Travel Blogs from Maracaibo, Venezuela

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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 ...

Run for the border, Maracaibo, Venezuela travel blog

Run for the border

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... quite well actually, and despite some of the tensions between Colombia and Venezuala, the border crossings were impressively smooth and efficient. Venezuela seemed pretty nice and even though I was there for only 10 hours total, I can say this: there is ...

Busing it to Venezuela., Maracaibo, Venezuela travel blog

Busing it to Venezuela.

A travel blog entry by davelauren

... took a bus from Santa Marta to Maracaibo. The border cross was surprisingly straight forward, we had heard it was a nightmare with Venezuela immigration going through bags with fine tooth combs, our bags didn't even have to come off the bus. We were also ...

viaje a Maracaibo, Maracaibo, Venezuela travel blog

viaje a Maracaibo

A travel blog entry by palokit

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... El recorrido fue el siguiente: San Cristobal, Colon, el Guayabo, Casigua, El cubo, Machiques, La villa del rosario, y finalmente Maracaibo. Viajamos todo el dia y llegamos en la noche. Hace demasiado calor hay como 40 grados. Hoy comimos patacones, al ...

Last Venezuela visit, Maracaibo, Venezuela travel blog

Last Venezuela visit

A travel blog entry by coryandpierre

... night so we could leave for Colombia early in the morning, and allow us to get to our destination during daylight. So goodbye, Venezuela. The last signs we saw as we left the country stated ¨Socialism, Patriotism or Death.¨ Oh, Venezuela. Just in ...

bienvenidos a Venezuela, Maracaibo, Venezuela travel blog

bienvenidos a Venezuela

A travel blog entry by arango

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Our first border crossing, Colombia to Venezuela at Paraguachon.... The temporary import permit as tourists was exactly as expected, about 3 hours of navigating one office to the next to present passports, titles, insurance, etc. Everyone was very nice ...

Stuck in Maracaibo, Maracaibo, Venezuela travel blog

Stuck in Maracaibo

A travel blog entry by jamesandjulie

... to make you turn Atheist - ok that is slightly unfair.... Our bus arrived more than two hours late into Maracaibo, the second largest city in Venezuela, and dropped us in an industrial estate on the edge of the city. Unbeknownst to us the ...

Venezuelan and Colombian border crossing, Maracaibo, Venezuela travel blog

Venezuelan and Colombian border crossing

A travel blog entry by clintonb

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Our bus from Merida to Maracaibo was horrid, the suspension was like a trampoline, launching my head off the seat and back on multiple times a second, as a result getting not one ounce of sleep. Thats ok though because its happened a few times and now Im ...

Maracaibo, Maracaibo, Venezuela travel blog

Maracaibo

A travel blog entry by stubo

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Maracaibo was a pass through place, we actually arived ahead of schedule for once - this wasnt all good as we were wondering around the bus staion at 5.30 am looking for a shared taxi to Colombia. We were the 1st 2 there and we needed a further 3 ...

Full Circle to the Copa America, Maracaibo, Venezuela travel blog

Full Circle to the Copa America

A travel blog entry by finn_steve

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Arrived back at my cousin´s place in Maracaibo for the Copa America. Should involve lots of football and beer! One of my favourite ...

Maracaibo, Maracaibo, Venezuela travel blog

Maracaibo

A travel blog entry by itsbob21

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Lago. No ...

Family Stuff, Maracaibo, Venezuela travel blog

Family Stuff

A travel blog entry by finn_steve

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Came back to Venezuela for my Goddaughter and cousins´ birthday ...

rich oil city!, Maracalibo, Venezuela travel blog

rich oil city!

A travel blog entry by ryanmonk

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Venezuela!, Maracaibo, Venezuela travel blog

Venezuela!

A travel blog entry by jtrail

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I think I was the only gringo in this hot, sticky and rather dirty city of about 5 million. I stayed only long enough to grab a few pics of Another Bloody Church/Statue etc. I was, however, amazed at the number of wrecks rolling around the streets. ...

Mucucharies, Mucucharies, Venezuela travel blog

Mucucharies

A travel blog entry by mikeandmary

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Today we actually managed a leisurely start, setting off for the town of Mucucharies. On the way we plan to stop at the theme park of Los Aleros, this is a re-created Andean village from the period of the 1930's. Once having paid we have to get into a ...

Venezuela, Maracaibo, Venezuela travel blog

Venezuela

A travel blog entry by bansemer

Coming ...

Christmas, Venezuelan style, Maracaibo, Venezuela travel blog

Christmas, Venezuelan style

A travel blog entry by finn_steve

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... 4 hour delay, a 1 hour flight and half an hour getting my cases emptied by the National Guard, I finally made it to Maracaibo where I have spent Christmas with some of my Mum´s family. My first few days here were spent mainly catching up with ...

Paradise, Maracaibo, Venezuela travel blog

Paradise

A travel blog entry by jungleboy

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... there is simply no chance of getting my visa extended in that office. No. Far easier would be simply going to Maracaibo in Venezuela (a mere 4 hours away) for a night and coming back, thus earning myself, for reasons that are as complicated as they are ...

Minging Maracaibo, Maracaibo, Venezuela travel blog

Minging Maracaibo

A travel blog entry by ger_and_jane

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... Day. Anyways we broke one of our travel rules...dont end up somewhere strange at crazy o clock without a room ..Welcome to Maracaibo ...bonfires on the road....not a policeman in sight and us sans guesthouse. It made Moyross look like ...

Ecuador, the Amazon, the Caribbean, a Lost City..., Maracaibo, Venezuela travel blog

Ecuador, the Amazon, the Caribbean, a Lost City...

A travel blog entry by pjarbuckle84

... 's the last thing we wanted to do at 11.30 at night, after being on a bus that was delayed by 3 or 4 hours.  Venezuela also has a funny money system.  2.1 bolivares equals US$1, no matter what.  I don't really know why, I'm no ...

Ropne mesto, Maracaibo, Venezuela travel blog

Ropne mesto

A travel blog entry by tomasbym

Po asi ctyrchodinove ceste v Cadillacu z roku 81 jsme dorazili asi v osm vecer do Maracaibo. Je to velke prumyslove mesto, pres ktere proudi skoro vsechna venezuelska ropa, ktera se tezi v zatoce Lago de Maracaibo. Mesto by nemelo byt nicim zajimave, tak ...

Couchsurfing in der Stadt des Öls..., Maracaibo, Venezuela travel blog

Couchsurfing in der Stadt des Öls...

A travel blog entry by fabiankiel

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... . Maracaibo ist eigentlich keine Touristenstadt. Die Sehenswürdigkeiten, etc. halten sich in Grenzen. Maracaibo ist der Hauptförderort für Öl in Venezuela. Hier werden ca. 66% der gesamten venezuelanischen Ölmenge gefördert (Venezuela liegt in der ...

Stierkampf in Maracaibo, Maracaibo, Venezuela travel blog

Stierkampf in Maracaibo

A travel blog entry by fabiankiel

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Donnerstag wollte ich dann weitrereisen mit Zwischenstop in Maracaibo. Allerdings musste ich dann erst noch bis Mittags warten, damit ich mir meinen Geld-Tranfer im Hotel in Bolivares auszahlen lassen konnte. Wieso auch immer, es gab dann mal 100 Scheine. ...

River forest, stilt villages, lightening, Maracaibo, Venezuela travel blog

River forest, stilt villages, lightening

A travel blog entry by kirstinf

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... edge of the lake was about 5m from my door, alas I could not swim in it. We have come here to Lake Maracaibo and more specifically the Catatumbo River, to see the stilt villages and more importantly the lightening storms. It is a natural phenomenon that ...

Remerciements, Maracaibo, Venezuela travel blog

Remerciements

A travel blog entry by cocolatino

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... latino: -Yvana et sa grand-mčre Nelly pour leur accueil, les discussions intéressantes que l'on a eues et surtout pour les délicieuses arepas!; - Ricardo pour son aide et sa générosité á Maracaibo. Hasta luego panas, espero volver a verles pronto! ...

Overnight in Maracaibo, Maracaibo, Venezuela travel blog

Overnight in Maracaibo

A travel blog entry by greenypeace

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Vergacion, Maracaibo, Venezuela travel blog

Vergacion

A travel blog entry by richyallum

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... the main square Andri pointed out the indigenous people as I was always asking her what the indigenous people looked like in Venezuela.  The natives here were called Guajiros, you can normally spot them wearing what looks like a colorful nighty and ...

Just a little hop north to Venezuela...., Maracaibo, Venezuela travel blog

Just a little hop north to Venezuela....

A travel blog entry by joaoster

Spent 3 years of glorious pre-school ...

hey another ghetto!, Maracaibo, Venezuela travel blog

hey another ghetto!

A travel blog entry by buckwonder

after a long night we all slowly crawled out of bed took our bags and left for breaky and took a bus to the terminal. the bus to maraciabo was 40bsf plus a 1bsf departure tax. the bus took 4-5 hours and we changed buses midway. we arrived at 5.30ish and ...

DAY FIVE, Las Tucacas, Venezuela travel blog

DAY FIVE

A travel blog entry by italybrussell

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Today we woke up at 3:00 PM because we stayed up most of the night, playing games. Later we went to the "Casino Caribe", but Franco couldnt enter because the guards thought that he had drugs in his cervical collar, when we went back to the hotel, we ate ...

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