Hotel El Teleferico
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... 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.
... over at the start of our hike seemed to take the air out of our sails; and the steeper parts of the trail had my chest burning. It was a crisp, clear morning for it though, probably 15 degrees and rising to 20ish by midday, which is warm at 3300m.
The scenery was stunning, an eagle fought off a smaller bird of prey ...
... upon roadworks; overnight rains frequently cause the brittle mountain-sides to landslide across the roads in this region. Twenty minutes later we're off again.
Rising further into the Andes we encounter several small towns. Ramon tells us they were the original Andean Indian villages; what would possess people to live so high in the mountains? We pass 3000m and over on the other side of the valley we notice that a Chaverito ...
... possibly a dog who no longer loves me!
-leaving my family for one year
-me time: being a very independent person, time to myself is important
-not feeling rushed through days: since we do have a year, it would be nice to just have days with no plans! Go with the flow days.
-Would love to see New Zealand
-see new places
-experience different ...
... who is a god there (as well as in Colombia, but Venezuelan edges it out slightly) as every city has a Parque Central with a statue of him in the center. He is generally credited as the liberator of South America from the Spanish, while the majority of his conquests were in Venezuela. The currency is referred to as Bolivares, and Chavez has gone to great lengths to promote Bolivar as an icon through his left-wing writing and speeches as a basis for his own political movement. ...