Travel Blogs from Caracas, Venezuela

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The City of Love (Motels), Caracas, Venezuela travel blog

The City of Love (Motels)

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... I've changed all my US dollars, changed them on the black market but have worked out after hostel, buses, taxes leaving Venezuela and a truck ride over the Colombian border, I have very little left and get a really bad rate when withdrawing from the ...

Touch and Go, Caracas, Venezuela travel blog

Touch and Go

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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Caracas has the most beautiful slums. Sprawling for miles and miles are identical square brick houses with frameless, barred windows. Here and there, there is a house painted in baby blue or baby pink. Occasionally white. As we get closer to the airport, ...

Welcome to Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela travel blog

Welcome to Venezuela

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... next to him and eventually he moves off elsewhere. Not one person on the bus intervenes on my behalf. Rachel decides that Venezuela is a bad place. Once in my seat the journey is a comfortable one and we reach our destination of Cuidad Bolivar early ...

Socialist Revolution & Personal Evolution, Caracas, Venezuela travel blog

Socialist Revolution & Personal Evolution

A travel blog entry by crystalwaitekus

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... , my plan was to take a 32 hour bus from Bogota to Caracas if I was going to be able to afford a visit to Venezuela.  However, after friends who live there pleaded with me to do otherwise, I thought the better of it.  My reasoning was not ...

Crackers, Caracas, Venezuela travel blog

Crackers

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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... ; *** Acceptable *** Arrived in Caracas with two days before our next flight on to Ecuador. Off to explore. Picture attached is classic Venezuela Car. This was our taxi to the hotel and the guy asked if I would like to drive. Brilliant. Arriving in South ...

Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela travel blog

Caracas

A travel blog entry by caznjasonescape

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... " painted on them and "Contribute to our economy: pay your taxes". I find this all very interesting: clearly the people of Venezuela aspire to consumerism but according to the President, Chavez, this country is on a path towards socialism. I read in ...

How did I get here?, Caracas, Venezuela travel blog

How did I get here?

A travel blog entry by kiemce

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... all became very hard - I would have to spend a night in Caracas for the connecting flight blah blah. I had a browse through the Venezuela chapter in my guidebook, and made the executive decision to have a proper crack at seeing a bit of the country. The ...

Crackers in Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela travel blog

Crackers in Caracas

A travel blog entry by tracy_coward

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... I met with some others in my group and we decided to take the cable car to the top of the mountain that overlooked Caracas (according to the guide book, the only tourist attraction in Caracas worth visiting) The top of the mountain was 2,250mtrs and the ...

Lunch with the opposition., Caracas, Venezuela travel blog

Lunch with the opposition.

A travel blog entry by jessica_cdn

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... is almost completely out of hotel rooms. I found one without TOO much difficulty....for a price. Oh well, last night in Venezuela. This place is insane though...there are people EVERYWHERE, and it seems EVERYTHING is politicized. Speaking of which, I ...

What? No booking?!, Caracas, Venezuela travel blog

What? No booking?!

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... on Friday 10 March, after 26 hours aboard a bus from Cartagena, Colombia, we stepped out into the early morning sunlight in Caracas, the crazy capital of Venezuela. A day of killing time lay ahead of us - we were due to check in at about 4.30pm for our ...

Bit nervous in Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela travel blog

Bit nervous in Caracas

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... stage just Ant and S the new ones and ozzies, Swede and other Brit staying with us. Fingers crossed will enjoy rest of day in Caracas as much as have done so far! Next stage of trip is a lot more camping and wildernessy as we have been spoilt with ...

Sun, Sea, Sand and......Diving!, Los Roques, Venezuela travel blog

Sun, Sea, Sand and......Diving!

A travel blog entry by steveanderson

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... was already closed!! It was good to relax here for a couple of days but it was just too quiet! Next stop was Caracas- the bustling capital of Venezuela. We stayed in a hotel in Sabana Grande area of the city- not a safe place to go out after dark but ...

Keeping Safe In Caracas., Caracas, Venezuela travel blog

Keeping Safe In Caracas.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... pleased and proud to have some foreigners wanting to see the University.     So our first impressions of Venezuela, and Caracas in particular, were good.   There is another little matter to talk about in regard to Venezuela, the ...

Damn Christians., Caracas, Venezuela travel blog

Damn Christians.

A travel blog entry by jessica_cdn

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... the city, and then Iīll head back to the bus station to wait for my 8:30pm departure. Pretty blah day, all in all. Although Venezuela seems nice! Itīs just my mood that is blah, not the country or the city! Costs for the day: Bus ticket 25$, juice ...

The Lost World, Caracas, Venezuela travel blog

The Lost World

A travel blog entry by sarahwalsh

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... dull....HA HA, just kidding...they have been fantastic, and I have been to possibly the most beautiful part of the world. To say Venezuela has been a surprise doesnīt quite sum it up. I guess I didn`t have any expectations, and so it has let me be ...

Arriving in a War Zone, Caracas, Venezuela travel blog

Arriving in a War Zone

A travel blog entry by catters

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... whole situation was a free night in a four star hotel, all inclusive - not a bad way to spend your last day in Europe. Caracas... Well commonly you read in guide books that a place is dangerous, that you should avoid certain areas ect.  This can ...

DIARY OF A NICE GUY'S LOSING, Caracas, Venezuela travel blog

DIARY OF A NICE GUY'S LOSING

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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From time to time, during my last week of travel, spent in Caracas, Venezuela, someone would get surprised by my Spanish-speaking abilities and say about me, "El habla igual como un venezolano." (He speaks just as if he was Venezuelan.) At which ...

THEY WERE THE BEST OF TIMES, Caracas, Venezuela travel blog

THEY WERE THE BEST OF TIMES

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... can't leave saying the main thing I've learned was: "All girls are evil." There were too many good times. Even in Venezuela, I still had a good time, with my "panas" (pals), David and Gerardo. One nice thing about Venezuelan friends is that they ...

Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela travel blog

Caracas

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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John and I arrived in Caracas a day early, before meeting up with our group for Venezuela.  We spent the first part of the day exploring the downtown area, which was hopping full of people out doing their last minute Christmas shopping and other ...

Venezuela and Home!, Caracas, Venezuela travel blog

Venezuela and Home!

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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Angel ...

NO-GO CITY, Caracas, Venezuela travel blog

NO-GO CITY

A travel blog entry by prieststrip

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... in the safety of the Marriott until our bodyguards picked us up the following day. Considering the changes that the people of Venezuela have had to endure since the new term of the President, they were in relatively good spirits and positive that his ...

Into South America, Caracas, Venezuela travel blog

Into South America

A travel blog entry by jennandpaul

... airport is mediocre at best.   Miami airport restaurants tend to close before 9pm (except Subway – dinner!).   The Caracas airport checks your baggage tag against the bag take to make sure you don’t make off with someone ...

Atrevete!, Caracas, Venezuela travel blog

Atrevete!

A travel blog entry by samwax

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... my first saturday night on the town. On the way in we collect my aussie mate Joules who has just finished living a proper Caracas horror story I'd recount it here but it might be easier to read his version of events here ...

Brig and Barbs remake

Brig and Barbs remake "the terminal" in Caracas

A travel blog entry by pennyimo

... We consummed vast amounts of coffee, ate a subway (ham and cheese, sweet honey mustard. we noted different salad opportunites in venezuela. good info i know), mourned our lack of reading material and played a lot of card games. 6.00 pm: taken ...

Venezuela may never be the same again, Caracas, Venezuela travel blog

Venezuela may never be the same again

A travel blog entry by paddy1979

Hola mes amigos, well iīve almost survived Venezuelan, headin to Cuba tomorrow so just one more night of good behaviour. Venezuela is a pretty cool place and we ended up doing alot that we intended. First off when we arrived into Caracas we headed east ...

El Coņo De Madre, Caracas, Venezuela travel blog

El Coņo De Madre

A travel blog entry by samwax

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... of view but I manage to get the gist of what they have to say; 'Chavez is a crook', 'the whole thing was obivously rigged', 'Venezuela is soon to become another Cuba', 'it's gonna take more than an election to get rid of this guy', 'time to start thinking ...

Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela travel blog

Caracas

A travel blog entry by davelauren

... could only be paid in cash. We later found out this was not the case, becoming a pain because foreign exchange will not accept Venezuela pesos. So with 10 minutes until boarding I was running around the duty free shop like a headless  trying to spend ...

in Venezuela angekommen, Caracas, Venezuela travel blog

in Venezuela angekommen

A travel blog entry by joe_und_basti

hey! wir sind in venezuela. ist zwar bewoelkt, aber extrem warm. also echt tropisch. schwuel und alles. naja, wir wollten so schnell wie moeglich aus der stadt raus. also haben wir bei ner tourist info gefragt, wo der bus nach maracay faehrt. die haben ...

Itīs All About the Journey, Caracas, Venezuela travel blog

Itīs All About the Journey

A travel blog entry by pchun88

... the vibrations of this amazing Caribbean town.  I will tell you more later.  But for now, I leave you with another Caracas experience:    On my second day in Caracas, I planned a trip to Colonia Tovar, a German village two ...

Back to the big smog, Caracas, Venezuela travel blog

Back to the big smog

A travel blog entry by mnm

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Sun and sand now behind us, we find ourselves, once again in Caracas airport, which we know and loathe! Our attempt to find TAP failed, since this wasnīt a day they had flights, obviously there was no one who worked for them... weīre slowly getting used ...

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