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... as there is little waste – the squeezed out canes are left to dry out in the sun and they are the fuel to heat the vats of cane juice.
Lunched on pollo al brasso (spit roast chicken) by a mineral rich lake. Got stopped at a checkpoint and had our passports checked – the camelo, the camel coloured 4WD, is the same make and colour as the civil guards use so they were suspicious of it - a lot of ...
... cascading over it. The instruction for this one was to move as fast as possible down it. With my back to the rock I powered down into the depths of the waterfall & got stuck. It was a blessing to see a welcoming hand from Wayne to drag me out.
Throughout the journey downwards we trekked in & out of the jungle either side, as the rocks & water became too difficult to navigate around. This involved climbing down a short rockface, rather similar to a ...
I'm late; hate being late... In Venezuela (and probably the rest of Latin America) being late is customary; people, flights, buses, shop assistants and bar staff all seem to carry on with a cavalier disregard for whoever is on the other side of the transaction. It's quite charming actually and something that must be accepted; acquiring your own nonchalance is probably the best defence. Not today though, I'm missing the match!
Venezuela v Ecuador; another crucial ...
... br> Getting into Venezuela was rumored to be a different cup of tea altogether, featuring such favorites like extensive bag searches, strip searches, and bribing officials. You can imagine our surprise when we found out we simply had to walk up to the window where there was no line, fill out a short entry form and voila, we were done. Yep, that was it - we were now in Chavezlandia, and posters everywhere were proof.
On the street, we quickly found a por puesto, ...
-keep a journal for my parents
-scuba dive: overcome fear of being under water
-being extremely homesick (although traveling and seeing new things is amazing, after only a short time I find myself dreaming of, and anticipating my bed), our dog Clutch, certain food, talking to my family...etc. In a way, looking forward to being home.
-returning to Kelowna after one year, to "nothing": no home, no job, no ...