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Feb 20, 2011 - Maracaibo

Being Sunday has lots of advantages when traveling...mainly, no crowds, and in this particular case, the streets were almost empty when we said goodbye to Jonatan (who is from Maracaibo and told us we should have no difficulty changing bolivars to Colombian pesos there). On the way, passing McDs Bon noted that they were open (never before in Venezuela did we find one open before 11am), and she could get her egg mcmuf, ha! Since it was so easy getting thru town (usually the streets are jammed w/ traffic), we arr at the bus terminal an hour...

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Feb 16, 2011 - Maracaibo

Easy, short city bus to terminal and then hop on bus to M. at 8:15am arr in M. 4 hours later. The countryside is flat, dry almost like Baja distressed rain forest! Once in M. we walk 50' to waiting bus onward to El Vigia which goes along the E. side of Lake Maracaibo. Lake Maracaibo Importance/History. The first thing we do is cross the lake on a very long bridge and see lots of fishermen in small boats with nets.

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Feb 2, 2008 - Venezuela at a glance

Mostly Venezuela is a typical Latin American country, particularly sharing traits with Colombia and Brazil - a sexually overdriven culture mired in teen pregnancy, a society destined to be forever poor due to their epic levels of laziness and disorganization ... the list goes on. However, it is the peculiour differences which I will mention here (actually I will later write about the above ones also). Before coming I read books about Chavez and the history of th ecountry, so I feel as if I have done my homework. While in Colombia (a very...

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Jan 18, 2007 - Maracaibo

I only went here because I used to work for Shell some years ago. I used to sit at my desk dreaming about Shell sending me to work at one of their offices in Maracaibo... thank God that didn't happen and not because Maracaibo is a terrible place....Shell was terrible! Well the lake is very big and underneath it is lots of oil. Maracaibo is in the state of Zulia whose governor, Manuel Rosales ran in the presidentail campaign against Hugo Chávez and lost.... quite badly. Because of the oil, Zulia is very rich and quite resentful of having its...

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