Following the daughter of Casa Luisa owners, Carolina’s advice, we caught the bus to El Hatillo, a very colourful and pretty suburb of Caracas. Carolina shared a taxi with us to Caracas bus terminal and kindly accompanied us to the right bus which was headed for Maracay (6,000 Bv)
In Maracay we changed to a bus to Puerto Columbia, the road to Puerto Columbia was a bumpy ride along a narrow mountain road through the jungle. We were entertained by local teenagers singing and drinking rum at the back of the bus, I was pleased to be able to sing along with them to Rocking in Free World by Neil Young :-).
Once in Puerto Columbia we looked around for the posadas that Carolina had recommended, we ended up at one with no name, its recognisable feature was the stars on the wall at the front. When we entered the posada we caught a glimps of the slightly chubby owner in just in her pants and vest, predending we hadnt seen her, we expected her to run for cover in embarasement, to our suprise she came and spoke to us and this was how she remained for our stay, as the pants lady. We went for a walk to find the beach and had pabellon crillo (the national dish of venezuela) (6,000 Bv) at a restaurant for dinner. After a few beers sitting on the sea wall it was time for bed.
After failing to get any break fast out of the pants lady we bought some cheesy bread and headed for the beach. After spending the morning on the beach we had a greasey emoanada (1,500 Bv) and jugos. After a wash and a rest we walked up to Choreni and had dinner of pabellon and spent the evening on the wall with rum (5,000 Bv) and beer (1,000 Bv each)
A day at the beach with an Empanada, we then relaxed in our tiny room as it rained, befiore heading down to the wall to enjoy a lovely burger(6,000 Bv) and some beers. We then climbed up the hill to a great viewing point.
Trying to travel with the ethos of a backpacker, no matter of budget, whether I'm across the other side of the world or over the road.
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