Salento, Colombia, October 15, 2017
We left Medellin for Salento bright and early. The views along the way were exceptional-
The view from our hostel is great-
From the ones I checked out, trout is the big seller. If I had the stomach for it, I'd have tried the trout smothered in a cream, garlic, shrimp, mushroom and cheese sauce. It looked awesome. Instead I had trout soup which was perfect. The orange juice and cilantro really added to the flavor-
A chorizo stand-
The church is also in the main square. The outside is the most impressive-
Kids go crazy for a push around the square in a jeep-
Or on a horse, a fake horse that is-
leads up a hill to the mirador. The trim on the buildings is so brightly painted. I didn't dare attempt the climb with my cold. Doing one flight of stairs makes me break out in a sweat and I need to rest!
All along the street are shops and restaurants. I bought some new coffee, only by smell, so I hope it's better than what I've got. All kinds of handcrafts, jewelery, clothing, pottery, knick knack junky souvenir stuff.... It's all here.
Musicians also play. These two were excellent-
The man on the left is blind. Notice the rhythmic instrument on the guitarist's ankle. No one knows what it's called because it's Peruvian.
It was only a pellet gun!
Walking back down the street seemed even more crowded-
Tomorrow there are some great walking trails but I don't think I can handle it yet. Maybe a day relaxing in the sun will help???
The best for last!