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... isn't much better. Repulsive food and mediocre entertainment was no reason for me not to take my sleeping tablets (I should have taken two and let them take me off with the luggage). Suffice it to say, it was the longest single journey of my life.
The only ray of sunshine on that otherwise dreary ordeal was Blanca; a lovely 25 year old Venezuelan girl flying home for three months having just competed her MBA in Zurich. 5'3" attractive, tight hour-glass shape, hair ...
... 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 ...
... penthouse, heated swimming pool access, drivers to and from the airport and a lovely birthday dinner.
That said, the best part was spending time with the family. They have an adorable daughter adopted from the U.S. who is almost three years old. Giggling with Lily, teaching her kiddie yoga moves and reading bedtime stories made my heart melt.
Another highlight of the weekend was attending an embassy event ...
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 ...
... I shed the most tears: Colombia
Thing that will be most weird to get used to back in the UK:
Being able to flush toilet paper down the loo.
Showering in warm water.
Thing that I am looking forward to getting used to again: The use of a wardrobe.
Thing I never want to get used to again: Work.
Meal I can still taste: sweet Sorrentinos in Colonia, Uruguay. Way back in January.
Emanuel's Mum, Quimbaya, ...