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    Panoramic View of La Llovizna in July 4 more images

    by atufft Written Jul 5, 2007

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    In this final segment on La Llovizna, simply appreciate these majestic falls with all their power and glory. Note how trees cling to every precipice imaginable. Note also the tremendous volume of mist generated by the torrential flow of water--La Llovizna.

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    Minor Portion of La Llovizna Falls 4 more images

    by atufft Written Jul 5, 2007

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    The dramatic view of the main cascade doesn't come easily. At first one hears the roar of the falls, and then through the foliage, one can glimpse the first views of the minor falls crashing down. Then, at further along, the trail opens to a panorama of La Llovizna, a 20 meter high, but very wide cascade. I hope that you are browsing all these photos carefully, because each is a spectacular image of the falls. In the close up of the main falls, one can clearly see the cranes constructing Guri in the background. How the water was diverted, I don't have a clue, because the casade remains untouched.

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    Pedestrian Bridge at La Llovizna 4 more images

    by atufft Written Jul 5, 2007

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    La Llovizna translated into English means "the drizzle", a name that is more than appropriate because of the steamy mist that's in the air within this part. The amount of water tumbling down toward the Caroni increases in volume as one approaches the main cascade, raising the sense of anticipation. Different sorts of bridges cross over the tributaries. Incidentally, the black tea color of the water is a natural result not of sedimentation but of a chemical released by the roots of a species of tree within the rainforest, so I'm told. Thus, the Caroni is "black" but clear and eventually mixes with the muddy waters of the giant Orinoco.

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    by darlene&mauri Written Dec 2, 2007

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    If you wanna try (for sure) the typical food of Venezuela such as AREPA, CACHAPA, CARAOTAS NEGRAS, etc..then you have to visit one of these restaurants here in Puerto Ordaz:

    - El Bigote de Abuelo
    - Buda Arepera
    - La calle del Hambre
    - Romanina
    - Ercules
    - Portal Grill

    Though you'll find also japanese, mexican, arabic, italian..or in short restaurants that caters internatonal plates...

    Favorite Dish: I love the LAU-LAU in Ercules
    I love the Paella in Romanina
    I love the Arepa in El bigote de Abuelo
    and many many more...

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Ciudad Guayana Transportation

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    Do��a Mecha Under Sail 4 more images

    by atufft Written Jul 5, 2007

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    With the new bridge spanning the Orinoco, it's hard to imagine the ferry service still operating, but at the time we crossed the river, the bridge wasn't there and traffic to the ferry took many hours. Now, maybe the ferry still exists, but the wait is shorter. We really enjoy the thrill of putting the car on the rustic Venezuelan ferries, which provide us the time to step out of the car and appreciate the grandeur of the Rio Orinoco. At Barrancas, there isn't much to see though, so prepare to continue onward to Maturin in Estado Monagas. The price of the ferry is nominal.

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Ciudad Guayana Warnings and Dangers

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    R��o Caron�� at Parque Cachamay (and me)

    by Fakfak Written Mar 24, 2008

    In several maps you can see a land connection between Parque Cachamay/Loefling and Parque La Llovizna, near the Macagua dam. I wanted to visit La Llovizna via this connection and was robbed by four boys with a long knife I saw before fishing in the river. They took money and camera, so better take a taxi...

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