destinations in between. I love travel and I love meeting new people.
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