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... said "Oh you're English?" Turns out he was about to start studying languages at Mérida university (the best one in Venezuela) and was called Lucas. His English was amazing considering he was between school and uni. He said that Mérida is a government opposition stronghold and that was evident in the graffiti around the city. He also said that he couldn't understand why his English friend, studying in Mérida too, was suddenly a Chavista and wears a red t shirt at all times! ...
... 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 ...
Awoke from a deep, recuperative sleep to a cool mountain morning; after some shuffling around I ascended to the balcony at the front of the Posada to have a morning cigarette. The pitch darkness of the night before obscured the enormous mountain that overlooked the square; this cool morning it's forested slopes were stroked by clouds and the peak was lost above.
This was my first day in Merida; and I was intent on doing nothing. A ...
... br> -hike in beautiful parks
-pique nique near clear rivers, no bugs, no pollution
-laugh and have a good time together
-write anecdotes that others will enjoy reading
-hear lions and all kinds of animals in a tent at night without being in a dangerous spot
-communicate better with each other
-eat well and healthy foods (fruits, tropical fruits, vegetables)
-learn more Spanish
-fell more serene and living more in the ...
Today was our last day In Merida. We hung about (literally) in the hammocks at our posada then decided to walk to the bus terminal. It took us about an hour to walk to the bus terminal with our backpacks on and we saw all the aftermath of the riots on route. Once inside we watched a game of baseball (the national sport) on TV with all the local's, they were going crazy!
We then caught an overnight bus to Maracaibo which arrived at 5 in the morning.
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service