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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 ...
... as ****, it is, but in areas. Anyway we made it to the hostel and once inside we were fully able to relax, as when we are moving with all our bags is our main moment of weakness were you can loose everything. this hostel is pretty cool, the dude pretty much just has a big apartment in the centre of town and thrown bunk beds in the bedrooms. But as its small he has made feel like a home, which is really nice after being on edge, i guess ...
... revolution, some rousing calls from the opposition to change everthing, and hopefully not too many rowdy exchanges on the streets tonight - but we won´t be there. I think we´ll take stock of what´s running and what´s not running tomorrow, and maybe get off to the beach early if things are generally closed down. We had a day arranged with a friend of Paul´s to take us to a newly built city, and the area where its new residents had come from, but that may not happen now.
... in a row.
There was no mercy with these checkpoints, either. If your bus came across one at 2 in the morning, well the lights would come on and everyone had to wake up to comply with the search. Nothing irritated us more than the forced wake-up on the way to Caracas, where the solder stopped looking at ID's two rows before ours, but we had already forced ourselves to wake up and stay awake waiting for him to see our passports. Stupid kid!
Anyway, we ...
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