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... English translation. He was yellow, big-headed, aloof and on a rock (well..a tree) so the description fit well. When we get the photos off the camera you'll see what I mean. We then ventured further and saw an escapee iguana with a crazy mohican, crocodiles, turtles, and very hilarious monkeys. All for free in the park. Not bad. Our next stop was a café recommended by the very useful Lonely Planet, the Coupa Café. We chose it mainly for its free wifi, if we're honest, but the ...
Well, once again I find myself in my least favorite city for work. Caracas. Sometimes you gotta do things and go places you really don't like in the hopes that the higher ups recognize your sacrafice. Not sure if that's going to happen in my current situation, but all I can do is try.
I left Monday, March 19th, (finally a 'real' travel day) flew to New York, and then on to ...
... tuxedo's or suits. I was transformed into a latino women with two hours, alot of hair pins and enough hair lacquer that if anyone lit a cigarette near me I'd go up in smoke.
It's traditional for pre-wedding photos at the family of the bride's home and this is where the big evening all started. The service was lovely, no actually hymn singing like we are used to but lots of music and a choir. My favourite part of the wedding celebrations ...
... giant ocean freighters docked along the river. However as on so many occasions on our trip expectations were massively exceeded. The only tourist sight in Manaus worthy of note is the enormous and grand Teatro Amazonas opera house constructed by the Portuguese in 1896 almost entirely of materials imported from Europe. However at the end of each season the Opera moves outside with a weekend of performance staged for free with the huge opera house as a backdrop. Purely ...
... and tomb, government buildings and a bunch of old stuff. It was a typical Latin American political centre with colonial buildings, churches, statues of national heroes and lots of flags, so nothing to report here.
Crime and the Political Situation
Crime is all around you Caracas. Not just petty theft, but violent armed robbery, kidnapping and murder. And Chavez has done nothing to combat it, concentrating his energy more ...
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