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Monday, August 11, 2008

Valle de Cocora

Near the pueblo of Salento, a 2 hour walk away, lies the Valle de Cocora, a place unlike anything else on earth. There, the wax-palm trees rise some 10 stories into the sky, popping up along the lush, carpet-like grass that cloaks the mountainsides. Further up, the landscape changes to form a cloud forest, where among the lush tropical jungle, the palms jut out like exotic white and green flags.


Of the many things I´ve seen on my trip, the Valle de Cocora is one of the most tranquil and beautiful. It's yet another reason why the coffee country of Colombia is up there in my book among the most soul-satisfying places in all of Latin America.












2 Comments:

  • At 9:59 AM , Blogger Kim said...

    I suppose this is just the South Dakotan in me, but the trees on the hill almost look like wind turbines.

     
  • At 10:47 AM , Blogger Caleb said...

    sounds like a massive wind farm too with the gusts coming over the mountain and through the palms...

     

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