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Travel Blogs from Merida
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 ...
... been extremely helpful. Lastly, I have learned that I will learn far more talking with the locals asking for directions, restaurants, etc. than I will ever learn in the classroom - the hardest part is putting yourself out there to make the mistakes and learn from them.
I have a lot more to share and I hope to be able to write 1-2 times per week during my time here!
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 ...
... lived in the times of sharks!!
Memories are one of the things that are the most important for me. When I look back into my past, I see the things that were most important to me. Either it was an ordinary day that I remember being with my family or friends, or remembering riding an elephant or jumping in cold water.
Places I want to go to: tell you guys the truth: I want to go everywhere, even to places I have already been or ...
... great things about as well. What I did see though which was great, was the highest waterfall in the world, falling from a tepui which is a flat topped sort of mountain. The tepui’s are all the way to the waterfall, and are pretty spectacular.
Fourth, the people and baseball. Venezuelans were probably the some of the funniest and kindest people I’d ever met. No one was to busy to shoot the breeze for a few minutes and what was the most refreshing was I ...