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 …
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... choked with traffic that runs through and around the metropolitan area. People in Caracas spend a lot of their time sitting in traffic. It's just as well that petrol is ludicrously cheap - about $0.18 per gallon! The posh residential areas are manicured and overall it is a very green city with lots of trees and parks. In the background the mountains are green too. We visited the historic centre and the home of Venezuela's most famous son, Simon ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet