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Colombia or Venezuela for Mid/late May

Postby agustin1981 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:48 pm

Hello. I'm trying to choose Venezuela or Colombia to go mid/late may for 10. Any suggestion?

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Re: Colombia or Venezuela for Mid/late May

Postby Oldpeople » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:12 am

Check wind stats. generally may is the lightest wind month of the year in the caribbean. Maybe cabo vela in colombia. check with Chris Valentine at Coche Kite center on isla coche in venezuela about what he would expect for May.

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Re: Colombia or Venezuela for Mid/late May

Postby agustin1981 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:19 pm

Thank you very much

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Re: Colombia or Venezuela for Mid/late May

Postby agustin1981 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:23 pm

Do you have the link to contact kite center or Chris?

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Re: Colombia or Venezuela for Mid/late May

Postby Oldpeople » Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:21 am

http://www.cochekitesport.com/

Chris is a great guy, and coche is a great place to kite. remember when looking at prices that the official conversion rate is about 6 to the $. the actual black market rate is about 60 to the $
he can tell you about places to stay.

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Re: Colombia or Venezuela for Mid/late May

Postby agustin1981 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:29 pm

Thank you. Is possible to get money change from the black market in Isla Coche?

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Re: Colombia or Venezuela for Mid/late May

Postby Oldpeople » Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:31 am

when I was there about three years ago it was no problem. dollars were easier than euros. But situation in venezuela is fluid to say the least. So need up to date info from chris. My venezuelan friends say that things are a bit sketchy every where in the country now so really I would be checking other places that are definitely safer

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Re: Colombia or Venezuela for Mid/late May

Postby agustin1981 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:00 pm

Thank you for your information

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Re: Colombia or Venezuela for Mid/late May

Postby Kite-adic » Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:14 pm

Oldpeople wrote:when I was there about three years ago it was no problem. dollars were easier than euros. But situation in venezuela is fluid to say the least. So need up to date info from chris. My venezuelan friends say that things are a bit sketchy every where in the country now so really I would be checking other places that are definitely safer


Hi,

Actually the " black market " ( or parallel ) exchange is about 75-81 Bolivars for 1 USD.

There are many students manifestations in the cities. The economical situation is getting really hard on this people ( inflation by more than 58 % in a year ! )

I don't know about Margarita but here in Adicora it is really quiet instead of the busy weeks of the " carnaval " and " semana santa " when the venezuelan crowds invade the site ( i do not recommend to come here in these two events. It is discusting !


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