This is the last segment of our four-part HONEST HUSTLE series (in case you missed it
There’s part of me that feels like my 5 days in Colombia were merely a figment of my imagination - vivid colors and kind faces greet me at every turn. But the photographs remind me that this was real, and I couldn’t be more grateful. Our trip brought together 13 strangers, all from different places and backgrounds, with the hope that a common bond to see the world in all its beauty would spark a camaraderie not easily broken by the miles that separate us. I count each person that I explored Colombia with not simply as a friend, but kin. Colombia is undoubtedly one of the most incredible places I have ever been. The city of Medellin is beautiful, but more than that, it is full of hope. Its people have been through fire, and these people have come out stronger and more confident that good prevails in the harshest conditions. In every attempt to tell friends and family about my trip, the words fall short. Like any adventure, the purest recollection lives in our own heart. For us to pull off the shelves of our souls to recount inwardly so that we may never forget where our feet have roamed. @RicherPoorer + @ElCominoTravel - I will never be able to thank you enough for creating an opportunity for a good story and letting me live it out with others. Forever and always - #honesthustle #ElCaminoxRP
Some of the best locally grown Colombian coffee can be found in Medellin at @pergaminocafe. It is the very same coffee that we drink back in the United States at places like Blue Bottle Coffee Shop. Words from our Director of Media Relations, @kylewould. #elcaminoxrp #honesthustle | Photo by @ericagannett
Day One in Medellin started off with a cupping and tasting of specialty Colombian coffee with Pedro Echevarria the passionate founder of @pergaminocafe. His family has owned coffee farms for almost 40 years and is the supplier for many of those local favorite shops that you frequent daily. To say Pedro is a coffee expert is an understatement. We talked to him about his drive to keep good coffee in the country (instead of it all being exported) and to shift the local perception of the coffee and cafe culture. What did we learn? If you are drinking good black coffee never ever ever everrrrrrr add milk. Milk should only be added to espresso. "Coffee wasn't my father's day job, but it has always been his passion". - Pedro #richerpoorer #honesthustle #elcaminoxRP #colombia #coffee #colombiancoffee
Alright, so that was actually 12 favorites, but rules were meant to be broken.
Excuse us as we tend to our #elcaminoxrp withdrawals.
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