Los Frailes

Carretera Trasandinia via Santo Domingo, Merida, Andes, Venezuela | 4 star hotel
 

Travel Blogs from Merida

11. Mérida - the coldest city in Venezuela

A travel blog entry by kesvic2013

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... We settled in and unpacked a bit. Then some local children came over with a box of snail shells to sell. Alan is very respected in the village as he does a lot for them (bringing food etc) and so he was able to explain to the kids that they should try to do some crafts rather than sell what were once living creatures. But he said we would come the next day to buy something. We had a few more beers (we were a like-minded group!) and then a delicious parilla (grilled meat) ...

Laguna Mucubaji

A travel blog entry by christianbjork

... around 8pm or so (if not later?) and then pitched our tents and settled in for camp. A while later I started feeling a bit dizzy and, when we were about to go for a quick walk by the river, I fainted which was pretty crazy.

My friend Yoli was really worried since she had never seen anything like it (and, as I swore to her, I had never fainted before either), and from then on I was sick for the rest of the night and morning, ...

Day 3

A travel blog entry by tomascollins

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... black market in currency exchange as it's illegal for Venezulan's to bring foreign currency into the country - a government measure aimed at trying to curb inflation).

Anyways, flew through check-in and security (very relaxed compared to the European and American suspicious man-handling that happens). All I had to do now is wait for my flight. 40 minutes before departure the ticker read "El Vigia 0922 - delayed - 10:20". Grand, I'll get some coffee. Did some surfing ...

Ven, a country devoid of backpackers

A travel blog entry by treacyjames

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... storm nearly every night of the year (lightning with no thunder) and can have up to 200 flashes per minute! They say that, at it’s peak, you can read a book it's so bright. The trip there featured the eeriest place, goin down a really thin and steep road on the side of a mountain through the clouds in a jungle, was very cool like the type of place I'd see at the start of a horror film kinda job! Storm was cool, reckoned we got up to 50 per ...

Ice Cream!

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

This is a top pick!
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... World records for the extreme number of flavor options available. One wall is taken up listing your choices, although not all are available at once. John opted for three scoops, in order to taste the Octopus, Beer and Strawberry flavors. However, by sharing with others, we also got to try Cheese, Rum, Kiwi, Sweet Love, Angel Hair and My Baby -- which varied between disgusting (cheese and octopus), not bad (Angel Hair, beer) and pretty good (rum, kiwi, strawberry).
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This 4 star hotel is located on Carretera Trasandinia via Santo Domingo, Merida.
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