Hotel La Parada
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... WiFi to get on the internet and find airfare to....where? I thought about booking something to Mom's in Virginia but quickly realized that I would not be able to fly into the US without an outbound ticket either so I just booked it to go to Toronto on March 25th. Another expense I didn't need at this time, especially when I don't have any income! Anyway, the necessary task completed, I returned to the check-in desk. I had packed my carry on with the necessities ...
... I was on my own and the lone traveler in these types of countries, stand out from the crowd and extra precaution is required.
In preparation,I had been reading countless articles on the situation in Venezuela and the more I read,the more worried I was becoming,until eventually I had to stop reading the negatives and try and find some positives.I took solace in the fact that despite these problems there is a fairly large expat community living in Venezuela,mainly ...
... men with assault rifles. On both sides of the road they stood directing traffic. The rifles on their shoulders appeared to be overkill but were a reminder of the current political climate.
When I checked into the hotel I had been in my room or longer than 5 minutes before there was a knock on the door. Terry, the tour leader met me with a beaming smile and sturdy handshake. He told me that he and 3 other Trekkers who had already arrived were having breakfast ...
... in that situation. I feel bad making someone wait while I park the car but it really is the only way here, that's the sad reality. With all this on my mind I sat back and tried to get some sleep.
Being a man I was playing that game that all men know how to play; what would I do if, such and such, happens. Such and such being a very unlikely scenario and usually a violent one. So I imagined the scenario, what if our driver is hit over ...
... the cowboys play traditional Venezuelan cowboy music. Jesus Contreras, the 8 year old son of one of the Venezuelan couples, is a singer of this type of music. He's even sung for Chavez and the Vice-President. In fact his holiday on this ranch was a present from Chavez. After dinner each night, when Jesus and his Father took to the floor, the Russians and the other Venezuelan guests had long scooted off to bed, it was just me, Jesus' Mum and the guide in the ...