Posada Casa Grande de Angostura
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... muggings at night. An early evening power-cut as a result of a massive thunderstorm didn't help matters.
We used Ciudad Bolivar as our stop-over point to Canaima and Angel Falls. In front of the airport terminal we saw the restored 4-seater aeroplane of gold-seeker Jimmie Angel, who landed atop what was eventually named 'Salto Angel' in 1937.
Onward flight to Canaima, 1hr.
... packed our bags, got into the canoe, which for Hannah ended in a muddy bum, and set off up the river to Salto Angel (Angel Falls), the tallest waterfall in the world. We might as well have been white water rafting, as we passed whirlpools and found ourselves absolutely drenched while panicking that it was inevitable that we would capsize. The moment we glimpsed Angel Falls, everyone in the boat cheered in excitement. We spent an hour trekking through the jungle, tripping over ...
Slow getting off the ground this morning – saw enough
yesterday to know one more day here would be enough – the city is interesting
and there are some lovely old buildings, some barely hanging together that give
you an idea of past splendours, especially on Paseo Bolivar with beautifully
carved shuttering on the river view verandas.
So booked my trip for Angel Falls for manana then on Tuesday
... at camp a pool tournament was being set up for a game called Killer. In the game you have 3 lives & the objective is to pot any ball or lose a life. Practically the whole group played with each person given their own nickname, mine being Hotshot Holi. Despite my poor table skills I wasn't first out in the first or second round. Fun & drinks were had by all before an Indonesian dinner of 'nasi goreng' - a spicy rice dish with meat & vegetables mixed ...
... The plane swoops low across the lagoon and we have a superb view of the first set of falls.
Before lunch we get to swim in the Canaima Lagoon, the water is the colour of strong tea and quite cool but it is fed from the roaring falls. The lagoon is high there are palm trees in the water a 100m from the shore. ...