Thursday, December 29, 2011

Goodbye Venezuela - Hello Good old Germany

5 days ago I arrived after another 30 hour journey (at least this time not all spent in a single bus :-)) in Germany and it is great to be back home to see family and friend, to have some cold weather, eat German food and talk in your native language :-).
The last week in Venezuela was as the others before beautiful - Coro with its Sand-Dunes and Choroni with beautiful beaches were on the schedule after spending some time in Merida a adventure city in the venezuelian mountains (not really a great place to visit) but Coro and Choroni were definately worth a trip - have a look for yourself:
- One comment to the pictures - the snapshot of the gas-pump is real... Gas is heavily subsidised in Venezuela + Venezuela has plenty of oil so 26 liters of gas costs 0,58 US$ (no joke) on the official exchange-rate - if you would exchange on the illegal exchange it would actually be even less something like 0,33 US$ - a dream considering a liter gas in Germany costs 1,87 US$.

Btw. Merry belated Christmas to everybody out there and a Happy New Year - I am sure I will post again before leaving on to the 2nd leg of my travels and adventures: Asia - on the 8th of January I will be arriving in Cambodia to volunteer again for 3 months !!!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Venezuela un bonito pais....

So after 2 weeks in Venezuela I finally got to upload some pictures. After a week on the beach in Margaritha Island, the Angel Falls (highest Waterfall in the world) was up on the schedule and it was breathtaking - see for yourself !! After 2 days in the area the I went another 2 days to the Orinoco Delta (a Amazon like area) enjoying some good food a very relaxed lifestyle and got attacked by tons of mosquitos :-)... By now I am in Merida and the next stop is Coro... but for thonight - Salsa dancing is on the schedule :-)

P.S.: I got tons of comments on my "colorful" pants.... :-) Guys I didnt buy them as regular pants they are beach-pants but as every jungle-trip includes crossings of rivers that is the most practical outfit to go in - so have mercy ;-)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


After a 30 hour bus-trip including 2 landslides, some corrupt soldiers and a bit nerv-wercking swedish travel-compian I made it to Caracas in one piece. Caracas itself doesnt have a lot to offer - in fact it looks like one big Slum - so after 1 day the trip went on to Mageritha Island for 5 days of beach and sunshine.... next stop on Thursday is the Angel Falls and I am sure I will than have some pictures to put online.....