Salento, Colombia


Salento is a cute town near Cocora Valley. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, made famous for the colorful architecture.


Colombia is of course, well known for coffee. We couldn’t wait to nab a good latte!


We walked up to the top of the nearby hill for a great lookout spot for the sunset.


We also tried canalazo, a local hot drink made with various spices. It tasted like apple cider.


We learned how to play tejo, a traditional Colombian game played over beer. In tejo, a person throws a heavy metal puck across a dirt court in an attempt to hit the white triangles of gunpowder to produce a “mecha,” or explosion. Whoever gets the most points for hitting mechas wins.


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