Travel Blogs from Venezuela

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Devil's Canyon thin ribbon., Angel Falls and Canaima National Park, Venezuela travel blog

Devil's Canyon thin ribbon.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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So the ten day all-inclusive starts with an uppercut. I've just been told that there's no flight from Canaima back to Santa Elena on the planned return day from Angel Falls. So my option is to stay another day in Canaima and miss the day tour to Gran ...

Walking on Water by Steve Dominey, Merida, Venezuela travel blog

Walking on Water by Steve Dominey

A travel blog entry by steve_sara

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... school teach? Ingrid: ¨I don´t know, like a normal school?¨ Sara: ¨Geography? This is a lake, we are here, Venezuela is 3 hours that way, subject finished.¨ Me: ¨History?  This village was built many, many years ago. In ...

Chilling on the Caribbean coast, Rio Caribe, Venezuela travel blog

Chilling on the Caribbean coast

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... hardened to it. It is unfortunate that Chavez, the president, seems to be increasing military and police numbers, and using Venezuela's abundant oil wealth to bolster his weakening position. It is a shame that he does not invest the money in education ...

Terribly lost in the Lost World., Roraima and Gran Sabana, Venezuela travel blog

Terribly lost in the Lost World.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... the six days round trip hike to the top of Roraima (2810m), a table mountain (tepui) that are shared between three countries, Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana. The major part of the mountain is in Venezuela, and this is also the spot where most people hike ...

The City of Love (Motels), Caracas, Venezuela travel blog

The City of Love (Motels)

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... I've changed all my US dollars, changed them on the black market but have worked out after hostel, buses, taxes leaving Venezuela and a truck ride over the Colombian border, I have very little left and get a really bad rate when withdrawing from the ...

final destination, Los Roques, Venezuela travel blog

final destination

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... screen and then disappears into the back office. Will we or will we not get on this flight? We want desperately to leave Venezuela. She returns and starts printing some baggage receipts and I finally relax. We have the worst seats on the plane - right ...

Bush camping and amphibious vehicles!, Somewhere south east and by a lake!, Venezuela travel blog

Bush camping and amphibious vehicles!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Today start our several day drive towards Brazil through the beautiful Gran Sabana - miles of grasslands with loads of waterfalls and hardly any tourists. Today we had to drive east first and then get on the only road south towards the Gran Sabana. ...

Chilling in Ciudad Bolivar again, Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela travel blog

Chilling in Ciudad Bolivar again

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Go into town today to do group shop before we head for the middle of nowhere. After lunch we sit by the pool for a few hours and watch the pet toucan sit on my sun lounger for a while and then the pet monkey steal a packet of cigarettes off Ian in our ...

Relaxing on the beach, Puerto Columbia, Venezuela travel blog

Relaxing on the beach

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... and are joining the next leg of ours (from Caracas to Manaus). They are also Brits and have had a pretty tough time in Venezuela on their own apparently being overcharged for example. They are going to travel back with us to Caracas. We have spag bol ...

Death in the city, Merida, Venezuela travel blog

Death in the city

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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Yesterday evening, a student was shot and killed at a protest in town. Just few hours before that I walked past the barricades and the burning trash piles in the middle of the street on my way to a Symphony concert. I didn't imagine it was quite that ...

Mysterious Lightning in Catocumbo, Concho, Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela travel blog

Mysterious Lightning in Catocumbo

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... a lot of roads have collapsed and landslides. Now realise what all the tyres and fires were when we first drove into Venezuela at night - is their version of roadworks. In another small village see the tobacco ¨factory¨ with raw nicotine bubbling or ...

Touch and Go, Caracas, Venezuela travel blog

Touch and Go

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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Caracas has the most beautiful slums. Sprawling for miles and miles are identical square brick houses with frameless, barred windows. Here and there, there is a house painted in baby blue or baby pink. Occasionally white. As we get closer to the airport, ...

Anticipating the great falls, Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela travel blog

Anticipating the great falls

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Yesterday had a very bumpy and fast boat trip back towards Tucupita although we decided not to stay there another night as planned as we had probably seen the highlights already. We then got on the road for another longish driver through more savannah. ...

Leaving Venezuela for Brazil!, Santa Elena to a field somewhere in Brazil, Brazil travel blog

Leaving Venezuela for Brazil!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... open and we have to walk back from the truck to get stamped into Brazil. Get pretty wet in the process. Have enjoyed Venezuela and have seen a lot here. Def high points have been Angel Falls, Gran Sabana camping and Playa Colorado. People have been ...

Welcome to Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela travel blog

Welcome to Venezuela

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... next to him and eventually he moves off elsewhere. Not one person on the bus intervenes on my behalf. Rachel decides that Venezuela is a bad place. Once in my seat the journey is a comfortable one and we reach our destination of Cuidad Bolivar early ...

Show us the money!, Merida, Venezuela travel blog

Show us the money!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Slept v well and had a great brekkie at the bakery near our hotel. Have a group meeting to discuss the plan of action. Have a few days here to do whatever before we go onto Los Llanos in the jungle. Some of us are going to Lake Maracaibo tomorrow to ...

More falls to the border!, Gran Sabana and St Elena, Venezuela travel blog

More falls to the border!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Up early again and heading south via a few more waterfalls. Stop at Jasper Falls which is about 15 mins walk from the road. The bedrock is red and orange and looks like a pavement almost with all the erosion. Go for a paddle and the falls are lovely ...

You never know who you might meet, Santa Fe, Venezuela travel blog

You never know who you might meet

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... mansion which has now gone to ruin. Tony has brought several black bin bags with him to clear up the rubbish which, typical of Venezuela, is strewn everywhere. He tries to tell us that as a provider of eco-tourist services he wants to tidy it up out of ...

When things don´t quite go to plan!, Cumana, Venezuela travel blog

When things don´t quite go to plan!

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... local food thing, some meaty thing in pastry, some drinks and sit on the bus, hoping for 6 hours of relaxation. One thing I notice about Venezuela, is the old Chevy cars. They are everywhere, and the car that got me Carupano was a Chevy too. I take a few ...

Magnificent Angel Falls, Angel Falls, Venezuela travel blog

Magnificent Angel Falls

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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After much tossing and turning we slept ok but apparently I was kicking someone in the head with my feet as the hammocks were hung so close together. Fortunately he wasnt concussed. Woke up early and watched the light change on the falls and yet ...

Trekking on Roraima, Santa Elena, Venezuela travel blog

Trekking on Roraima

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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Roraima is a a 2700 metre flat topped mountain (or tepui) straddling the border between Venezuela, Brazil, and Guyana. Its abrupt rise out of the surrounding savannah, which is 1800m lower in altitude, means that it has a unusual ecosystem on the summit. ...

Socialist Revolution & Personal Evolution, Caracas, Venezuela travel blog

Socialist Revolution & Personal Evolution

A travel blog entry by crystalwaitekus

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... , my plan was to take a 32 hour bus from Bogota to Caracas if I was going to be able to afford a visit to Venezuela.  However, after friends who live there pleaded with me to do otherwise, I thought the better of it.  My reasoning was not ...

Will I never learn my lesson?, Merida, Venezuela travel blog

Will I never learn my lesson?

A travel blog entry by jessica_cdn

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Those darn busses...always taking longer than you think they will. Anyway, I didn´t bring any food on the bus...again. So I was starving, tired and generally pretty unhappy when I got off, despite it being a pretty good trip. The lady next to me had ...

Heaven on the Bridge, Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela travel blog

Heaven on the Bridge

A travel blog entry by aborder

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...  along the coast and I unfortunately have a seat on the left hand side of the bus. The views of the countryside in Venezuela are spectacular!! We even start passing the ocean where Islands, that I will not be visiting, are visible! On the bus, I ...

Crackers, Caracas, Venezuela travel blog

Crackers

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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... ; *** Acceptable *** Arrived in Caracas with two days before our next flight on to Ecuador. Off to explore. Picture attached is classic Venezuela Car. This was our taxi to the hotel and the guy asked if I would like to drive. Brilliant. Arriving in South ...

Close to trilingual!!, Merida, Venezuela travel blog

Close to trilingual!!

A travel blog entry by jessica_cdn

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... I´m speaking a foreign language....just like I´ve got the mother of all weird accents. I had the BEST meal thus far in Venezuela today. It was this yummy chicken leg on a bed of mashed potatoes with a red pepper sauce....soooo good. The chicken was ...

The bad side of chicken., Merida, Venezuela travel blog

The bad side of chicken.

A travel blog entry by jessica_cdn

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Today is my last day in Merida. Tonight I´m heading back to Caracas on the overnight bus. Should be lots of fun, although I have my sweater ready to counter the freezing conditions I expect to be subjected to on the bus. I´m sad to be finishing my ...

Oh, sweet Venezuela, Merida, Venezuela travel blog

Oh, sweet Venezuela

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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... , even for a foreigner. After the initial shock of paying $70 for a taxi from the airport, I discovered that the prices in Venezuela (based on the official exchange rate of 2.2bolivares=$1) are indeed higher than in the US. But wait, there is a black ...

El Playon., El Playón, Venezuela travel blog

El Playon.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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In the middle of the Gran Sabana, Gran Sabana, Venezuela travel blog

In the middle of the Gran Sabana

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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My cook group scores brownie points today by cooking bacon sandwiches for all before we set off further south. First we go through a couple of towns and past another security checkpoint where we show our passports again. Fortunately the number of times ...

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