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... we stranded in the middle of the desert. While the taxi driver was laying under the car, we had to seek shadow next to cactuses under the few dry trees which were left in the no man´s land. After one hour we continued and finally made it over the border in a car which would not pass any security requirements in the western world. After crossing into Colombia, another military and police check, the traffic control checked the car and our ...
... that I´d never seen before. We bought some so I could try them. They had all strange names, I had already tried nispero which was a very soft fruit unlike anything I could compare it to. Guanabana which was similar in texture to nisparo but almost citrus in taste but banana-like in texture, the closest thing I could relate it to would be a custard apple. The list goes on. We stopped at some lights and bought some bananas. I didn´t want to ...
... continued...and then the never-ending speedbumps and police check points. The speedbumps are so big, Camilo had to try his best to cross them with the best leverage he has with both feet pressing against the asphalt. We followed the beat-up cars in the caravan of madness all the way to Maracaibo. A sight that soon became the norm, but at first resembled a grand prix of junkyard cars, swirving from left to right to avoid the ...
... over to conduct searches. Our bus got pulled over about an hour after the border. The bus attendant than proceeded to collect 10 pesos off all of the passengers which we later found out was used to pay the Police off so that we didn't have to take all of our bags off the bus and have them searched (aka hours added onto our trip). Best money I think we have ever spent ...
... We had also been told about the strange currency system in Venezuala at the moment, it has recently been changed by Chavez to ´Bolivar fuerte´from the old notes of ´Bolivars´. But there is a really big problem with currency in that the new notes are now being used, but there are two rates of exchange, one at the better and older rates of exchange of Bolivars (which you can only get from borders and people in the street), and one at the new and worse rate of exchange of ...