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Arrived safely in Caracas, and on to Merida. We are off to sleep in a hammock tomorrow in a house on stilts on a lake. It is much hotter here, our fleeces and leg warmers are replaced by very little! Will blog properly next time we have access to a computer. Sue x
Hereīs the blog properly! Well as properly as is possible five days later, and letīs see how far I can get before we meet one of the leaders of a local community council whoīs due back from lunch in 20 minutes or ...
Went to the top of El Avila via the Teleferico (gondola). El Avia is attached to a range that rises steeply from the coast (2000m above sea level) from which Caracas (800m above sea level) revealed itself. Once viewed from afar, with the shanty towns too distant to distinguish the city looks amazing, flowing down through one major valley and spilling up into smaller tributaries, peppered with lush green bush (pics attached to this post).
... as we were the only foreigners on the bus. We thought we might be accused of the theft! However, the police searched the bus and asked questions but didn’t question us for long, realizing we had no Spanish, so it wasn’t going to be easy. After about 15 minutes, we gathered the Police probably told the woman there was nothing they could do, (Particularly as a women with a child had already gotten off the bus earlier) because we were all allowed back ...
... asked to produce our Yellow Fever cards in both Caracas and San Jose airports. Key Lessons Learned
- Need to carry Yellow Fever cards.
- No need to exchange money at the airport. The rate was better at our hotel and most, if not all, places accepted US Dollars.
- Most people helping us spoke good English.
- Had to pay a US$ 26 airport tax when we left Costa ...
... Unfortunatley Joanna coulnīt make it but i decided to go with Juan and his parents anyway. AMazing beaches and i was spoiled by Juanīs mum who fed us continually. Here speciality were arepas for breadfast each day which were served with cheese, braised beef, ham, fish or perricos (scrambled egg with pepper, oinion, garlic and in this case tuna)- so so good!
Was great to see how the locals enjoy themselves at the weekend, the beaches ...