Published: September 26th 2010September 26th 2010
Sign when you enter the city
This past week was a good one for the most part! I’m happy to say that I’m more or less back to normal as far as my health is concerned- I can finally eat normal food again and it’s great!
On Friday a small group of us decided to leave for the night and head up to a pueblo called Mucuchies. It’s a decent sized pueblo and actually quite touristy. Actually, this is the same pueblo that we went to before we got in the jeeps to head to Las Aguas Termales (hot water springs). Anyway- we decided to get away for a night because the hour and a half bus ride cost 9 BsF (about a dollar) each way- we figured we could afford it. Oh, and a BsF is a Bolivar Fuerte- the currency of Venezuela. Once we got there we found a really nice posada (hostel) called Mary Elena, each of us paid 46 BsF (about $5.50 ish) to stay there for the night. It was definitely a cost effective trip. We basically mulled around the city- we found a place that had soft serve ice cream- I think it was actually more like frozen yogurt- but
This is the posada we stayed in
I definitely got some in the form of an ice cream cone. It was amazing. I actually think that that cone was the highlight of my stay in Venezuela so far. I got one the next morning too!
For dinner we found a pizza place, between the pizza and ice cream you would have never thought that I’d left Minnesota! Actually though the pizza here is quite a bit different in the states but still really good! After dinner we headed back to the posada for a COLD night! We probably didn’t go to bed until 11 or so but we woke up at least twice. Once at 4am and again at 7am, in my opinion because it was too cold to sleep. Once everyone got motivated in the morning we got some coffee and chicken empanadas for breakfast-yum. SO good, I LOVE chicken empanadas. They are spectacular. After that we ate ice cream and got back on the bus to Mérida.
It's going to be my goal to get a few more blogs posted about the earlier parts of the trip- that way those of you who are wondering what else has been going on can see.
There are more photos below