Travel Blogs from Carupano
Both engine & boat came to a juddering halt, unsurprisingly not far from the rocks, both underwater and the cliff-face some 50’ away, which the prevailing waves were pushing us towards. He threw out the anchor then tried to repair the prop – luckily the anchor held. In fact, it held so well it wouldn’t come unstuck when rescue finally came and had to be left when the rope snapped. Our rescuers were ...
... in the beer shop – they
keep recognising me and my beer cooler around town. Indeed, my chocolate guide
was a fellow bar user and neighbour to the hostel, so he already knew all about
Then went back for some guidebook guacamole – had found the
ingredients at the market that morning, so chopped it all up with my swiss army
knife using the bible covered in a plastic bag as a chopping board – with some
corn chips, I was sorted!
... for the church service to end. Then the folk
dancers, an ancient troupe brought in from Caracas, finally got going for 3
songs, before the plug was pulled again for yet another church service. Was
good fun watching the oldies – there was jaunty hip action and sprightly moves
which got the crowd cheering!
The musicians had been sat around for hours and hadn’t even
got a chance to play but wasn’t prepared to sit around for another hour to see
... who only speaks Spanish but knows all the details, and the owner who could translate. The trees themselves are actually planted in rows although it did not look like it. The trees are grown from selected seeds, using only the central seeds; they then take 2 to 3 years before they start to produce flowers. Once they start they can produce optimally for about 45 years. One strange thing is that the flowers and fruits can appear anywhere on the tree, on the trunk and ...
Hello, We are currently in Caripe- a beautiful lush mountain valley town. It is cooler here, but still warm enough for t-shirts 24-7. We visited the oilbird cave (Cueva del Guacharo) which proved to be an awesome tour. Besides seeing and hearing the eerie screams of the birds, and the click of their echo-locating, the cave itself was ...