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Nastassia and Bolivar with the top cable car station in the background  
   

Nastassia and Bolivar with the top cable car station in the background

Venezuela = Muscle Cars, Beauty Queens, Politics and Scenery

February 15th 2007
Hey Everyone, We arrived in the town of Merida, Venezuela on Friday February 8th. During the previous 24 hrs of traveling we had: one bus breakdown, 8 military check stops and a scenic detour though the slums of Venezuela´s second largest city (still can´t figure out why). The check stops were surprisingly easy for us although one elderly lady on the bus was bribing every officer as she had n ... read more
South America » Venezuela » Andean » Mérida

Venezuelan Flag Venezuela was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others being Colombia and Ecuador). For most of the first half of the 20th century, Venezuela was ruled by generally benevolent military strongmen, who ... ... read more
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