Travel Blogs from Merida
This town was close to Tucacas, but on the other side of the 'national park' What national park?
The town was packed with holiday goers and prices went on the rise. Boats to the islands were jacked up to ridiculous prices which we could not afford well money we dont want to spend going to an island with 10000 other Venezuelans.
The diving …
... a big moth, the size of my hand. Strangely the moth was happy to stay, as long as it had gentle pressure, no squirming etc.
Another stop was at the village Mucuchies, where Bolivar had stopped on his campaigns. The villagers gave him one of their dogs. Bolivar said he would not be able to care for the dog while fighting, so a young boy went with him to care for the dog. Unfortunately the dog and boy both died in the last of the battles to drive the Spanish out.
... appeared in front of my eyes - so cool. A metre from the bottom the rope ran out so I had to swing into the cave below to release myself.
We then found a long rock slide & propelled into the pool below.
Canyoning finished we hiked a short while down a concrete path, past a natural pool where locals were socialising & washing clothes, back to our start point.
Taking our wetsuits & clothes off, we washed them out before letting them dry ...
While we were in the zoo we could hear loud bangs going off. The animals dinīt seem to mind too much. When we left we walked straight into a small town feista.
The feista was in celebration of San Benito - many of the locals had blacked faces and were dressed in red and yellow.
The bangs were from ...
... the weather, with sunny mornings but clouds quickly obscuring the mountains further drove us in that direction. In terms of tours, there were two different ones we were considering. A first option was a 4-day safari visit to los Llanos, the famous grassland area, rich in wildlife. The other option was a 2 or 3-day tour to Maracaibo lake to watch the Catatumbo lightning, a freakish phenomenon with almost daily lightning storms caused by the unique atmospheric conditions over ...