Manamo River Trip - What a Treat! November 22 - December 12, 2011

South America » Venezuela
December 23rd 2011
Published: December 23rd 2011EDIT THIS ENTRY

The whole time we lived in Africa and every time we travel and we find ourselves some place uniquely interesting we refer to it as a “National Geographic moment”. This trip down the Manamo River was a continuous National Geographic moment. Every time we turned around there was another incredible view, amazing sound or unexpected moment. Whether it was waking up at sunrise having our coffee in ... Read Full Entry

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Venezuelan CurrencyVenezuelan Currency
Venezuelan Currency

We didn’t want to keep any of the Venezuelan money so here is a look at a couple of the Bolivare bills we had.
The Government StoreThe Government Store
The Government Store

The government run store sold items to the citizens at reduced prices, but as you can see it did not have much of a selection
Leaving the last anchorage in VenezuelaLeaving the last anchorage in Venezuela
Leaving the last anchorage in Venezuela

Our last view of Pedernales when we left to cross the Gulf of Paria back to Trinidad.
Some of the handiworkSome of the handiwork
Some of the handiwork

Here is just a small sampling of the various handicrafts we traded for with the Wareo Indians. We really enjoyed trading with the actually people that made the item. We now have lots to add to our Botswana collection!
Blowing Bubbles for the KidsBlowing Bubbles for the Kids
Blowing Bubbles for the Kids

We had lots of fun when Bob got out the bubbles so they could try catching them!
Does it fit?Does it fit?
Does it fit?

After trying it on, they changed their mind on this trade. Looks like it was the right decision.

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