Hotel Hospederia San Javier
Travel Blogs from Merida
... Alan does an excellent line in jokes so it was a good chuckle. Once it started getting dark, Alan called us over to look at the beginnings of the Catatumbo lightning (the main focus of the trip). This area of the Maracaibo lake is the place in the world that has most lightning per square km per year, proven by tonnes of research, a lot of which has been done by Alan and his friends. There is not necessarily rain or audible thunder but just intense lightning flashes. At its ...
... When it arrived I thought they had given me the wrong dish, 2 massive chicken legs, literally half a chicken! Needless to say I didn't eat it all, but what I had was nice & succulent.
Extremely full I headed back to the hostel for a shower. Unfortunately the shower was broken so no hot, or even warm, water; was literally freezing cold! Unbearable, I got out & continued to wash my hair & body in the sink. Went to bed early, ready for my big day ...
... skyping, looked at the ticker again... "El Vigia - closed"!!!! What seems to have happened is that they posted that it was delayed and then changed their minds - welcome to Venezuela!
HOLY ****! Panic-stations! Flight was gone, with my luggage! In an airport, with no English-speakers. Spent the next hour trying to communicate with airline staff about the scenario...
Luckily for me, there was another flight at 2pm, which they put me on (free of charge, by the ...
Although I brought neither this book nor my journal, I found a poem that is somewhat fitting, in retrospect.
dripping in the morning
wild orchids banana flowers
thick vines drape los palos del sol & great white cedar,
Others w/ five foot green elephant ears flopping,
hundreds of butterflies, orange caterpillars, blue
mosquitos, pink mushrooms,
& industrious leaf cutting ants commuting w/ hunks ...
... 959;σφ 45;ιρικό φαινόμ 49;νο στην Βενεζο 65;έλα. Συμβαί 57;ει μόνο σε μια περιοχ 42; στο σημείο που ο Κατατο ...