After three days in Pui Puy, I decided to go to the south. My plan was get to Ciudad Guayana as soon as possible, where I would be hosted by a CouchSurfer.
I had just 380 km left, but I knew it would take longer in the Venezuelan roads.
I got a ride to Rio Caribe, and they helped me a lot. First, they gave me some money, enough for eating a couple of days. And also they prayed for me so god would come with me on my trips.
I was for the first time in a town in Venezuela on my own. Everybody stared at me. They were not used to see a gringo I guess.
We got to Maturin when it was getting dark, and he advised me to spend the night in the city, because it was really dangerous.
I asked in a hotel, and I decided it was really expensive (3€ per night). So I went back to the road and tried to get a ride to anywhere.
It wasn't as easy as I thought, until a car stopped, and a lady, who was more scared than me, asked me where I was from, why I was hitch-hiking, where I was planning to go and so on.
I got into the car, where I was the 7th passenger.
They offered to take me to a hotel, but I asked them to stay in their place. They thought about it and accepted.
We got to their house, and after the dinner they proposed me to stay a couple of nights, so we could meet each other. They were really nice to me, and I couldn't say no. Those two days became a week. I had an amazing time with them, and everyone in their neighborhood.
They treated me as a son. They gave me everything they had, and it was so difficult for me to say good bye.
I actually consider them my family now, and I'm so looking forward to going to Maturin again to visit the family Seijas.