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Sitting in western Colombia in the Quindio department, Armenia is snuggled into the Andes Mountains. More a big town than a capital city, most travelers tend to pass through without a backward glance, either catching a bus or changing buses, thinking there is nothing to keep them in the city any longer, which is a false conclusion to make. A part of the "coffee triangle" with Manizales and Pereira, it's slow pace gives you time to take a deep breath and of course sit in an outdoor cafe sipping a perfect espresso. Founded in 1889, you can gawk at ancient gold artifacts at the "Museo del Oro Quimbaya" or meander around the leafy "Parque de la Vida" with its glorious lake. You can find the perfect eco-tourist bed and breakfast when you need to put your head on a pillow after working all day at a coworking venue and there are plenty of restaurants dishing up local cuisine to satisfy hunger cravings.
The north of the town is the gateway to the "Los Nevados National Park" where you will find the highest peaks in the center of Colombia reaching for the sky and permanently smothered in snow. The town's economy is thriving and its population is exploding. A part of the "friendly cities" program, Armenia is easy to get around via public transport, so you won't have any dramas getting to and from your coworking space when you are in creative mode.
Colombia does have a rapidly expanding startup scene with significant government investment in tech industries. Large incubators can be found in Medellin and Bogota and there are numerous startups making headlines such as "SiembraViva" that is fighting the urban-rural divide by connecting farmers to urban consumers. Another startup, "Viajala", has put all of Colombia's domestic airlines on a single user-friendly platform so that its users can get the best deal. Coworking venues have become the go-to places for these inventive souls to get their work done amidst likeminded souls.