So tired, tired of waiting......

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Waiting for take-off in the tiny plane

We opted for the cheaper way to get to Canaima. Big mistake. .. Instead of flying straight from Ciudad Bolivar to Canaima, we got a 2.5 hour ride in a cab to another airstrip in Paragua then a 20 min flight to Canaima.  All sounds OK but unfortunately, our little plane wasn´t at Paragua to meet us so we ended up sitting at the airstrip for 4 hours in the blazing heat with the most saddest and thinnest dogs we have ever seen as company. We ended up feeding the poor little things some bits of our cereal bars and trying to think of ways that we could rescue them.

Eventually we got into our tiny 6-seater plane along with Leo, our Brazilian fellow traveller and the pilot. The flight was brilliant!!! The views were fantastic and we were soon landing at Canaima airstrip.

We arrived at the first lodge where we were served our lunch at 5pm! Because of our late arrival, we were told we were to spend an extra night at the lodge for free then go on the trip as normal the next day.

schochon says:
Sounds like a great travel experience!!!!! to remember that is, maybe not so when you're in the middle of the pounding heat! Hope the dog is doing well!
Posted on: Jul 19, 2007
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