|We loved Salento, and could happily live there!! It's a small town, with lots of friendly people, lots of horses, and a very pretty hostel with 3 beautiful collies and lots of cats! We spent our first day here visiting a traditional coffee farm, which was fascinating (and we even quite liked the coffee!), and watching the Cavalgatta (a horse regatta in which LOTS of Colombians ride around the town and local villages getting increasingly drunk and singing!) - Tara even rode with them for a bit! The next day, we took a van up to Corcora to hike a loop around the hills and valley, and to see the hummingbirds that live there (literally hundreds of them, and 7 different types), drink hot chocolate with cheese (!), and see the incredible wax palms, which are unimaginably tall and straight. Sitting under a palm in the sunshine in this beautiful valley, we could happily have never left! We spent another couple of days in Salento (it really was hard to leave!) wandering around the town, riding horses (tho Da didn't love that bit - he fell off - twice! - and once in a river, which was terrifying - apparently no-one told him you're supposed to sit on the horse not try to get the horse to sit on you!), eating fantastic trout, and relaxing in the sun.