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Alan joined us on the journey from Los Llanos to Merida. It was great to see the Andes again, I had forgotten how long we had been out in the pasture lands.
We had a bush camp up the mountains in a disused quarry Alan knew. The road up was terrible; overgrown, shear cliffs, very narrow and awful road surface. All made better by the worried comments, "we're all going to die", from the rest of the passengers.
We took a walk with Alan here to try and catch butterflies ...
... my ordering method currently consists of finger pointing, I try everything and look it up later - it is working just fine!
3. NEVER STOP ASKING (in Spanish). The people of Mérida are generally very friendly and helpful with directions, bus routes, menu or language questions. Also, the Venezuelan students I go to school with want to learn English as much as we want to learn Spanish, so ...
Distances in this region are vast; the heights dizzying and climate changes, sudden and extreme. At seven am, Ramon picks Sabrina (the Dutch girl of Surinamese heritage in the Posada) and I up in his saloon Chevrolet and we hit the road with the promise of a hiking trip. Escaping the city is not easy in early traffic. Smoke and petrol fumes pervade the air; some of the beat-up old jallopies on the road in Venezuela look like they should be on ...
... br> -scuba dive
-not having a car
-don’t like family disputes, may need solo times sometimes
-language for Peggy (need to speak in English when planning)
-see the World
-get along with my girlfriend, which means some solo time
Goals (Note: these may change after more thought)
... and it would seem that he is maybe semi-deserving of some credit for that alone.
Third, the amazing wildlife and biodiversity that permeates throughout the country. The Amazon and Los Llanos are teeming with anacondas, piranhas, crocodiles and innumerous bird species. I didn’t make it to either unfortunately, but the reputation is fantastic. There are tropical beaches and islands galore, and even a mini Sahara desert, also none of which I got a chance to see, but ...