Hotel Glorias Patrias
Travel Blogs from Merida
... tons of raptors – several varieties of hawks, eagles, vultures.
Took a different route back to Merida, this time through coffee plantations, to a coffee hacienda (unfortunately closed so no samples!).
Also went to a sugar cane processing place – very rustic – had to fight the wasps for a sample – really well caramelised into panela, blocks of raw sugar. Process ...
... and mountains, just as impressive on the way down. The ever-present Chavez, rust-coloured cattle on the side of the road, speed-bumps, Indian farm-hands leaning on rusty trucks and picking their noses in their straw hats, trees with soft, draping fronds umbrella the roads and I realise something - I'm in Venezuela.
More photos can be found on:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomascolli nsphotography/sets/72157631771111965/ ...
... br> -that we come out worse than when we came in (as a family)
-too many dirty surroundings and not so great times
-to be disappointed
-to run out of money too quickly
-dive in a real diving paradise
-camp in beautiful surroundings
-canoe in calm lake with beautiful scenery around it
-horse back ride in an African safari park
-stay in a beautiful lodge overlooking a water hole filled with ...
... what I saw.
I met up with my friend Bing in Bogota who I’d met previously in Guatemala. We were filled with trepidation on heading to Venezuela as we hadn’t met many people who had been there previously, but the word was to bring dollars to the country as we would get double the exchange rate. The idea of bringing a load of cash to a notoriously dangerous, anti-American country is dicey one--but you gotta do what you gotta do. We had quite a journey ahead of us as ...
... 959; για τη Μέριδα. Δεν μπορού 63;α να βρω ένα λεωφορ 49;ίο για Μέριδα μιας και όλα τα λεωφορ 49;ία ήταν ...