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Ciudad Bolivar

Colonial historic center, with colourful houses and tall window behind beautiful iron-works, Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela

Colonial historic center, with colourful houses and tall window behind beautiful iron-works, Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela

A one-hour flight from Caracas brought us to Ciudad Bolivar, the second largest town in Venezuela; though a dwarf compared to Caracas, the sprawling megalopolis with its 5 million inhabitants. Though we couldn’t get a room in so very popular “Posada Don Carlos”, we definitely enjoyed “Posada de Angustura”, a bit pricier but VERY comfortable. Nevertheless we used Posada Don Carlos for socializing with other travelers and seeking advice in various matters. This is the best place to stay in the whole city, a tastefully decorated posada with simple but clean rooms. The big asset though is its courtyard, quiet and airy, no other place in town offers this kind of atmosphere. We came here every evening to have a beer, gossip with fellow travelers or write down our impressions. Continue Reading →

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Easy Arrival In South America

Arriving at Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela - A major hub for trips in the Guyana Region (Orinoco Delta, Canaima & Angels Falls, Gran Sabana)

Arriving at Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela – A major hub for trips in the Guyana Region (Orinoco Delta, Canaima & Angels Falls, Gran Sabana)

While preparing the travel, we were surprised how many warning we would read or hear about traveling in South America. It has been sometimes so bad that we might have turned a little paranoiac! What a surprise considering how easy everything has been until now … Continue Reading →

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17 Days Through West Cuba

Landscape in the Vinales region in the west of Cuba - The famous Mogates, bumps 20-30 Meters high, rise around the lush valley, Vinales, Cuba

Landscape in the Vinales region in the west of Cuba – The famous Mogates, bumps 20-30 Meters high, rise around the lush valley, Vinales, Cuba

We spent 17 days in Cuba starting December, 20th 2003. Of course our travel started in magic Havana. We did not understand the hype about Vedado but definitely enjoyed Havana Viejo & Centro. Continue Reading →

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