Venezuela

Chapel of Our Lady of Coromoto

El Páramo: Explore Mérida, Venezuela

El Páramo A drive up through the Páramo’s alpine tundra ecosystems is a must on any visit to the city of Mérida, Venezuela. The views are spectacular, the small villages historic…

Mérida Catedral

Mérida In-Town

Mérida is the principal city of the Venezuelan Andes.  It was founded in 1558, and is known today for its high population of university and other students as well as a…

Coffee Drying Area

Mérida: Mountain High

Getting to Mérida Bus travel in Venezuela is generally quite smooth.  If you´ve adjusted your mind to the general chaos that goes along with daily life in South America, overland travel…

Choroni Street Scene

Choroni

Choroni is a hopping little beach town and one of the more accessible for harried Caraqueños trying to escape the big city.  That being said, we left for Choroni on…

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Colonia Tovar

In  1843, a group of mostly German colonists (240 men and 151 women), arrived to establish a colony.  After spending some time in quarantine due to a disease that had…

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Last Hurrah 2008

Between Christmas and New Year´s there was time to squeeze in a whirlwind trip to the Colombian border town of Cúcuta.  We were able to catch a ride each way…

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Hallacas and Cuba Libres!

Caracas doesn´t seem to have changed too much since last time we were here.  We´ve been laying kind of low, recuperating and relaxing at home.  The family I have stayed…