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... Chavez. So we back-tracked and took a tip from the guidebook to go by bus up to the old colonial village of El Hatillo.
Transport is working normally, including the big clean metro free all this week. El Hatillo is up on a hilldside but now Caracas suburbs have entirely enclosed it, below, to the sides and above. It“s a pretty colonial-style setup with more four-wheel drives than we“ve seen elsewhere. There“s a huge Aladdin`s cave of a gift shop with things we might have ...
Today I got up somewhat early since I was to meet up with a group of Couchsurfers that were going to climb up El Avila, the mountain range that runs West to East along the Northern border of Caracas. We met up around 10am, but as usual when organizing a large group, we didn't leave for the entryway to el Avila till about 10:45 or 11 and, waiting for others to arrive, we didn’t head up until at least around ...
... of my travel schedule, but I'm keeping up with the workout regime anyway. The rest of my Sunday was spent catching up on work, and reading.
Overall, it was a good weekend, and I didn't feel unsafe at all. I do know that it is dangerous in Caracas, probably more so than any other South American city, but I think in any big city it's dangerous - you just have to be aware and try not to look like a tourist. Until my next post....Have a great day!
... They would always check our passport entry stamp to be sure we were legal.
Sometimes, however, everyone had to get off the bus and line up in rows of men and women. When this happened, it was possible that your ID was checked, or you had to also retrieve your luggage from the storage area and it would be thoroughly searched. Since this was also done by young men, we discovered that the further back in line you are, the more they lose interest in doing the job ...
... an airport pickup and so was able to wave off the couple of men that approached offering to take me to my hotel. The driver spoke a little English. We spent most of the journey trying to identify the word she pronounced “lansky“ which had been the result of recent heavy rain (“landslides“). She also told me about some of the food in Venezuela: arepas were “delicious“ (I“m afraid, not so); and additionally about the Venezuelan New Year custom of ...