Travel Blogs from Merida
All the petrol stations near the border have either sold out or have massive queues as everyone comes over from Columbia to fill up/smuggle in petrol – Venezuela has so much it sells it for .07 cents a litre – we put 50+ litres in the tank and it cost 1/8 of a US$!
On the way back to Puerto Concha, saw 2 lots of dolphins and howler monkeys, plus a huge number of other ...
... 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 ...
... previous. We grab a coffee and some pastries to warm the cockles and go to explore the lake and countryside; not for long though, Spanish lessons beckon. We linger long enough to take some photos and learn about the most common plant at this altitude; one that takes 400 years to reach maturity!
The hours it takes to return to Merida slip away, a pristine sandstone castle is cause for pause and coffee; the panorama of ...
... Coast (Namibia)
-All go diving together off the Coast of Queensland (Australia)
-enjoy life and my family
-travel and see new things
-not get stressed
-we stay together and work things out
-we are careful with money
-Fab has some time to do his homework (and get ready for Gr 12)
-we are committed and don’t pull back at last minute
... 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. ...