Hotel La Parada
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... corruption and totally distorted ideological beliefs that even as an outsider with very little knowledge,it makes your blood boil to see such wanton waste and destruction of human evolvement.
They have become the laughing stock of the continent and many South American Governments have tried to distance themselves from Venezuela and believe me this is unusual as the South Americans despite their differences,tend to stick together on foreign policy but Chavez and ...
... 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 ...
... Venezuelans. The plane was about 15% full of them and 1% full of Richy, I was preparing myself for the second most dangerous city in the world (or first depending on what year it is, I was hoping this year it wouldnīt be the first!) We were scheduled to arrive at 11pm which was unfortunate after the advice that everyone had been drumming into me.
Ļdonīt go out on the streets after dark!Ļ
Itīs getīs dark at 6:30pm here and Iīd heard all ...
... moment, we had no idea what we were meant to do, so we just bowed our heads and tried to act as respectfully as possible while having our picture taken next to his tomb (as the locals did). After that we went through these rooms which had photo boards and the tour guide said something about how good chaves was then chanted something and everyone else followed, it was like my first reaction to going to church, these people were loopy. Any ...
... flare. The focus appeared to be on quantity, not quality so $80 lighter and still starving after pushing food around for half an hour, we retreated to the room and waited for the inevitable cramps.
An annoying habit that started in Caracas and lasted well into the first month of our travels was missing out hearing the "cien" at the beginning of "cientocinquenta" (one hundred and fifty) and "cientosetenta" (one hundred and seventy). ...