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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 ...
... vicinity in the airport, guess these guys like fried chicken, so naturally we had KFC for breakfast, the breakfast of champions.
Touch down, after another quick flight we landed in Caracas in Venezuela. The view of the mountain range on the way in was awesome, i guess we have hit the Andes or thereabouts. Now Venezuela is meant to be pretty sketchy so we have been super switched on, to make sure we don't get mugged. We made ...
... away. She gave the example of a community leader who had attended a statistics presentation of hers and made a point of how fundamentally she (the community leader) was now in charge of her own affairs: ´For the first time in my 40 years, I am telling my hairdresser how to cut my hair!´ Maybe a bit too funny, but you get the sentiment.
We´re sat in the flat, it´s 9 o´clock in the evening here, we´re watching the street which is quiet, and Venezuelan ...
... They would always check our passport entry stamp to be sure we were legal.
Sometimes, however, everyone had to get off the bus and line up in rows of men and women. When this happened, it was possible that your ID was checked, or you had to also retrieve your luggage from the storage area and it would be thoroughly searched. Since this was also done by young men, we discovered that the further back in line you are, the more they lose interest in doing the job ...
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