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Tue, 2 Jun 2009 | By megan_skinner | Views [352] | Comments [2]

Sunday morning Alfredo and I went down to the bus station in Merida to check out the bus situation to Trujillo and it turned out that buses only go there three times a day and take 6 hours. Sooo I took a taxi with a few others instead. It worked ... Read more >

Con Chávez, el pueblo es el gobierno

Sat, 30 May 2009 | By megan_skinner | Views [408] | Comments [1]

I have been seeing a lot of pro-Chávez propanga and the title is an example of a really common one: With Chávez, the people are the government. Most people I have talked to roll their eyes and sigh when they see this... After returning from my Los Llanos ... Read more >


Thu, 28 May 2009 | By megan_skinner | Views [796] | Comments [1]

As you may have guessed from the title of this entry, I saw river dolphins.  It was incredible and seriously one of the coolest things I've ever seen.  I talk about this more later...  Also, this is a really long entry.  Sorry if you get discouraged.... Read more >

Brazil: Four Days In The Amazon

Tue, 26 May 2009 | By lockers | Views [435]

March 27th – April 1st Jungle Trip (Iguana Tours), Day One I stupidly forgot to change the time on my camera, which was also serving as my alarm clock, when we arrived in Manaus from Belem so it sounded at 5.30am, frustratingly early for ... Read more >

Jungle, desert and a colonial town

Fri, 22 May 2009 | By megan_skinner | Views [401] | Comments [1]

When we arrived in Coro on Tuesday night, we had some trouble finding a room as the top recommended hostel was closed for good and the second recommended one was full.  We ended up staying in a fairly expensive hotel, but it had air conditioning so we ... Read more >

Adventures on the Caribbean Coast

Wed, 20 May 2009 | By megan_skinner | Views [357]

On Sunday, I headed out of Caracas for the Caribbean coast.  I had to transfer buses in Valencia which was a bit hectic and confusing for a non-Spanish speaker, but I figured it out and caught the right bus to Chichiriviche.  Chichiriviche is a town ... Read more >

Greetings from South America!

Sun, 17 May 2009 | By megan_skinner | Views [372] | Comments [1]

I arrived in Caracas bright and early at 4:30am on Thursday morning!  As we descended to the airport I saw the lights of the coastal towns and realized, yep, I´m going to Venezuela.  Much to my dismay, my debit card didn´t work in any of the 6 ATMs ... Read more >

sorry im way behind, but heres a fun story

Tue, 10 Feb 2009 | By pekollo | Views [290] | Comments [1]

so this is a wee story about when i was back in venezuela, i met some people who managed to get a tour farily cheap and managed to get the same deal. the tour was to a place called los llanos, home of coyboys and flat landscape, chavez's home state ... Read more >

Photos: Last Family party: Mariannas sweet 15

Mon, 19 Jan 2009 | By primosnomads | Photo Gallery

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birgade update

Thu, 18 Dec 2008 | By pekollo | Views [302] | Comments [2]

so im here again writing about the brigade. its been a bit haphazard but im sure everyone will cope. so on the second day of the brigade we visited one of the barrios in caracas. this barrio is considered a very revolutionary barrio and has been since ... Read more >


Tue, 16 Dec 2008 | By simonefrancis | Views [2939]

I met with Manfred Mönnighoff in a café in Santa Elena. He drove me with his 6 year old daughter Nilaya, twenty minutes up a bumpy dirt road, through some beautiful emerald hills, to Foundation Peace Villages. It was a short but fantastic trip, full ... Read more >


Sun, 14 Dec 2008 | By simonefrancis | Views [1534]

From dead dogs on the sides of the roads, to Iguanas and monkeys in trees, to long conversations with crazy people in the streets, I can say that my time in Venezuela has been quite interesting. I spent about four days in Puerto Ordaz- Cuidad Guayana ... Read more >

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the mountain city

Sun, 14 Dec 2008 | By pekollo | Views [241]

so after not writing anything for ages here i am. ill write more about the brigade later as theres so much to write there and im a little hungover. so another time. im in merida which is a city in the west of the country in the andes. so theres high ... Read more >


Wed, 10 Dec 2008 | By simonefrancis | Views [545]

Cumana was a great place to visit, as it was full of life and had some pretty nice beaches. I spent 60 Bolivares and about 8 hours getting there. I was very surprised… happy, when the taxi driver stopped on the way to my friend Milagros` (her name ... Read more >

the 2nd installation

Sun, 7 Dec 2008 | By pekollo | Views [326] | Comments [2]

so after a long silence im going to try and update from way back. its lucky ive been keeping notes or i would be completely lost trying to write this. so i want to expand a bit about the cooperative that i visited as i think its an important aspect of ... Read more >

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