September 13, 2006 GMT
(2) Venezuela: Further North

It was 36C. The humidity was 3 times that but it didn't rain. How could that be? I don't know...maybe my calculation was wrong. I felt like I was standing in a rainstorm. I looked like I was standing in a rainstorm, but the sky was blue...cloudless...full sun.

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Posted by Robert Bielesch at 01:08 AM GMT
(3) Venezuela: Moving West with Black Ice

In Barcelona 5 roads merged into 1...10 lanes into 2. The traffic snarled. The temperature rose to 40C and with it the tempers. The bike baked and so did I.

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Posted by Robert Bielesch at 02:18 AM GMT
September 14, 2006 GMT
(4) Venezuela: Little Germany

Yesterday I had only half a plan, so I stayed up late studying and came up with three quarters of a plan. I wanted to get on the west side of Caracas without going through Caracas and yet not spend the entire day doing it.

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Posted by Robert Bielesch at 05:55 PM GMT
September 17, 2006 GMT
(5) Venezuela: Moving West

It was with reluctance that I left Colonia Tovar. Such a nice, pleasant and relaxed place was hard to find here in Venezuela. Without the pressures and chaos of traffic and the mad crush of markets in the streets, a pleasant lifestyle greeted those who called this place home.

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Posted by Robert Bielesch at 12:38 AM GMT
September 24, 2006 GMT
(6) Venezuela: The End Of An Era

With the premeditated precision of a guided missile I made good my exit from Venezuela. I had been through the mess that was Central America too many times and the prospect of passing through in the wet season appealed even less. I made a clean break.

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Posted by Robert Bielesch at 12:46 AM GMT
 
 

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