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Dec 14, 2007 - Salta Angel!!!

We arrived in Cuidad Bolivar thinking we'd missed our tour (it was s'posed to leave at 8:30am, and we didn't arrive till 9am), but the very helpful man that we'd spoken to on the phone was there waiting for us, and whisked us off to the airport to catch our van to La Paragua. Once there, we caught a tiny 5-seater plane to Canaima (very exciting, and stunning scenery!!). That afternoon, we had a boat trip around the lagoon at Canaima to look at the waterfalls there, and then walked up to another (big and very powerful) fall, stripped down to...

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Jan 21, 2007 - VENEZUELA - Angel Falls

Sunday 21st January Crossed the border mid morning and should have got off at Santa Elena but a German girl on the bus told me that we weren't at the depot yet so after a baggage check I got back on the bus. Half an hour later she realised her mistake, that both of us were now flying straight through to Cuidad Guyana, due at 9pm. She decided to get off and hitch when we stopped for a meal break but I stayed on despite not having a ticket. At Guyana the bus driver couldn't understand why on earth I was getting off there and I owned up about...

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Oct 27, 2006 - Angel Falls

In a similar way to Joe Parfitt's gift of being able to identify the qualities of famous people in ordinary folk, we have been unable to avoid recognising traits of you lot in the various people we have met. Already we have encountered a Lindalike, a Gainalike and a British Airways pilot who was so much like Del that Dave kept getting his name wrong. I was quite taken aback however when I came face to face with the Australian identikits of my parents. Jim and Coral are in their 60's and have been living in Caracas since January. Although...

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Takeaway Tales

Sep 21, 2006 - Trek to Salto Angel, Venezuela

Day 2 - Canaima to Angel Falls Trek It was one of those days that we'll always remember. Today was a very challenging, long but highly rewarding day. We woke fairly early to get ready and eat prior to leaving. We were fortunate that no one else was expected to be coming out that morning so we were able to start our journey to the falls in good time. We looked at the maps the previous evening and were told it takes about five hours to get there, and we needed as much daylight as possible to be able to spend time near the falls. We got...

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Jan 20, 2006 - Venezuelanisches Maerchen

Es waren einmal... zwei Touristen, die von einem Engel gehoert hatten, der der groesste seiner Art und im tiefen Tschungel sein soll. Die zwei wollten diesen Engel unbedingt finden. Sie nahmen also nur das wichtigste Gepaeck mit und machten sich auf den Weg. Ein kleiner Cessna-Vogel liess sie auf seinem Ruecken mitfliegen. Sie schwebten ueber wunderschoene grune Landschaften, ueber Flusslaeufe, Sumpfgebiet und riesige Regenwaldflaechen. In Canaima setzte der Vogel die zwei Menschen ab und schickte sie zu ihresgleichen, die sie weiter...

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¡Vamos!

Oct 20, 2005 - Mark at Angel Falls

Mark - Have just returned from Angel Falls, the world's highest waterfall. It's total height is 979m, of which the uninterrupted drop is 807m, about 16 times the height of Niagara - truly one of the natural wonders of the world. From Cartagena I caught a bus to Caracas and then another one down to Ciudad Bolivar. The falls lay deep in the jungle and are totally inaccessible by road, but there is a small airport in the nearby indian village of Canaima - where tours are arranged. From Ciudad Bolivar I caught a 6-seater Cesna plane to Canaima...

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Aug 4, 2005 - Venezuela - Angel Falls

A much aspired to destination, the last of the great waterfalls, having been lucky enough to previously visit Igazzu, Niagra and Victoria Falls. As with this trip, these Falls are superlatives for their height of 979m and an uninterrupted drop of 807m. They were discovered by Jimmie Angel (hence the name) in 1937 when he landed his plane on the top of Auyantepui - a heart shaped tepui known as the Mountain of the God of Evil in local Pemon language. Angel was looking for gold (aren't we all?!) but when he landed his plane it became stuck in...

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Jul 5, 2005 - Angel Falls

After a lazy morning of swimming in the river we departed Kavak by plane to Canaima via Angel Falls. When we got in the plane the pilot informed us that the weather was bad and it will not be possible to see the falls - gutted! Thankfully our route took us close to the falls and just as we reached the turn to Canaima we spotted Angel Falls through a gap in the weather! Hooray!! We circled three times past the falls and attached is the best shot we have. Arriving in Canaima we said goodbye to Monty (our co-tourist) and flew back to Cuidad...

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Jul 4, 2005 - Kavak - Updated 14 August for Nigua picture

Day 7 of our Auyantepuy trek. We arrived at Kavak mid morning and visited the Kavak Canyon in the afternoon followed by a spectacular waterfall. In the evening we were entertained by some traditional dancing and singing and spent a comfortable night sleeping in hammocks under a traditional shelter. We have discovered that Nick has a Nigua (small spider) living in his foot which needs to be removed before it grows, spawns eggs and the problem spreads!

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Jun 29, 2005 - Trek Auyan tepuy

We met our tour guide and excellent chefette for the week, Mirelle in Canaima and our co-tourist Monty. Our flight from Canaima to Uruyen took us past the Angel Falls. Unfortunately there was too much cloud which meant that we were unable to see the full extent of the falls. We arrived in a small Indian village, Uruyen, home to two families where we met our local guides, Santos, Jimmy and Bertoleo. After a refreshing swim in the river and a hearty lunch we started our 8 day trek to the top of the Tepuis (table top mountain) - the same route...

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Apr 10, 2005 - Venezuela - Canaima & The Angel Falls

In Ciudad Boliavar we were met by the agency ADRENALIN EXPLORERS. A guy named Luis picked us up and took us to the office where we had breakfast and used the internet. We cannot reccomend Adrenalin highly enough as they were excellent to us and organised everything. We did not have any Venezuelan Bolivars so Luis took Nick on the back of his motorbike to a cash point. As Nick took some money out, there was a guy lying on the floor who had been beaten up and had all his stuff knicked. He was drunk, but we called a taxi and sent him to a...

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Jun 21, 2004 - Angel Falls - The world's highest waterfall

Next morning we're up with the birds (literally, they are LOUD) and are getting ready for Angel Falls. Back in the boat and after another hour or two we're trecking through the jungle to get to the falls. It's about an hour and a half to the falls, and because it's just the start of the wet season we're told we can get nearer to the top and swim in the pool. Sam and Scott get straight in there but Katie and I bottle and just watch. Whilst there, a (we assume) Venezuelan pulls out a traditional (we think) leather thong thingy and head dress...

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