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... for the first available confirmed seats two days later...Caracas, here we come! After an hour or so spent scouting around the airport trying to find a 'safe' looking contact with whom we can do a dodgy bit of dollar dealing, we are back in funds. So it is dark and dangerous outside. Even as we consider whether to risk a taxi, a local couple hurry up to us and tell us to be careful: so many people have been kidnapped in these taxis! Thanks a lot! Hardly a ...
... the locals loved catching me out and whispering the 'cien' so all I heard was 'cinquenta' or 'setenta', so all the bargainous bottles of wine I kept buying at restaurants actually weren't bargainous at all, come cuenta-time.
Anyway, we were too paranoid to go out in Caracas, even to get a drink the next morning waiting for our tour guide to collect us, take us to the airport and rip us off with our first experience with the exchange rate. ...
... indulgent cakes and coffees before using the subway back.
Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas
Angel Said showed me around his campus. Having seen a few English campus', and the wonderful Columbia campus in New York I was surprised that this campus shadowed these! The university is mahoooooosive!! It was awarded UNESCO heritage award due to its Modern Movement in architecture & art pieces. I just found it the most ...
Day 77 March 21 - The ride to Caracas was not too long, again there is the internal debate as to which bus stop is mine. I have a feeling we are getting close to the bus company's bus stop, and I notice a subway stop, so try remember which way the bus goes after that. I am in Caracas, low on US dollars and have zero chance of finding an ATM that issues more so I can change on the black market, so we're into cost saving mode, something I ...
... hours from Iguazu to Buenos Aires.
Longest flight: 4.5 hours Santiago-Easter Island and return.
Most frightening moment: My first earthquake in Santiago Chile.
Most enjoyable bus ride: San Pedro de Atacama - Salta with Martin from Guildford.
Most favourite food:
Dulce de Leche/Arequipe/Manjar... you have to keep your wits about you as they change its name throughout South America, basically its caramel spread.
Arepa con queso y ...