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2007-01-26  Venezuela, Cuba, Peru. 2/12-15/01.



We started our trip in Rome, where we spend two days with our friends Giorgio and Susi going over our planned route (http://www.roundtheworld.pl/news.php?nID=57&gID=16).
Equipped with plenty of hints we headed to Venezuela. We tried to avoid Caracas, but it is hard since international airport is there. It is considered among most dangerous places in South America. We quickly reached a small village of Choroni (pics here:
http://www.roundtheworld.pl/news.php?nID=39&gID=12
http://www.roundtheworld.pl/news.php?nID=40&gID=12
http://www.roundtheworld.pl/news.php?nID=41&gID=12
http://www.roundtheworld.pl/news.php?nID=42&gID=12 ).
After few days on the beach we went for a 6-day hike to discover amazing table mountain - Roroima. It is hard to describe it with words. Try the pictures: 
http://www.roundtheworld.pl/news.php?nID=43&gID=12
http://www.roundtheworld.pl/news.php?nID=46&gID=12
http://www.roundtheworld.pl/news.php?nID=44&gID=12 (Ciudad Bolivar at Orinoko, transit point to Roroima)
http://www.roundtheworld.pl/news.php?nID=45&gID=12 (Gran Sabama, at the feet of Roroima)
We finished our stay in Vezezuela spending a night at Gabriel's place (we met him via www.hospitalityclub.org ). With him as a guide we safely got to see the best and the worst of Caracas (pics here: http://www.roundtheworld.pl/news.php?nID=52&gID=12 ). We also learned that not all the Venezuelans are happy about president Chavez giving out their oil to anyone who thinks that Fidel Castro is cool.
Later we flew to Havana for 5 days. We would like to confirm that Fidel's economical experiment is a total failure. Havana is a beautiful colonial city but without investments it turns into a ruin (pics here: http://www.roundtheworld.pl/news.php?nID=51&gID=12 ). No one has to worry about being mugged, but people will try to cheat you in a friendly way. Tourists are engaged in conversations very often. Friendly young couples will ask where from you are and how long in Cuba. If you tell them that it is one of your first days, you just became a pray. They'll try to take you to restaurants where you'll pay 3 times more than elsewhere, and later will take commision on that. It is really hard to trust people in Cuba, since most of them perceive you as a money bag. We are happy we have seen Havana but it was by far the poorest place on our trail.
A day before Christmas we arrived in Lima, Peru. We really enjoyed our time here. In Lima itself we were hosted by our friend Daniel Menendez and his wonderful slovenian girlfriend Iza
(http://www.roundtheworld.pl/news.php?nID=61&gID=16 ). We met Daniel when we all studied in Jonkoping, Sweden (2002). Christmas with their family was a great experience (pics here: http://www.roundtheworld.pl/news.php?nID=55&gID=12 ). We really enjoyed our time there and we really have trouble finally leaving their place. While writing this, we are actually on the way to Lima for the third time :-) One of the highligthts of this trip is meeting people, sharing thoughts, seeing how they live. Thanks to Giorgio and Susi in Lima we met Eduardo and his family (pics here: http://www.roundtheworld.pl/news.php?nID=62&gID=16 ).
From the backpacker's point of view Peru, especially in the low season, is a paradise: stunning sights, dirt cheap quality hotels, superb food, great bargains. We never paid more then 10USD for a comfortable room with bathroom (in Poland to get similar service one would have to pay at least 40USD), we spent 4 days in a luxurious jungle lodge (www.inkaterra.com; our pics: http://www.roundtheworld.pl/news.php?nID=76&gID=12 ) paying a price you do not find on their website and we kept eating in really nice restaurants.
Every place we visited in Peru was memorable – cosy Arequipa with stunning Colca canion (http://www.roundtheworld.pl/news.php?nID=70&gID=12 ), natives dominated Titicaca lake (http://www.roundtheworld.pl/news.php?nID=72&gID=12 ) or majestic Cusco with mysterious Machu Picchu (http://www.roundtheworld.pl/news.php?nID=75&gID=12 ). Although we spent here 3 weeks we can't help feeling that we have more things still to see than we saw.
From Peru we backtracked to Ecuador to see Galapagos Islands. It is commonly refered to as wildlife experience of a lifetime. A title well deserved. It is one of few places on the planet where animals do not fear the most dangerous of all predators - the man. Again pictures will make the best comment: http://www.roundtheworld.pl/news.php?nID=92&gID=0 . Finally, although not quite voluntary, stuck in Guayaquil, we discovered the beauty of the city and had fun watching Happy Feet in their ultramodern Imax (http://www.roundtheworld.pl/news.php?nID=93&gID=0 ).



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