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Campervanning - Spain Road Trip

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My New Project "Transit camper" 
Crew cab with factory fitted windows.

The Plan*:
The project is underway, with juggling work and converting my new van, for Road Trip "Spain" 2016. Going to keep it simple; the van has a workshop in the rear with storage for 2 bikes, generator, etc..... The living area will have buck beds, cooking area, table & chair. 

*The plan did not happen, also the beard got shaved off! I got as far as north of Bordeaux, returned to England and flew to Colombia. But I am sure I will get there again soon.........

By campervanning you can travel Europe with ease and is the best way to do it, as it gives you more freedom. You can prepare and cook food, just think of all those coffees. Its becomes more cost effective and you can travel for longer. You can stop at beautiful locations, take in the tiny, out-of-the-way villages and enjoy the life!

Spain has more than beaches, it has history on every street corner and spectacular scenery.

The campervan …

Visiting Coffee Farms. Rovira Tolima Colombia

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A taste of coffee plantation life!
Always a pleasure to get away from the big city and get to what I call the real Colombia.
And visit the Fincas "small coffee farms" set high in the central Andes. This time of year the rain can be heavy, but makes a nice view with the clouds when they clear or sit low through the valley. This trip was a long weekend staying with a family and walking to other fincas visiting more family, as you know Colombians have large families. This coffee area is known as Buena Vista and another coffee area from Rovira I like to visit is LuisaMost Colombian coffee growers live in fincas whose coffee cultivation's plots do not surpass 2 hectares (5 acres) on average.

1 hour off road drive from the town of Rovira in a Willie's Jeep. 
High in the central Colombian Andes between the clouds.
Scorpion being removed.
Typical Cooking on the finca
View of lush slops looking down to the coffee fincas we visited for lunch.
Two of many parrots found in thi…