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Travel Blogs from Maracaibo
... her part of the trip with us and is heading off to cycle around Cuba. It won't be the same without her. We arrived to our last destination in Venezuela - Santa Apolonia, not too late and I was all set to camp as I didn't really fancy sharing a room with 4 other people, but then chaos broke out. Pat unexpectedly announced that he was quitting and he would drive us across the border into Colombia tomorrow but after that he was leaving. Tallys- pleased to report they are all ...
... and the 13 Euros the ticket did cost me, I still would have been able to change it after for a fee of 2 Euros. In Maracaibo I took a cab to the bus station and expected to easily hob on the bus to Paraguachon or Maicao. Despite the foreign ministry´s warnings not to cross into Colombia from Venezuela by land as there have been robberies and kidnappings, this was my route. Since international flights were very expensive and the warnings of ...
... this much cheese in a long time. It comes with everything. YouŽll have the option for a slab of white cheese on top of just about everything but that "everything" would normally be meat. They love their meat and lots of it usually you find a platano close by. I didnŽt see a salad or vegetables in my whole time there. Needless to say, I porked up a bit. All the better really because I would need that extra energy for the next part of our trip.
... in my life.. haha.. we FINALLY got to Maracaibo around 10:30pm or so... over 7 hours instead of the 3.5 or 4 hours people say it takes.
Then.... I took a taxi which left me at the wrong place, and had to take another one that finally left me at my friend Luis's house... and here I am! :)
longest travel day eeeever... pretty physically, mentally, and emotionally draining.
... in Maracaibo. The central marketplace is interesting, but the weather was just too hot and unbearable to be spending much time outside. Wife has posted a long dramatic account of our overland journey, so I will not labor on. Even the one local that we spoke to here did not have good things to say about Maracaibo. He said that Caracas(!!!) was safe compared to Maracaibo.
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center