We went to visit Tenjo this weekend. A village at about 1h30 from Bogotá by car.
It was Sunday and a market was taking place in the center of the village. People were playing games like tejo, trompo and many more typical games from Colombia. Very nice atmosphere.
And look at those colours…
In the market, I bought Yacón’s tea (In French, Yacón is “Poire de terre”, otherwise, it is called “Smallanthus sonchifolius”), which has apparently lots of virtues. And the root alone is good!
Zipaquirá is a town very close to Bogotá. It holds, they say, a “wonder of Colombia”, which is the Salt Cathedral. If you want to know about it, you can check it here. What I was interested in this trip was the village itself.
A colonial architecture with a good percentage of light green associated with a touch of orange tiles make the whole thing quite harmonious.
That was the last bit of Armenia…
…Well actually not really. I forgot to mention the oldest coffee machine of the region. It is located in the “bar del centro” in the village of Pijao. The guy who’s doing this is quite passionate about it and was proud to serve me a capuccino. Nice.
Salento is a beautiful village on the top of the mountain which deserves to be seen.
The architecture is playing with the colours, and I have never seen so many different types of doors. It was quite inspiring to be honest.
In Salento, you can find many craft markets, restaurants, and you have the possibity to go up the mountain and see the whole village from above.
More information about Salento here.
Doing a bit of tourism for a couple of days.
This region of Armenia is quite amazing. They have interesting colours on the architecture. The hotel where we were, interesting mix of colours.
If you are interested in the hotel, it was very clean, beautiful, and quite cheap for the region: Mi Monaco.