Hotel Glorias Patrias
Travel Blogs from Merida
... dimension. We went horse riding, caught caimans, a 3m long anaconda and I even spotted an ant eater. Apart from the wildlife watching I helped their 13 year old daughter with her English homework and was happy that I did not grow up in a village like this were life is so different and the main topics of discussion are the weekly cockfights. After another 1.5 hours on the back of Ramon´s pick up, I travelled all the way back to Merida again to prepare for the next ...
We rose early to take a 'spin' to 3000m; the starting point of our hike in La Culata National Park. The trail rises to 4680m but we were gonna see how far we could get in our 8 hour window.
Perhaps if the fitness levels were higher we could've managed more than 3800m but the going was tough and the air thin. Even the wall ...
Distances in this region are vast; the heights dizzying and climate changes, sudden and extreme. At seven am, Ramon picks Sabrina (the Dutch girl of Surinamese heritage in the Posada) and I up in his saloon Chevrolet and we hit the road with the promise of a hiking trip. Escaping the city is not easy in early traffic. Smoke and petrol fumes pervade the air; some of the beat-up old jallopies on the road in Venezuela look like they should be on ...
... 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)
... get one inkling of negativity when I told them I was an American. They were more happy to hear that I gave their country a chance and didn’t care one way or another about American politics. If you get into baseball talk with these folks though-- you better not have much to do for about 20 minutes, as every person I spoke with was passionate about their players (many of whom are major leaguers) and their teams. I love baseball, so that was alright with me.