Travel Blogs from Porlamar, Venezuela

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Doing nothing, Porlamar, Venezuela travel blog

Doing nothing

A travel blog entry by riege

I did not want to travel around during the festive season and had booked a hotel on Isla de Margarita. It was great to be able to empty my bag completely, sorting out the things and getting rid of what was not needed. I did a lot of reading, swimming in ...

Dirty, Dirty Island but great hot dogs!, Porlamar, Venezuela travel blog

Dirty, Dirty Island but great hot dogs!

A travel blog entry by elliotandcarla

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... we've every had to the cheapest pallela we've ever had! (Burgers will be dealt with in a later entry). The beer in Venezuela isn't necessarily the best but it is offically the cheapest. It's roughly 11p for a bottle and it's always served ice cold! So ...

Ehm ta plaz, Porlamar, Venezuela travel blog

Ehm ta plaz

A travel blog entry by koutinka

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Ehm ... videla jsem plaz...na prvni pohled uplne normalni plaz, zadny prirodni skvost ale ujde to, da se tam lezet, neotravujou stovky plazovejch prodavacu (jen desitky, coz je tak akorat, aby se ke cloveku vcas dostalo, co potrebuje) ...takze ...

Isla Margharita, Porlamar, Venezuela travel blog

Isla Margharita

A travel blog entry by koutinka

Tak jsem se dostala na Isla Margharitu, dokonce i hotel se nasel. Vlastni ho Nemec, kterej je asi tak ochotnej jako Venezuelci, takze vaham jestli je to jeho puvodem nebo se jen vyborne aklimatizoval...mohlo by to bejt oboje, ale vysledkem zase neni ...

Letzter Tag auf der Insel..., Porlamar, Venezuela travel blog

Letzter Tag auf der Insel...

A travel blog entry by vera_und_alex

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Nun sind auch die letzten fuenf Wochen im Paradies vorbei und wir machen uns auf den Heimweg... Wir haben ein super Jahr hinter uns! Es ist schon unglaublich, was man auf so einer Reise alles erlebt, an welchen ungeplanten Orten man landet und aus was ...

Isla Margarita, Porlamar, Venezuela travel blog

Isla Margarita

A travel blog entry by vera_und_alex

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... uns einen super Kurs und so sind auch ploetzlich alle Preise um 1/3 billiger. Das macht unser Paradies perfekt :-) Hoffentlich erwischen uns die Bullen nicht dabei...Fuer das Geldwechseln auf dem Schwarzmarkt gibt es in Venezuela naemlich 7 Jahre Knast! ...

The Brothel, Porlamar, Isla Margarita, Venezuela travel blog

The Brothel

A travel blog entry by andy_and_lea

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... Maracay station, refuelled with cash and onward bus tickets to Puerto La Cruz (where we planned to catch a ferry to Isla Margarita - Venezuela's largest Island), we met Alfonso, a 21 year old Venezuelan/Swiss with a fondness for Cradle of Filth (no I ...

Roughing it in Isla Margarita, Playa del agua, Venezuela travel blog

Roughing it in Isla Margarita

A travel blog entry by andy_and_lea

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Upon leaving the hotel and strapping on our backpacks once again Lea decided that we should walk the few blocks down the main street to the bus terminal so that we could find transport to Playa El Agua which we had heard was the main tourist beach on the ...

Half Mast in Isla Margarita, Porlamar, Venezuela travel blog

Half Mast in Isla Margarita

A travel blog entry by spanishstroll

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Traveling by sailboat we have visited 20 countries. 19 have been great. Isla Marguerita is a nightmare.  Yesterday morning, our 3rd day here, the out board motor and oars were stolen from our dingy leaving us stranded. We were told by other cruisers ...

The Photoshoot, Playa de Agua, Isla Margarita, Venezuela travel blog

The Photoshoot

A travel blog entry by andy_and_lea

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... guys who would also be on our tour we headed to Asuncion, Isla Margarita´s capital and home to the second oldest cathedral in Venezuela. Bypassing the Cathedral our first stop was Castillo de Santa Rosa, a now derelict fort set on top of a hill offering ...

Venezuela, Porlamar, Venezuela travel blog

Venezuela

A travel blog entry by rafagar

Porlamar ...

Chavez, Uribe, Drugs Trade & the FARC, Porlamar, Venezuela travel blog

Chavez, Uribe, Drugs Trade & the FARC

A travel blog entry by sheenasumaria

Felipe, the father of the family I am living with is originally from Eastern Colombia, a region severely affected by the drugs war going on in the country. I had an interesting conversation with him a few nights ago, after watching CNN, which severely ...

Weekend - Small Villages and Argentinian Film, Porlamar, Venezuela travel blog

Weekend - Small Villages and Argentinian Film

A travel blog entry by sheenasumaria

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... and the USA. I read an article recently accusing the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) of actually supporting drug trafficking in Venezuela, and forming cartels of its own. Venezuela stopped cooperating with them because the USA were using the DEA as a ...

Doing nothing and doing it pretty well, Playa de Agua, Isla Margarita, Venezuela travel blog

Doing nothing and doing it pretty well

A travel blog entry by andy_and_lea

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... the idea of another day on this idyllic island was particularly painful for me but it was time to move on and see a bit more of Venezuela before heading on over to Chile. Plus I had finished reading my book and it was time to head to a hostel where I ...

Cuba and Venezuela - old and new revolutions, Porlamar, Venezuela travel blog

Cuba and Venezuela - old and new revolutions

A travel blog entry by sheenasumaria

... the façade of democracy by secret pacts. What Chavez proposes through his 21st Century Socialism, theoretically could help Venezuela achieve a more egalitarian and productive society moving away its historic dependency on oil. However, he needs to ...

Venezuela´s conundrum: how to serve the poor?, Porlamar, Venezuela travel blog

Venezuela´s conundrum: how to serve the poor?

A travel blog entry by sheenasumaria

... rather than goods (which is probably less useful in meeting the real needs of the less well-off). However, it means that Venezuela for the time being will continue being an importing and consumer society rather than a productive one on the micro-level. ...

Arrival in Margarita Island..., Porlamar, Venezuela travel blog

Arrival in Margarita Island...

A travel blog entry by sheenasumaria

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... www.fundefir.org.ve) He has an apartment in Playa El Angel, part of the urban complex sprawl between Pampatar and Porlamar. A modern apartment block, complete with AC and a swimming pool....he was able to buy this apartment thanks to a social housing ...

Credit access for the poor - initial thoughts, Porlamar, Venezuela travel blog

Credit access for the poor - initial thoughts

A travel blog entry by sheenasumaria

... Fundefir their monthly transactions....   The benefits There are so many great things about this model, especially in Venezuela, where the majority of the population have no access to credit! Additionally, there is no current culture of ...

Micro solutions to macro-poverty?, Porlamar, Venezuela travel blog

Micro solutions to macro-poverty?

A travel blog entry by sheenasumaria

One of my tasks at the NGO, is to look at how it can provide services to increase employment for the poor. Specifically, I am researching possibilities of creating "micro-franchises". These are sound and easily replicable business models (based on the ...

Today it´s raining in Margarita, Porlamar, Venezuela travel blog

Today it´s raining in Margarita

A travel blog entry by sheenasumaria

... state provided free cinema. As part of their objective to increase cultural awareness, they have built these local cinemas all around Venezuela, and show documentaries on Venezuela and Latin America and independent films. Last week, I went along to one ...

Leaving Margarita, Porlamar, Venezuela travel blog

Leaving Margarita

A travel blog entry by sheenasumaria

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... the morning looking for a newspaper to see what exactly had gone on with the embargo Exon Mobil had placed on Venezuela. It is absolutely crazy how a powerful company can try and bully a democratically elected government over nationalising its own ...

The Islands of the Margaritas?, Porlamar, Venezuela travel blog

The Islands of the Margaritas?

A travel blog entry by thrudur

After Canaima National Park and Angel Falls, I was headed to the famous Isla de Margarita, an island in northern Venezuela, in the Caribbean Ocean. I got there with a ferry from Puerto La Cruz, which was just about the most classy ferry I've ever stepped ...

Margarita Island, Porlamar, Venezuela travel blog

Margarita Island

A travel blog entry by phileus_fogg

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... Catagena I headed out to what would be the longest day of the trip as I would spend 41 hours traveling to Margarita Island, Venezuela. Well if that doesn´t sound bad enough on the 24 hour bus ride from Cartagena to Caracas I was subjected to watching all ...

Venezuela, Isla Margarita, Porlamar, Venezuela travel blog

Venezuela

A travel blog entry by jean.rib

nice ...

Isla de Margarita - Venezuela, Porlamar, Venezuela travel blog

Isla de Margarita - Venezuela

A travel blog entry by frenchies

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... super nice guy in the bus (5 hours of transportation... we had time to meet people!). He's from Iceland but has been living in Venezuela for 8 years, so he could give us some good advice! From Puerto la Cruz, we took a boat to a small remote beach ...

Porlamar, Porlamar, Venezuela travel blog

Porlamar

A travel blog entry by ggonzalezm

Porlamar ...

Slikking av sol og bruk opp de siste pengene, Porlamar, Isla Margarita, Venezuela travel blog

Slikking av sol og bruk opp de siste pengene

A travel blog entry by ole.dolven

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I og med at det var tydelig at skjebnen ikke ville ha oss ut til noen karibisk oystat, faar vi ta til takke med en venezuelansk en. Velkommen til Isla Margarita, Venezuelas svar paa "Syden"! Som i gode gamle syden finner man her hummerfargede europeere, ...

Isla Margarita 1996, Porlamar, Venezuela travel blog

Isla Margarita 1996

A travel blog entry by stine.tholund

Isla Margarita ...

Jun 02, 2013, Isla Margarita, Venezuela travel blog

Jun 02, 2013

A travel blog entry by anthony.travel.

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gasolina, Porlamar, Venezuela travel blog

gasolina

A travel blog entry by domhnall

... missed the night show of mamma mia put on by the animators. cabron! saturday = shopping day. took the shuttle to sambil in porlamar for some of their *famous* duty free shopping... only to find nothing special, no deals, and prices worse than boxing day ...

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