the door is open!

Finca La Hamaca, Pereira Colombia Bed & Breakfast, Coffee Zone Happy Friday, guys! Joe and I are road-tripping to Sedona, Arizona for a friend's wedding and while there, we'll be staying at a place we booked via Airbnb.

Airbnb is all about Mi Casa es Su Casa so I thought that today was perfect for sharing some fun news from the Muñoz family. If you caught this post from our wedding/holiday in Colombia then you might remember that my parents were planning on opening up our family country home, aka finca, as a bed & breakfast for travelers. Well, the day has come and their door is open - they're now official Airbnb hosts!

If Colombia and the coffee region have ever been on your hitlist, do consider staying with my folks. My mom is crazy for hospitality (her breakfasts have gotten rave reviews!) and my dad loves nothing more than to share his beloved Colombia with people. Seriously, he kept a stack of Colombia related books on the coffee table that he would open up to show to everyone who came by our house.

Now he and my mama are back in Colombia and they can share the real thing from Finca La Hamaca ( the 'hammock country house'). All of the info is on their Airbnb page where they also list some recommended sights to see and things to do. In addition to a hearty breakfast, the price per night includes transportation and guided day trips by my dad - a huge plus in the coffee region where things are spread out and most locals don't speak English.

I could talk the finca up for days but I'll stop myself now in case you do find yourself there. I wouldn't want to spoil all of the surprises ;)

Happy Travels!


a proper breakfast

Since we have yet to get a reliable broadband connection at home, we've been squatting at local cafés that offer free wi-fi. Our favorite has become Roma's Café just off the Maida Vale Tube stop. The ambiance is cozy and comfortable and they serve restaurant quality food. When we went for breakfast I plunged right into the traditional "full English breakfast" to see what all of the fuss (both for and against it) was about. It was goooood. Everything except the limp toast was very flavorful and to my surprise I took quite a liking to the sweet beans. Now I've got to find good spots for other traditional British eats like Shepherd's Pie, Toad-in-the-hole, and Cawl. If you have any suggestions, please share!