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Travel Blogs from Merida
... for a few ice cold beers. Could have stayed there for the day but I have school tomorrow...
That's it for a while now. First impressions of Merida? It's great! A really fantastic introduction to South American culture... the food is great, the people are very friendly and the scenery is breath-taking. Back in a few days with some more news. Gonna go hiking tomorrow I think,
... an ounce of cocaine on me and then really taking me for a ride. As far as I was concerned, I did have the money (regardless of whether or not I could afford it), and I was ready to let them take it, get back on the bus, and not have to deal with any repercussions that may or may not have arisen from a refusal to cooperate with them.
It was an expensive lesson and experience, but I think what counts is that it hasn't coloured my memory of my trip, and that's what counts.
... Rosita came out of the whole incident with only a little scratch. But yes, we were truly stranded in Colombia.
It was time to give Rosita a break as we organised flights to Cartagena and Bogota. But flying out would not be for another 2 days, so what is there to do when you are stranded in Cucuta, Colombia?
To answer that question, you need to use your imagination and think of the best way to party. Well in Cucuta our party came in ...
... and we got to walk behind two or three of them.
Left ciudad bolivar and got a 14hr bus to Barinas just before a 6hr bus to Merida. Stayed the 1st two days with Marina and Mattius, an Italian couple who went to Salto Angel with us. We booked a canyoning trip. This was very good, it cost $50 and you basically trek through a river and absail down waterfalls, very cool! There were 3 waterfalls, 6 m, 25m, and 36m high.
... today there be peace within.
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be confident knowing you are a child of God.
Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of ...