Hot Hot Hot!! - Then came the storm!!
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After a rather hairy ride in a taxi driver who thought he was racing at Silverstone we arrived late on the 10th in the resort of Playa el Agua. The sun was shining and although deserted outside of the season the beach seemed like true paradise to us after 24 hours en route. The Hotel ¨Costa Linda¨fulfilled all our expectations and along with a few crature comforts provided an excellent breakfast and hospitable staff. A word of warning though, we paid over 20 pounds for 2 pizzas and 2 beers at the only restaurant......almost the average weekly wage in venuzuela!!!
After a couple of comfortable nights infront of the tv and on the beach...even without electricity we had fun settling in a problem before heading off to the capital of the island Porlamar but not before being soaked to the bone by a tropical storm where the roads literally turned into rivers for an hour or two!!
Porlmar was a very uninspiring town-city with little to note..it was overpolluted, smelly, hot and very busy with locals rushing to buy dutyfree hosehold goods before returning to the mainland..which is why we soon decided this was not the place for us with our bckpacks and we headed to the port to begin our journey in ernst on the mainland. To catch the ferry we took our first local bus, and despite looking like it was ready for the scrap heap as do all the 1960 US cars out here we really enjoyed the jovial nature of the music and the local people who have been nothing but polite and keen to talk to the Ënglish¨people, anyone would think we were celebrities at times!!
And so to the mainland where after a heavily delayed ferry we rrived late and unprepared in the oil state of Puerto la Cruz......the story thickens and gets a little hairy from here with our first little scare which you will all have to wait to find out about!!
Hasta Luego me amigos