Roraima - Day 6
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August 5th, 2007 – by: paulmclaughlin
The walk was 8 miles & took 3 hours, and it was pretty uneventful. We got to the start point about an hour before the second half of the group, so we passed time drinking coke and sweating! We had cold beers waiting for us when the end of the group came in, then we tipped the porters and set off in the 4x4.
We stopped in the village where the track meets the main road for lunch of chicken, potatoes, rice... and hot sauces containing ants and termites! The ants were enormous and the texture was like eating prawns with their shells on, while the termites were too small to have a distinctive texture. After lunch we got back on the 4x4 and headed on down to Santa Elaina de Uarien.
This is a proper border mining town, complete with signs for Brazil. The hotel owner was a bit stroppy but it was okay - sleeping in a bed after 6 nights camping was strange! The hotel had a selection of parrots including a scarlet Macaw, in an aviary that was frankly too small for them.
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