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Venezuela’s Merida State in Photos

Ice cream parlour, Haji.

View of Pico Bolivar from Merida city.

View of Pico Bolivar from Merida city

Mountain flowers.

Mountain flowers

The shy, gentle oso andino (spectacled bear) is native to the Andes.

The shy, gentle oso andino (spectacled bear) is native to the Andes.

Haji village.

Jaji village

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Frailejones, a soft, vaguely cactus-like plant that grows throughout Merida's mountains. Makes a good cup of tea.

Frailejones, a soft, vaguely cactus-like plant that grows throughout Merida’s mountains. Makes a good cup of tea.

Farmhouse

Farmhouse

View from Santa Cristo Pass, near Gavidia.

View from Santa Cristo Pass, near Gavidia

View of Pico Humboldt from Laguna Santo Cristo, near Gavidia.

View of Pico Humboldt from Laguna Santo Cristo, near Gavidia

Merida's colonial centre.

Merida’s colonial centre

Campesinos near Bailadores.

Campesinos near Bailadores

Los Nevados

Los Nevados

Performers in Merida city.

Performers in Merida city

Mountain landscape near Los Nevados.

Mountain landscape near Los Nevados

Farmhouse near Bailadores.

Farmhouse near Bailadores

Plaza Bolivar, Merida city.

Plaza Bolivar, Merida city

Merida city.

Merida city

Gavidia village

Gavidia village

Green bananas.

Green bananas

Farmhouse, with Pico Leon behind

Farmhouse, with Pico Leon behind

Flower farm near Bailadores

Flower farm near Bailadores

La Culata

La Culata

4 Comments on Venezuela’s Merida State in Photos

  1. Hey Raughn. I just discovered your blog, and am very much entertained. I’ve decided I must travel to Mérida as soon as the opportunity arises- it looks like a different country entirely from the one I know. These are great images. In the B&W ‘performers’ pic, the guy on the right is named Gabo. He plays a mean accordion, did you see?

    • yo thanks zoe! glad u like it! merida is stunning. one of the most beautiful places in the world. still, i wish id visited ur side of the country…

  2. Thanks Ryan for all the photos of Merida and surrenders. I lived there for ten years still have my best friend Eli who live en el Pedregal. I love Merida .I was born in Cd Bolivar city but studied and
    graduate as architect in Merida. I like your blog and your opinions are surprising fairly down to earth. I live now in Toronto for 20 years since I never come back to Venezuela .I am planning to visited anytime in 2015 .So your pictures are refreshing my memories
    keep good work
    Rafael Gomez

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