Ray Charles and me: stories from Venezuela August 23rd 2006 Here evereything began
Well, not exactly: I've been a cyclist since I was 6 years old, and have used bike both as a vehicle and for sport & travel ever since then.
But Venezuela was the very moment when I understood that from then and on I was gonna travel abroad only by bike. It happened after I noticed that though the places I saw during my 2 weeks of cycling in Venezuela weren't the most beauti ... read more
South America » Venezuela » Andean » Mérida 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
The real essence of cyclism as a way of life lies in the 10 months a year in which I merely live and work at my hometown: arriving everywhere (inc. dates, banks, work, parties and weddings) wearing strange cycling clothes; changing clothes in public toilets, behind parking cars and in the open field; asking "may I take a shower?" at the moment of arrival to a friend's house; living the full happy life of he who doesn't have a private car nor TV.
About all of this you will NOT read at this blog.
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