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... rida carnaval. So the campaign against it is animal-friendly, but also in favour of promoting local cultural traditions that have been side-lined, and against the stranglehold of big business. The campaign aims for a referendum on it. Watch this space. Nazareth asked him to design a 2 minute slot that she could propose to her boss in Caracas.
We have a coffee with Dario Araugo, of the national electoral commission. "In this peaceful revolution, our role ...
... lots of troubles keeping up while carrying their share of the weight they carried, and we ended up not walking the route in 40 minutes, but closer to (at least) an hour and a half, in a rapidly darkening night.
We could still see relatively well, since there was a beautiful nearly-full moon that was extremely bright and I kept finding myself in awe of the beautiful moon shadows we projected as we walked to the camp site. We ...
... the biggest full moon over Venezuela for 28 years! The group involved me and Mai Ke from the posada, and a group of people based around the tour guides who work for a tour company "Jammin" here. All in all there were about 17 of us, with Germany, France, Italy, and of course Scotland, represented.
It was a pretty intense weekend given that almost everyone there was Venezuelan or spoke fluent Spanish, and being surrounded by a group of young ...
... her means the lessons are pretty intense, although fun. It means I learn a lot, but not much room for getting distracted! Overall, sometimes I realise how far I have to go for my goal of fluency, in many ways I don´t even have the basics in place yet. Other times I surprise myself and find myself really chatting away in Spanish to people and it almost begins to feel a bit natural, until I hit another word or verb conjugation I don´t know.
The last ...
... grateful). We hadn't seen any of the great attractions of Venezuela or even of Mérida (the cable car was out of action and we never made it to the 900-flavour ice-cream parlour), but we had experienced another side of the country, getting a sense of everyday life. Everyone spoke highly of Colombia, saying how cultured and friendly the people are, so we decided it was time to move on.
Hot spring in morning
Clouds drifting as ...
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- Room service