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Life as a Colombian Farmer and Exploring Southwest Colombia

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This Leg of the Journey: Life on the FincaToday was the day. Today was the day I began my travels without Ryan. Today was the day I left all the comfort of a familiar face and language from home. The road ahead of me was wide open and what happened next was solely up to me. I would be heading to the Zona cafetera (coffee region) of Colombia to work on a family farm found on Workaway. For the previous few weeks I searched online for a farm to work on. Coffee has always been of interest to me, and what better way to learn about coffee than to go to a farm and get my hands dirty?
I woke up, excited as expected, and followed my normal morning travel routine: buy eggs from the bakery in Bogota that poured out smells of freshly baked bread and walk down the road to the spray painted shipping containers converted into vegetable stands to buy a tomato, onion, avocado, and bananas to eat for breakfast. On the walk back to the hostel I thought about the nine hour bus ride that afternoon and made …