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Travel Blogs from Carupano
... other way and very disinclined to help, our strenuous waving etc having been ignored for ages, so as soon as another boat appeared and we tied on, they headed off. Unfortunately, these guys were fishing but let us tie up to attempt repairs. Eventually another boat came, headed in the right direction, and they accompanied us towards port until the temporary repairs failed and we then got a tow. I was very glad to be back on land and ...
... to shop around
Turns out this is Patron Saint’s Day weekend so there has
been a major influx of those keen to party so I rested up in readiness for the
festivities – this was mainly entertainment in the main plaza in the evenings
with some religious San Niguel related activities at the church in Plaza
Headed to the playa and got a late shrimp lunch - not cheap,
but I’m worth it.
At 5 went to check out the ...
... expensive of anywhere else we have been. The people from the Hacienda had come to the beach with us and we were going to have a barbecue, but by the time we got sorted it was gone 7 pm and was pitch black so not that successful. 15th - Had a lazy day sitting by the sea watching the local children playing in the sea and collecting coconuts. 16th - Another lazy morning and a bit of work in the afternoon getting ready to move on ...
... process is to spread the beans out onto a large drying pan to allow the sun to dry then thoroughly, again about a week. This is the main stage they do at the Hacienda since they then sell the dried beans. They do have some they keep to show the next stage which is to lightly toast the dried beans, this removes the fibrous cover, the bean inside is then ground using a pestle and mortar to produce the chocolate paste. This paste is 100% pure chocolate, to make it into ...
... were able to penetrate 1200 metres into the cave, but it is much larger (10.2km). The formations were breathtaking and we enjoyed seeing the crystals, fossils, and cool little fish, insects, crabs and rodents. You were never sure if that splat on your head was water or guano during the 1.5 hr long tour. We are going to camp out there ...