Colombia's Coffee Region
Apr 23, 2010Public
Photo: Salento
Photo: Along the drive to Valle de Cocora
Photo: You know you're close when you can see the tall, solitary wax palms.
Photo: Wax palms can reach almost 200 feet in height!
Photo: Beautiful blue skies...for now.
Photo: Ashley and Marcela are excited for their hike!
Photo: This is how you get to Valle de Cocora.  Open air seating optional.
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Photo: This is how deep and clear the stream was when Ashley and Marcela crossed it the first time.  
You'll notice a BIG difference when you see them cross it again!
Photo: It takes strength and wellingtons to cross the stream with this kind of style.
Photo: Although the wellingtons were uncomfortable at times, 
Marcela and Ashley were glad they wore them.  You'll see why soon!
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Photo: The first leg of the hike is through the gorgeous Valle De Cocora.
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Photo: Palma de Cera, or Wax Palm, is Colombia's national symbol, and this region is 
famous for these slender giants.  They are the tallest of the palm species.
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Photo: After an hour of walking through the valley we entered the forest.  We took a short detour to this waterfall shortly after entering.
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Photo: This rickety bridge is straight out of an Indiana Jones movie, minus the angry tribesmen with spears.
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