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> -scuba dive
-not having a car
-don’t like family disputes, may need solo times sometimes
-language for Peggy (need to speak in English when planning)
-see the World
-get along with my girlfriend, which means some solo time
Goals (Note: these may change after more thought)
... 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 ...