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Category: Venezuela 23/12-2011 – 6/1-2012

27 december

Finally I’ve got access to a working computer with Internet again!

The 27th of December we got up early to be at the airport across the street at six and eat breakfast there. After some waiting we flew over to Canaima in five seats-planes – a flight which took around one hour. It was really cool but pretty scary – and very noisy – to fly in such a small plane – it felt like the wind could catch the plane anytime and the start and the landing felt pretty scary… but we survived and we found ourself at the beach by the Canaima lagoon for one and a half hour before we got our rooms and ate lunch. The “lagoon” (which is not really a lagoon but looks like one) was beautiful with a beach, and the water – lake water – was nice though it wasn0’t deep at all. After lunch (a mountain of pasta and a little meat sauce on top, guess pasta is very cheap and meat expensive) we went by the boats to the other side of the lagoon to walk up to the top of a big waterfall. During the little walk the sky opened up and we practicly got showered in the rain. The sight over the waterfall was powerful when we after a fifteen minutes walk got to the top.

We walked down again and came to the bottom of a big waterfall – and now was the time for the coolest and most amazing, magnificent thing I’ve ever done – we walked under the waterfall. It was an amazing feeling to walk under the waterfall with thousands and thousands liters of water falling over you. We got totally wet but it was definitely worth it – I can’t describe how cool this was!

Picture from Google – I think it’s the waterfall to the left that we walked under!

Dinner – pretty strange one with omelett, rice and arepas (some venezuelan bread of corn that they serve everywhere and anytime) and then we slept well though our shower didn’t work…

//ALiCE med ICE

26 december

We started the day early to experience the river again at six in the morning when the sun hasn´t really gone up yet, and when the animals still are active. We slid through the water and split the surface very quietly – it was really peaceful and we saw the monkies much closer this time.

After breakfast we left the camp by motor boat and then from the marina, we were suppose to be picked up at eleven but our ride picked us up around one and a half hour later – the perception of time is pretty difernt here than in Sweden – it´s like they don´t have a clock and everything is very relaxed – you can never know when you actually are going to get your breakfast or be picked up et cetera…

Anyway, we went by the bus for four hours and then arrived at the hotel here in whats-its-name, but it´s close to the Angel Falls! We´ve spent the afternoon by the pool and soon I´m going up to the hotel room to was my hair (that will be so nice – the showers by the camp had water directly from the river) and then we´ll eat dinner. Tomorrow we´ll leave early to take a few planes over to the Angel Falls area. Yes, you read right, a few planes – the planes are so small with only five seats so our company will have to spread out in two or three planes. Very exciting! The Angel Falls are the highest waterfall in the whole world and it is very beautiful so this is going to be fun.

I have to finish now, I won´t have access to a computer again for at least two days but now you´re a little bit updated 😉 I´ll write again as soon as I´ve got a computer. Hugs!

//ALiCE med ICE

25 december

We woke up pretty early and ate breakfast containing of fresh bread and eggs, just cooked in this simple but nice camp by the delta. We went out by the boats to experience the river – we saw cappuccino monkies, tucans, parrots and beautiful butterflies. The nature is amazing by the delta with the brown river and all the green trees with all those roots into the water, now I´ve really seen a real rain forrest with real Mangrove-trees.

After lunch (the capiwara, a pet they had in the camp that looked like a mix between a rat, a beaver and a guineapig, wanted to steal our food), we visited an Indian family and took a swim in the river, which was prety scary since we fished piranas in the same river the day before…

//ALiCE med ICE


23 – 24 december – in Venezuela

Hello people, finally I´ve got access to Internet!

The day before Christmas eve started at 03.30 a.m. with breakfast, and then Pierre drove us to the airport, the plane left Sweden around six in the morning. We paused in Frankfurt, Germany, for around three hours and had breakfast (again) and then we boarded the plan that would take us to Caracas, Venezuela – a flight as long as almost eleven hours!

When we finally got to Caracas airport we were of course really tired, but we had to wait an hour or two for a third plane that would take us a bnit further into the country. When we finally lay down in our beds in the hotel, we had been travelling for 24 hours and we were very, very tired.

Christmas eve, the 24th of December, started with breakfast (that took like one hour to fix) and then we took a bus and then a boat out to a camp in the delta that I do not remember the name of 😉 We had lunch there and then we experienced the delta by leaking canoes and a motor boat. We ended up fishig piranas and Olivia got the first one! The night was spent in beds covered with mosquito nets, in hotel rooms with palm leaves as doors and a view right out in the mangrove swamp, with no glass window between. We slept to the sound of barking dogs, screaming howling monkies and the birds´singing.

//ALiCE med ICE


Någon (wow, visste inte att jag hade anonyma läsare som är intresserade av mina nyårsplaner och tycker jag bloggar för lite) undrade vad mina nyårsplaner var, så tänkte bara nämna att jag inte är hemma på nyår – imorgon drar vi till Venezuela och tropisk värme nämligen! Första veckan kommer vi befinna oss på äventyr i djungeln och andra veckan spenderas på en strand på Isla Margarita. Förhoppningsvis i gassande sol och med en bra pocketbok i handen, i en skön solstol på en fin strand. Kommer bli underbart att komma till värmen! Så ja, jag missar nyårsfesten i år igen, men kommer ha det grymt bra i Venezuela så det gör inte så mycket 😉

Enda dåliga är ju att jag kommer sakna Pierre alldeles sådär supermycket… ♥

//ALiCE med ICE

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