Would you live on a farm? – Panaca, Colombia

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Panaca – Must visit!

If the answer is “yes” or “no”, it doesn’t matter. You should still visit Panaca. At first I wasn’t very excited about going and visiting the farm with domestic animals.
When we got there, I completely changed my mind. There was anything you can imagine!
The entrance costs between $45,000 and $65,000, add $28,000 to do the canopy tour and about $15,000 for lunch and coffee and that will get you a complete day with beautiful animals on a beautiful farm.
You can learn how to get your own milk from the cow, feed pigs from a bottle, make panela and all you would like to know about the culture and traditions of the region.
If you get time and money, definitely do the canopy tour as it’s the largest in Colombia and you can see the whole park from upside down.
HOW TO GET HERE: By bus from the house, take a bus to the terminal, then to Qundio plaza and from there to Panaca. Leaves every 30min.
WHEN TO GO: The park opens at 9am and you should get there before it opens as it’s a tight schedule to visit every sight.
More about my Volunteering in Colombia please visit: http://emergingvoicescafetero.blogspot.com/2012/06/first-day-in-armenia.html

After a week of volunteering in Armenia

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PHOTOS: Salento, Colombia

I am getting very confused about my feelings about volunteering. There is so much money and business involved that at the end you don’t know whom you are really helping.

I have been feeling down for the past week. Since it’s a pilot project I am the only one here. It feels like I am going waste time and there is not going to be a continuation of anything.

Also, I haven’t really met people or gone out. Volunteering is volunteering but there should be time for fun. Our house is in the middle of nowhere. You can’t really get out of the house unless you want to pay $12-15 for a taxi. A bus is an option bus it takes about an hour to get downtown.

Gloria has been very nice and sweet taking me places and even went to the best salsa place with me till 2am, but I just can’t ask her to do it all the time.

The beauty of travelling is that YOU can decide whether or not to stay or to go. So, I have decided to move on.

SALENTO: Try the best trucha in Colombia!