Hotel Venetur Alba Caracas
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I started this trip not wanting to be a cliché, not needing to find myself, but I realize that it has been about recharging. Getting back to that person that has the strength to move mountains, be a whirlwind and do the unconventional.
In my early 20's I was that person, but an uncontrollable, unreasonable and marginally irresponsible one …
So from sunny Carmel we arrived in rainy Caracas having survived American hotels, planes, coffee and the great state of Texas. Arriving here after fourteen hours of travel, the last thing we wanted was to be ripped off by some taxi driver at 11:30 in the night. As a backpacker, when you arrive into an alien country, you usually have your guidebook …
Bugger. We didn´t quite make it to Merida as on our last jaunt onto the Metro we were met with a sea of Venezuelan people all riding the peak hour tube. Not quite sure how it was done but I´m pretty sure that during one of the many bumps and pushes that I experienced somebody very skillfully lifted my cardholder (which contained my Venezulan tube …
We´re losing track of days. That might be because there have been so many already, or because the few that remain are slipping by fast.
After the procession with Chavez on Wednesday, we have had three more days in Caracas. On Thursday we girded our vertigo and took a taxi to the cable car station, which takes you up the mountain to look back over all Caracas. We were neither of us disappointed that it was closed, like a lot of government buildings as part of the week of ...
... exactly what I ordered, usually it's missing some ingredient or it's not cooked the way I asked. But, as my usual saying is "whatever", it's not that big of a deal.
I was pretty tired from the week, so I just went to bed when we got back from the town. Sunday (today) was non eventful. I did run 5 miles on the treadmill, as I'm still trying to train for the 1/2 marathon I may run with my sisters in the near future. Not sure if it will be ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service