By Bad Seed
Tandem paragliding high in the Venezuelan Andes in Merida with trained paraglider instructor and expert mountaineer Jose Albarran (aka Piojo) of Fanny Tours and Adventures.
It's a pretty exciting feeling flying over the Chama River valley from the jump off point at Tierra Negra down to Las Gonzalez.
I have to admit, I had a few white knuckle moments during the turns, but Jose was great and made it all seem easy.
That said, after 45 minutes in the air all I wanted was a drink of something strong.
No worries. Jose's friend in Las Gonzalez makes his own chuchuguaza - the strongest cane-alcohol home brew I've ever tried.
I could have done with some chuchuguaza before I put on the harness and jumped off the side of the mountain.
Tierra Negra is at 1,500 metres above sea level and it's a 900-metre descent to the valley floor.
But a few shots of jungle juice certainly hit the spot when I got down again.
Eat your heart out Jack Osbourne.