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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 ...
... our heads at one stage, the mountains were dry and forbidding looking.
I'm gonna let the pictures do the talking....
Going away party tonight for the 4 leaving the Posada Saturday. Off to Colombia! Should be class!
... 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 ...
... And sixth, which I didn’t necessarily see first hand, is the crime element in Venezuela. This is the most common reason why travelers don’t go there, as Venezuela and its capital, Caracas, are reported to both have among the highest per capita murder rates in the world. From a taxi, I did see a guy on the ground, with a bunch of broken glass around him and a pool of blood coming from what I assume was his head. He might have died for all I know, but that was the ...