Travel Blogs from Merida
... every 5-10 minutes the sky would light up as if it were daytime and then there'd be an almighty bolt! Once these appeared to be over we went to sleep finally with the fisherman still working in the background. The following morning we got up super early and packed up into the boats once more. We sailed back to our start point, seeing some freshwater dolphins en route, and got back into the jeep (this time the driver was called Ulysses!) We stopped for lunch quite early ...
... Thursday, to Ciudad Caríbia, one of the recently built ´socialist cities´ to house Caracas shanty town populations.
That leaves us on the beach for the last four days from next Sunday, in Choroní, from where we can leave directly to the airport on Thursday. Sorted. Sadly it means that we won´t make use of the two SERVAS people who did come up trumps and offer us places to stay in Caracas for the last nights, but we´re both very happy with the revised ...
... you're not a fan of museums or churches. But there are a few squares to relax in; our fave was Plaza Milla in the northern part of the centre, which had a few great little restaurants all around it. Drinking wise it's all centred around the northern part, and it doesn't kick off until around 9ish, but when it does, the students love a good knees up.
Food wise the town was nothing particularly special, we ate a ...
... 600m higher to end at La Laguna Verde, about a five hour walk. In such a beautiful location, one would not expect livestock. Low & behold, the raucous MOOOOOO of cattle.
a la orden
Returned from Pico Humboldt. Waiting to meet up with Annerys, Apollo, and Vanessa for dinner.
Humboldt was quite the trip. The rainforest is amazing and pictures will never do ...
... flooded up to 1 meter and becomes more of a wetland. We visited in the dry season where the plains are dry with numerous pools of water where the animals and birds congregate, so it is ideal for spotting wildlife.
On our tour we were lucky to share the experience with a nice group of people; Tina (a German journalist) and her boyfriend Rudolph, Shannon and Sam (Australian couple, both engineers) Andoula (Swedish student studying in Merida) Aude (French ...