Marriott Venezuela Playa Grande
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We finally made it to Angel Falls and Tucan Travel were fantastic in rearranging our trip. It meant 1 less day in Canaima (nearest town to the waterfall) but we got to see it in all it's glory thanks to the rainy season. Visiting Angel Falls is certainly not for the faint hearted and meant Lisa had to face one of my worst fears...To elaborate, we …
... to have four honour guards,two at the front and two at the back.The honour guards are dressed in old colonial uniforms with red trousers,black boots with spurs,blue jackets with gold braiding on the chest,black cavalry hats and gleaming silver swords held unsheathed in their right hands.Gerardo comments that they are not professional as they keep twitching and looking around with their eyes.He feels that Simon Bolivar is no longer respected as he should be and he blames Hugo ...
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There were quite a few people which was encouraging because our poor James bond wouldn’t try anything on with all these people around. Something wasn´t right though. They didn’t look like your typical crowd of expectant relatives and friends or even drivers for that matter. No one was smiling or looking out anxiously for relatives they just stood there as if they had nothing going through their minds like a content person waiting in ...
... Plenty of singing, and some slogans. A favourite chant was ´Chavez vive, la lucha sigue´ (Chavez lives, the struggle continues). A favourite T-shirt and badge was ´Soy chavez´ (I am Chavez) referring to his and the government´s appeal that all supporters should consider themselves as capable of leading and continuing Venezuela´s ´socialism of the 21st century´.
We were lucky where we were to see the cortege pass without waiting more than twenty ...
... a pretty cool phrase in spanish, I asked how did you say the same in Spanish. They say here 'Yo tengo raton' , translated I have a mouse! This has to be linked to the cheese theme surely?! The last food stop was for what I would describe as rice pudding on ice drunk from the cup, it was really yummy and very refreshing, this is called 'tequenos'. Needless to say after all this I had no room left for anymore food... well until tomorrow of course ...