In Camarones, near the Venezuelan border, lies the Los Flamencos Sanctuary of Fauna and Flora. Here one should be able to see countless Falmingos… So let’s go…
The adventure starts already with the departure in Palomino. We need money and an ATM there is only one place further in Mingueo. To reach only with a local taxi.
What a taxi… in Germany long ago a victim of the scarp press – here standard. Good news, the doors can be opened and closed and the taxi driver smiles life-affirming...
With new Pesos in the bag we picked a local bus (similarly well equipped, just bigger)
Get in, pray and continue to Camarones. Here change again to a Mototaxi. We entrust ouerself to an older Indio. As it turns out, the head of the local tribe. He also becomes our private tour guide.
By mototaxi along the lagoon. Adventurous passages, partly get off the mototaxi, because hardly passable….
After an hour we arrived in a kind of village and are handed over to a fisherman.
He takes us to an island from where we can see the flamingos.
It is a frighteningly poor village and we are the only Gringos far and wide…. We feel a little bit queasy. But should our last hour have struck here, it’s at least a dreamlike scenery.
The lagoon at our feet and on the horizon the Siera Nevada – again one of these unforgettable sights…
The way back then in the official bus with deafening Latino rhythms.
Completely done, totally happy and grateful for this fantastic day.