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"Origin of your underpants: Ireland".
"Contents of you bowel: Barely edible plane "food""
"Capital of originating country: Cork, like"
More waiting for bags but my little companion is true to her word and awaits, translates and escorts me through border, customs and awaiting grifters to my hotel transport. Fare thee well Blanca, we shall never see each other again.
The blacked out windows of a GM van-bus zip us out of the airport. Forest ...
The day was book-ended with football, seeing David James (the ex Liverpool and England goalkeeper) wandering by in Terminal 5, Heathrow at around 4am and then after 17hrs of transit I was greeted by Andy C with "do you fancy a game of football, I normally play every Thursday night", and so I duly accepted (much to Mary's dismay) and proceeded to struggle through 2hrs of 5-a-side football.
Slept well that night. ...
... origins of the culture and people.
Next food stop was for 'golfeadoas' (http://southamericanfood.about.com/od/ breads/r/Gofeados-Venezuelan-Sweet-Roll s-Recipe-For-Golfeados.htm), looks a bit like a cinnamon bun but is made from not cinammon but sugar cane molasses, delicious I asked for the recommended one, guess what it was with white cheese oh why not. Whilst we were eating we were discussing these foods were good cures for hangovers ...
... still had a horrible reputation and we knew we had to be careful about which area we stayed in. As such, I had a family friend who lived there that I tried to contact to see if he could be of assistance. Unfortunately, I was on skype on my iTouch with spotty reception and Bruno, our contact, was teaching a class. He told us to call him later, which wouldn't be possible since we would be on a bus, but we agreed to call him as soon as we arrived in Caracas.
... back to England. It was going to be a lot more expensive in Brazil, so we were penny pinching.
We had a walk around Plaza Bolivar - a celebration of Simon Bolivar. A great man who liberated many countries in the northern parts of South America. It was 200 years since Venezuela became independent....so it was celebrating that also. There was a lovely cathedral and San Fransisco Church was near by........this is where Simon Bolivar funeral took place and where his body ...
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