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... as tickets have to be bought in
advance and I stupidly didn’t think to buy for the return trip too! This meant
when I was dropped off on the motorway sliproad that doubles as the bus station
in Chaguanas I discovered there would be nowhere to buy a ticket back – the
onward transportation is therefore not as described in the book either – had to
backtrack to the corner, turn right then left to find a route taxi to St Marys
(4tt$) to connect ...
... up with a proper guide. There was quite a collection of discarded
shoes at various points as well as other bits and bobs which occasionally
surface i.e. mastodon skeleton.
One advantage of being there in wet season is being able to
bathe in the sulphurous waters that form in the large crevices or the fresher
waters on the outskirts though these do not have the same supposed health
benefits. You’d expect with all that liquid asphalt that ...
... yawning” down the communal
plumbing and the his groaning/moaning meant I got no sleep whatsoever despite
the earplugs – I was furiously tired by morning and asked to move rooms.
Needed 2 massive cups of very strong coffee just to get me
moving – stupidly I only brought instant thinking there wouldn’t be facilities
in a place like this – not only a coffee maker but also filter papers ...
DAY 9 …… January 26th ……. At Sea
A pleasant day cruising East along the Venezuelan coast ending with an enjoyable cocktail hour mingling with the crew.
DAY 10 …… January 27th ….. Port of Spain, Trinidad
What a great day ……… a reunion with old, old friends …. Janet Scott and June Alexis-Matthew … from our days traveling to Port ...
... us to LA for one night, then across the Pacific, and the International Date line, to Auckland, New Zealand. Closer to Australia than we have been since March.
Tourist Tip: Caroni Swamp Expeditions are operated by Nanan's Bird Sanctuary Tours www.nananecotours.com firstname.lastname@example.org and leave daily at 4pm to about 6pm.
VISA INFO: We were required to pay a visa waiver fee of 62 US dollars each (800 T&T total)