Travel Blogs from Merida
... photos as the sun was setting & a 2 minute video of the flight (will be uploaded in due course).
Lowering further & further I was briefed on the landing procedure: stand up & start running a metre from the ground. Not exactly how it went... The pilot landed us just short of the runway so I fell back into my seat, onto the ground, & got stuck. After a massive heave out of my seat we began packing away the gear, with the help of two local boys.
... for a start, not where low-waged people live. There are a lot of ways in which Mérida has only a taste of the reforms that make a big difference elsewhere and give the Chavez government its solid majority national support. At the 2012 elections, 6m for Chavezīs party, 6m for the opposition alliance, and 1.3m for smaller parties supporting Chavezīs direction.
We pass Mision Ribas - adult education free for all who didnīt finish secondary education.
... red shots to 'settle our tummy', I necked it and it felt like molten lava going down!! we then drove up 1000 metres up a mountain and hung around at the top for another hour waiting to take off. The view from up there was amazing and it was a beautiful view. We then took off in time to watch the sunset behind the Andes mountain. It was a stunning trip, we were in the air for about 40 minutes, just as we were going to land, my pilot ...
... to store in infinite
ant caverns & nourish among the fungus formed
tiny crimson roots twist around larger roots twisting
around thicker branches spriraling around
larger trunks of trees, disneyesque the organic
biospheric plumbing in the world
& a black butterfly w/ red striped wings flutters
without a sound
through the billions of green leaves quivering moist in
the patchy sunlight
... doctor and we were seen right away. Tash was put on to an IV drip as she had low blood pressure and both our blood was taken (Jamesīmethod was being stabbed in the finger with an unusual-looking instrument, and as he let out a scream so did the nurse!). We found out we had a virul infection and were given rehydration salts, paracetamol and a drug for vomiting (all for free!). By the next day we had pretty much recovered and awoke feeling relieved that we could finally leave for ...