orange juice and guns in venezuela

The Day A Guy Holding A Gun Gave Me A Free Glass of Orange Juice in Venezuela

It had been a long trip north east of Bogota in Colombia since the previous day and I can’t remember a more dazed or drained experience in my travel history than this particular day and border crossing from Colombia to Venezuela. It was all a bit bizarre and I didn’t really know what was happening Read more about The Day A Guy Holding A Gun Gave Me A Free Glass of Orange Juice in Venezuela[…]

My Border Nightmare from Cucuta, Colombia to San Antonio del Tachira, Venezuela

Having got into my shared taxi at Cucuta Bus Station, it was time to head to Venezuela. I had no idea which Venezuelan city we would be heading to in fact, nor did I bother asking. Quite simply because my aim was to be in Caracas the day after, and knowing it was the capital, Read more about My Border Nightmare from Cucuta, Colombia to San Antonio del Tachira, Venezuela[…]

CuCUTa – CUT bag and CUTting the cord on Colombia *

You could argue that you can’t judge a city in a couple of hours. And yes, you’d probably be right. That said, my three hours or so in the Colombian city of Cucuta left a lingering, lasting impression meaning it is unlikely I’ll ever want to visit Cucuta again. Just to see if there is actually Read more about CuCUTa – CUT bag and CUTting the cord on Colombia *[…]

Colombian Buses: Sopo to Cucuta *

The bus trip from Sopo, a small town to the north east of Bogota to Cucuta, by the Venezuelan border was not one of my more enjoyable journeys, however it did give me an alternative experience, a chance to update my travel notes and save a bit of money. I had enjoyed 5 amazing days Read more about Colombian Buses: Sopo to Cucuta *[…]

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