T MINUS TWO
17.02.2011 - 02.03.2011
It’s finally that time of the year … Time to pack snorkels, order foreign currency and get the passports ready for our annual February adventure. This year, because of uncertain future work situation due to the sale of our company, we opted for a slightly shorter trip and a destination somewhat closer to home. The countdown is T minus 2 days before we board a big metal bird destination: Los Roques. You know we love our beach vacations but also enjoy going off the beaten path. We found this place in some online article about The world's 10 best hidden travel gems. Los Roques is an archipelago off the coast of Venezuela made of hundreds of small islands, cayes, and sand bars. It was deemed a National park in the ’70's which has helped prevent over development of the islands. Only one island – El Gran Roque – is inhabited in the archipelago. No massive five stars resorts on the island either.. only small ins and B&Bs (called Posadas) , mostly old fisherman’s houses renovated into guest accommodations, are available for tourists.
We will be staying at Posada Movida which has 6 guest rooms and only one dinner table for everyone. That’s right, all breakfasts and dinners are served family style there. The most intriguing part of the trip is to know where our fellow eating buddies will be from. Not too many Canadians and Americans travel to Los Roques so it will be interesting to see what nationality everyone is and what language they will speak. Better put a few translating apps on our smart phones!!
Our plane leaves Boston on February 17th at 4:00pm and arrives in Caracas, Venezuela at 6:00am the next day. From there, we have to take a tiny little dinky plane over to the island which takes about 45 minutes. You tube is a very very evil thing let me tell ya! I’ve seen videos of the flight and landing at Los Roques. Been having nightmares ever since. So… IF we survive this plane ride, we will be blogging throughout our vacation as we have been in our last couple of trips. I hope you will enjoy accompanying us along our journey and hopefully inspire you for your next trip. Until then, does anyone has some extra chill pills they could spare to help take the edge off during my flight?? Anyone???