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Feb 9, 2011 - Ferry to Puerto la Cruz then bus to Cumana

We headed out at 8:30 for Juan Griego but being a bus it takes an hour...stops and traffic. I experience a fit of nerves due to lateness (arr at bus terminal J.G. at 9:45) so instead of getting out in town to see the church and waterfront, we find ourselves 1 km inland. Bon is frustrated and upset w/ mua due to my twit thus sees no point in taking a taxi back and forth to see the ocean/church. We take the 1st por puesto car available back to Porlamar arr about 10.30. After buying fruit etc, we head to bus terminal and board a bus to ferry....

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Jan 2, 2008 - Back to Güiria

After a very early morning and a calm boat journey (Da slept most of the way on Tara's shoulder so that her arm got sun-burnt!) we arrived in Güiria with lots of time to get ourselves to Caripe (we thought!). We were expecting it to be an easy bus journey, but because it's still holiday season, Güiria was in hysteria and the only place we could get to was Puerto la Cruz at 11pm - except that all the hostels and hotels there were fully booked! A Trinidadian (David, who now lives in Venezuela because the women love him here!!) helped us find...

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Dec 11, 2007 - adios Venezuela

zondag vertrokken we naar rio Caribe. Daar was het tof volgens veel mensen dat we al zijn tegengekomen. Eigenlijk was er niet zoveel te doen, maar ja, we zijn beijna ten einde venezuela en ook ten einde geld. Nu zitten we in Guiria en morgen nemen we de boot naar Trinidad. enkel van daaruit kan je goedkoop vliegen naar Suriname. Dus nemen we afscheid van Venezuela, een land dat ons tegenstrijdige gevoelens oproept. Aan de ene kant heb je de overweldigend mooie natuur ( de watervallen, de Andes, Los Llanos, alles is hier groen,....). Aan de...

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Dec 5, 2007 - Santa Fe

vertrokken naar Santa Fe, volgens de ene een gevaarlijke stad, volgens de andere een leuke stad aan zee. Het laatste bleek de waarheid. We zaten in een toffe posada aan het strand (dichter bij zee is niet mogelijk zonder er een paalwoning van te maken). Donderdag zijn we gaan snorkelen. Echt de moeite: veel vis, iets minder koraal maar vooral veel zon. Ondanks goeie voornemens staan we allebei rood (vooral Harald). De groep die mee was was redelijk passief en wou meer aan het strand liggen. We moesten wat op onze tanden bijten maar werden...

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Feb 25, 2007 - Rio Caribe

Gateway to reputedly some of the most beautiful beaches in the country... I was not disappointed. Playa Medina was gorgeous. Sandy beach backed by palm trees. As it was a Sunday lots of families had come with their coolers full of whisky and beer. Behind the palm trees were local ladies cooking delicious fish dishes. We sailed round the bays to Playa Puy Pui much less developed and hardly anyone there.... Best advice, hire a fisherman with his boat to take a guided tour of all of the bays, there are lots so it's easy to escape people....

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Feb 19, 2007 - Cumaná

The night before me and the Danish girls had gone to Puerto La Cruz to watch some of the procession. It was very colourful though over with an just over an hour. The reason I stopped here was to see some of the carnival, I had been told that it was one of the best places to come. Then I realised I could get to Isla Margarita from here.... Cumaná is a small city on the northern coast, as it was carnival time most shops were open till midday then people were rushing home for lunch and to get ready for the afternoon procession. I found a spot...

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Feb 15, 2007 - Santa Fe / Parque Nacional Mochima

Lonely Planet rave about Santa Fe just outside of Puerto La Cruz, not sure why. Other travellers had warned me that it was a nice place though the people could be a bit difficult. Well I never had any trouble, only that I didn't realise that carnival is such a big thing so I had to stay in Santa Fe much longer than I would have liked. Really 3 days is enough to do some boat trips out to the Parque Nacional Mochima to see pink, purple, rose and violet coloured coral and admire the fish. I'd met a group of Danish girls and we went on some...

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Feb 9, 2007 - Rio Caribe

Friday 9th February Decided to meet Thomas (from Germany who we met at Juan Griego) on the local boat from Porlemar over to Chacopata. I had already booked the taxi to the ferry port so told the driver about the change of plan and he couldn't understand wanting to take this boat as apparently it's small and rough!?! Anyway he very kindly helped me buy a ticket, showed me to the dock and even sat me near the police who were having their lunch (very protective bunch over here!) and it was then I realised that Thomas may not make the boat as...

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Nov 17, 2005 - Caracas to Cumana, Venezuela

Caracas again... (Please see Venezuela Map) Our bus pulled in to the bus terminal of Caracas at 7.30 am Sat 12th November. As you can imagine we were tired and irritable from being on a bus for so long. We woke up to discover that we did not have our Lonley Planet South America guide book on us. We checked the whole bus but could not find it. Neither of us could believe it, frantic we tried to think where it was and came to the conclusion that we had left it in an internet cafe in Merida. Basically now we were stuffed! No one spoke english...

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Jul 28, 2005 - Venezuela - Santa Fe

A few days of R&R after the rigours of Caracas, but even here we find there has just been a shooting on the beach and our plans to go to the islands to snorkel are sabotaged by the alledged demise of a chap who had just been eaten by a saltwater crocodile...not the most tranquil of activities! Still the sunshines (mostly) and the barmen makes a very mean Caiparinha!!! Strangely we met up with Sara from our Kinda the Truck days and the evenings are spent with new friends playing an excellent card game...SCUM!!!

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Jul 9, 2005 - Iquitos - Manaus - Venezuela

Liebe Freunde, Inzwischen ist etwas Zeit vertrichen und ich bin ein ganzes Stueck weitergekommen. Nach dem tollen Dschungelerlebniss in Iquitos bestieg ich einmal mehr eine Faehre nach Sana Rosa/Tabatinga am brasilianisch-, kolumbianisch-, peruanischen Dreilaendereck. Die Fahrt war alles andere als nett, da diesmal die Faehre vollkommen voll war und es ein Kampf war zu verhindern, dass die Haengematten ueber, unter und zu dicht neben einem montiert wurden. Anita und Andre aus der Schweiz teilten aber mein Leid. In Santa Rosa entlud ich dann...

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Jan 10, 2005 - Playa Medina

After another hair-raising journey in a huge early 70s American saloon car (complete with suede dashboard, 5 litre engine and patented "Comfortron" air-conditioning system) we arrived at our second beach location, Playa Medina on the Paria Peninsular of Venezuela's north-east coast. Very picture postcard tropical beach, white sand fringed with many palm trees etc. etc. however we rapidly discovered that after sun-down (6pm) not much could be said about the famous Venezuelan party spirit. The beach was quite isolated and although very busy...

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