Travel Blogs from Merida, Venezuela

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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... until she rolled over. haha. I´m that creepy person no one wants to sit next to on the bus!!! Anyway, so I got here to Merida...it´s beautiful. The trip looked a lot like Guatemala at first, but by the time I woke up in the morning we were in the ...

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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... and her life, which happened to take place in here. I know where she's coming from. The situation in Venezuela, based on my observations of Merida and Caracas is more unstable than I imagined. It is in fact fukced up. The latest official number for ...

My teacher is a Chavista...what luck!!, Merida, Venezuela travel blog

My teacher is a Chavista...what luck!!

A travel blog entry by jessica_cdn

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... , according to her...and I tend to agree...even if he doesn't actually get more votes, he'll still be the next President of Venezuela). Then we did the usual back in time stuff. Damn past tense!! These next few entries might be a little dry, as I´m ...

This travelling thing..., Merida, Venezuela travel blog

This travelling thing...

A travel blog entry by jessica_cdn

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... travelling isn't for me...at least not alone. Annoying thing to figure out a third of the way through your trip to Venezuela. Grrr. Don't get me wrong, everything is fine...just I'm not that excited about being here. Guess that kinda sucks. Like ...

Trading one storm for another, Merida, Venezuela travel blog

Trading one storm for another

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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... . The nature is very, very beautiful.   Ah, and I found out how much a litter of gasoline cost in Venezuela - between 0.7-0.9Bolivares - less than 50cents!!!, less than bottled water. For real.     *** I would definitely reccomend the ...

Misty Mountains, San Rafael, Venezuela travel blog

Misty Mountains

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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Would you believe that the Orinoco River, the eighth longest in the world, flows for 2,140 km through Venezuela with only one bridge spanning it? There surely must be numerous ferries connecting the myriad of towns and villages dotting its banks, but we ...

Uni town in the clouds, Merida, Venezuela travel blog

Uni town in the clouds

A travel blog entry by kiemce

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... . I've been here a few days now, and have been checking out the multitude of amazing tours available here. Merida is unlike anywhere else I've seen in Venezuela, and I like it. I've also signed up for some private Spanish lessons for all of next week ...

Crespo means frizzy in Spanish, Merida, Venezuela travel blog

Crespo means frizzy in Spanish

A travel blog entry by kiemce

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... few kids deep before they know it, and they haven't even met me yet! The wolf whistle is alive and well in Venezuela. Walking past a construction site takes you back to a time before political correctness went silly. In a stroke of genius, someone ...

Adrenaline Rush!, Merida, Venezuela travel blog

Adrenaline Rush!

A travel blog entry by steveanderson

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... dinner... The next morning we tracked down a jeep to take us on a breathtaking cliff side hugging 4 hour trip back to Merida! During the following days we went paragliding from Las Gonzales a breathtaking 850 mtre 40 minutes flight down from the top, ...

Our expectations for this trip, Merida, Venezuela travel blog

Our expectations for this trip

A travel blog entry by ieeworldvoyage

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6 months ago, on New Year's eve, we sat down, the 6 of us, and each told the others what our expectations and fears were about this year off together. Here is the summary: Fabyan (16): I want to see the world to learn and see new and old things, have ...

So long Merry Merida, Merida, Venezuela travel blog

So long Merry Merida

A travel blog entry by kiemce

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... in the same breath. Still reeling from the 13 past tenses found in the Spanish language, I offer a summary... A lot of people write Venezuela off, but it does have a lot to offer. Honestly? Most of the good stuff is natural beauty, and it's slowly ...

Ice Cream!, Merida, Venezuela travel blog

Ice Cream!

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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... of swimming and another reasonably long drive, we finally arrived in our next destination -- MeridaMerida is probably the most hyped town in Venezuela, if such a thing is possible.  If you´re going to go to Venezuela, it seems ...

GEM IN THE ANDES, Merida, Venezuela travel blog

GEM IN THE ANDES

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... that carried us away in their stacked hills climbing thousands of feet into the sky. A college town in girl-dominated Venezuela, Merida and its streets were an over-booked convention of pretty, long-haired Venezolanas in tight pants. I was like ...

The Andes, Merida, Venezuela travel blog

The Andes

A travel blog entry by kyppers

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Sorry for the delay, but I´ve been quite drunk! I arrived in Merida yesterday after a 15 hour bus journey from Maracay. Had my sleeping bag out ready for the night bus only for the air conditioning to be broken! Slept 13 hours last night.........in a ...

Jeep-taxi-plane-smaller plane-taxi, Merida, Venezuela travel blog

Jeep-taxi-plane-smaller plane-taxi

A travel blog entry by mnm

... Off to the Venezuelan Andes. Mostly smooth travelling, despite the thermals rising up the mountains causing a somewhat bumpy approach to Merida (no prizes for guessing who was really enjoying this part!). The tiny airport, in the middle of the town, ...

The joys of paragliding, Merida, Venezuela travel blog

The joys of paragliding

A travel blog entry by kyppers

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Just a quick update about what´s happening up here in the mountains. A load of us went paragliding on the 30th, a good buzz especially up in the Andes. Anyway we all landed safely apart from a Brit from Bristol who ended up flying into a mountain ...

trout - trucha - Forelle, San José, Venezuela travel blog

trout - trucha - Forelle

A travel blog entry by riege

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... from Berne, and the place is really nice, little touches and really paying attention to details. At first we visited the market in Merida which is situated a bit outside the city and in a three-storey building. Once you have seen a few stalls you have ...

Don Bosco, Merida, Venezuela travel blog

Don Bosco

A travel blog entry by woodluck

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Hey Vil proeve at fortaelle lidt om Don Bosco, det boernehjem/drengehjem, som jeg arbejder paa. Det er for drenge mellem 7 og 18 aar. Nogle af dem har en familie (fattig) og bor paa hjemmet en del af ugen, mens andre er foraeldreloese. De boern som ...

Sidste tid i Merida, Merida, Venezuela travel blog

Sidste tid i Merida

A travel blog entry by woodluck

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... og alle boernene var bare saa dejlige. Onsdag dag var vi paa tur med Eddy. Han koerte rundt og viste os forskellige sevaerdigheder i Merida, og han tog os med op til 2 forskellige bjergbyer. Om aftenen tog vi saa natbussen tilbage til Chichi. Det var ...

A perfect mountain town, Los Nevados, Venezuela travel blog

A perfect mountain town

A travel blog entry by nancydeb

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... blankets. After breakfast the next morning the jeep driver came by, and we began the long and very bumpy trip back to Merida. I impressed Mark by managing to sleep through some of the trip, holding my head upright despite the bouncing. I am ...

Afsked og tur til Merida, Merida, Venezuela travel blog

Afsked og tur til Merida

A travel blog entry by woodluck

... , da hun tog direkte fra isla Magarita til Caracas for at tage videre hjem til DK. Onsdag den 12 april: Den vaerste dag i Venezuela. Vaagnede kl 2 fordi guiderne og nogle gaester, som ikke er med i vores gruppe holdt fest med hoej musik. Laa derefter ...

Adventures in Merida, Merida, Venezuela travel blog

Adventures in Merida

A travel blog entry by snsgowest

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From Caracas we moved onto Merida, which is a small town quite high up in the mountains and is a very beautiful place. The main aim of going there was to do some adventure sports such as paragliding and trekking etc. We caught a bus from Caracas, ...

Paragliding over the Andes!, Merida, Venezuela travel blog

Paragliding over the Andes!

A travel blog entry by salsatiff

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... Soy un pajaro!!! I AM A BIRD!!! What an unreal experience I had yesterday... Paragliding over the Andes of Venezuela! Volar en parapente... its called! It was exhilarating, amazing, beautiful, wonderful, incredible... every positive word imaginable! ...

Pestering police & political protest, Merida, Venezuela travel blog

Pestering police & political protest

A travel blog entry by holident

... in South America. The whole complex was very modern & a world away from the rundown domestic houses present in Venezuela. Venezuela evidently has one of the largest divisions between the rich & the poor. Still having not mastered communicational ...

33hr Bus Ride to Merida !!, Merida, Venezuela travel blog

33hr Bus Ride to Merida !!

A travel blog entry by mikemel

Long! ...

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