With the other two of our mates from team Venezuela already gone Paul and I decided to stay for Christmas prior to heading back into Colombia. But before we left we knew our Christmas dinner would not be complete unless we tried a traditional Venezuelan holiday feast.
The traditional Venezuelan Christmas dinner is called Hayaca. It consisted of: potato salad; slice of beef with gravy; a sandwich roll with ham, cheese and raisons. And finally a beef (similar to ground beef) wrapped in a ground corn base.
All in all not to bad
Spiced apples for dessert
I will admit I had a love hate for Venezuela. The country had some great scenery, but the traffic and the way the drivers drove (without regards to life) actually got to me.
I guess a big part of it was because I was hit twice while in Venezuela. The first time while in a line up of cars waiting to go over a potholed area. The truck behind me decided to give me a nudge and I do not know if it was on purpose or just a lack of attention I saw so often.
The second time while sitting waiting in line for fuel a truck decide (once again due to impatience and lack of attention/driving skills) to nudge ahead a actually nocked me and the bike over.
In both cases I was standing still and no damage was done, but I had enough by then. Even after all that I am glad I went and I do want to leave the country on a positive note so here are some random pictures.