Hotel Gran Balcon

Avenida Paseo de la Feria, Merida, Andes, 5101, Venezuela | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Merida

11. Mérida - the coldest city in Venezuela

A travel blog entry by kesvic2013


... We settled in and unpacked a bit. Then some local children came over with a box of snail shells to sell. Alan is very respected in the village as he does a lot for them (bringing food etc) and so he was able to explain to the kids that they should try to do some crafts rather than sell what were once living creatures. But he said we would come the next day to buy something. We had a few more beers (we were a like-minded group!) and then a delicious parilla (grilled meat) ...

A day of adventure

A travel blog entry by holident


... so the couple offered to drive me back. It was such a surreal experience; without the group in a little Venezuelan village... I never saw or heard from my pilot again.

Finally arriving back I was met by a large group going out to dinner. Starving, I headed out with them. Due to the floods no-one wanted to venture far, so a group of us ended up getting takeaway pizzas & bringing them back to the hostel. After a hot shower I headed to bed having had a fantastic ...

Day 3

A travel blog entry by tomascollins


... black market in currency exchange as it's illegal for Venezulan's to bring foreign currency into the country - a government measure aimed at trying to curb inflation).

Anyways, flew through check-in and security (very relaxed compared to the European and American suspicious man-handling that happens). All I had to do now is wait for my flight. 40 minutes before departure the ticker read "El Vigia 0922 - delayed - 10:20". Grand, I'll get some coffee. Did some surfing ...

Crossing the Border to Venezuela

A travel blog entry by keelaurow


... run by our posada. They had a tour leaving for sure the following day, and their sales pitch had been convincing. So what was the problem then, you ask. Well, there is one little detail I have yet failed to mention.

In our lovely, quiet posada, there was also staying a French family with three young kids (ages 4, 5.5 and 11). Yep, you can scratch that lovely, quiet in the previous sentence. These kids were constantly running around, screaming at the top of their lungs or ...

First week in Merida and Catatumbo Lightning

A travel blog entry by upvoulns


... 950;αχαρο ;πλαστέ&# 953;α-καφε_ 7;εία στα οποία μπορεί 62; να απολαύ 63;εις ζεστό καφέ με υπέροχ 49;ς λιχουδ 53;ές.


This hotel, located on Avenida Paseo de la Feria, Merida, is near Chorros de Milla Zoo, Plaza Bolívar (Merida), Parque Beethoven, and Museum of Science and Technology.
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