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Travel through Australia 2012

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Street art in Melbourne

I was impressed by the amount and quality of the graffiti in Melbourne, specially around Fitzroy. The neighborhood is an ecletic mistures of cafes, shops and vintage places, and here the street art goes with this variety with colors, shapes and shadows. It is like an organic garden of collors invading the squares architecture of the neighborhood. With this diversity of street art, Melbourne is considered the  “Stencil Graffiti Capital,” not only Fitzroy but all over the city one can find different types of stencil and graffiti. I saw that there was some tours to see the work of these street artists, a tip could be the “Melbourne Street Art Tours”. I didn’t take the tour. In general I don’t like guided tours, and I imagine that the way I would enjoy these artwork would be different in a tour. I prefer to go without a group, on my pace, and if interest me, if I need no know more, I can came back to the place (or museum) and then, on the second visit, I take the tour...

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Travel through Venezuela 2012


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Los Roques scuba dive info

Here it is some info on my scuba diving in Los Roques. I used Dive Board, an online dive logbook. Links on my dives in Los Roques.

dive_dia1 1º dive: La Buceadora: http://www.diveboard.com/karla.brunet/D6jYboN
Date: 2012-07-24 – 09:37 Max Depth: 19.9m Duration:45mins

2º dive: Aquario Morrito: http://www.diveboard.com/karla.brunet/D6nDGUq
Date: 2012-07-24 – 12:29 Max Depth: 18.7m Duration:49mins

dive_dia23º dive: Piedra Ahogada: http://www.diveboard.com/karla.brunet/D6cFIRR
Date: 2012-07-25 – 09:20 Max Depth: 19.9m Duration:41mins

4º dive: Madrisquí: http://www.diveboard.com/karla.brunet/D6ftx7u
Date: 2012-07-25 – 11:20 Max Depth: 15.7m Duration:45mins

5º dive: Maceta De Cote: dive_dia3http://www.diveboard.com/karla.brunet/D6Uvz4V
Date: 2012-07-25 – 11:20 Max Depth: 22.7m Duration:45mins

6º dive: Boca De Cote: http://www.diveboard.com/karla.brunet/D6Yadky
Date: 2012-07-25 – 11:20 Max Depth: 22.7m Duration:45mins

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Dos Mosquices and Cayo de Agua

Dos Mosquices and Cayo de Agua are considered the far away islands; they are about one hour by boat from Gran Roque. As the landscape is beautiful, I did not notice the time pass by. The first stop was Dos Mosquices where we visited “their Tamar”, a center for research and turtle preservation. The biologists told us about the turtles in the tanks, the species we can find in the archipelago and about the preservation work they develop.

After, our stop was Cayo de Agua, considered by many the most beautiful of the archipelago (see Carlos Quintana interview). The place is actually beautiful, the paradise. There is two islands linked by thin tripe of white sand and the sea is a bluish green gradient. The day was diving, walking on the sand until the lighthouse and sleeping under the shade. Everything one deserves on vacation. The place radiated tranquility, peace, and silence. It is impossible not to go back reinvigorated after a day around there.

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Interview with Otto Daniel Naranjo – Divemaster

A short interview I did with Otto Daniel Naranjo in Gran Roque, Los Roques. Otto is a divemaster at Ecobuzos and talks about the dives in Los Roques. He suggests dive-sites for beginners and advanced divers.




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El Morrito – dive site in Los Roques

El Morrito is an incredible dive site in Los Roques. It is calm, very colorful, lots of little fishes, and what I like the most: a wreck. I recommend this dive site.
See the videos of the wreck.

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Noronsquí, Crasquí and Rabusquí

My first tour to the islands in Los Roques was to Crasquí. I had been in the island before on a stop from a dive. What impressed me a lot on the site was a “sea of conch sells”. Yes, in a part of the beach I could not see the sand, large conch shells, beautiful and impressive at the same time, covered the ground. It was worth it the trip only to see this surreal place.

On the way to Craqui, we stopped in Noronsqui to enjoy the beach, I stay some time observing the small lizards, they were ugly and had some strange feet. In Crasquí it was snorkel, lie on the sand, sleep and read…

The best part of the trip, in my humble opinion, was the stop in Rabusqui on the way back to Gran Roque. It was a sea of sea stars; I had never seen something like that. White sand, transparent water and dozens of sea stars spread all over the ground, it was like seeing a sky drawn underwater. Even though it was late afternoon and sunlight not so strong, it was impacting...

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First day of diving in Los Roques

A little bit of the underwater feeling on the first day of diving in Los Roques. Dive sites were La Buceadora and El Morrito. And for the ones who like a bar anywhere, here in the depths of the sea we found a table with some bottles.

Mergulho/Dive 1a – Los Roques, Venezuela from Karla Brunet on Vimeo.

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Pablo and Otto – divemaster in Los Roques

My guides for the dives in Los Roques. Divemasters at Ecobuzos.

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