Travel Blogs from Caracas
Ok, so, nothing like a bit of drama to start... I´m in Caracas (whoop whoop) with no luggage :´( Booo. Thanks B.A. It´s been over 24 hours now & i´ve been promised delivery tomorrow. I hope so - I intended to leave here on Monday. I´ve only seen Caracas for an hour in daylight after we landed this evening. Home to around 4m people, it´s located …
Before even arriving in Caracas I was given a flavour of what to expect, I sat on the plane next to a diplomat from Isreal who worked in the Embassy in Caracas. He advised me to take off all my jewellery before leaving the airport and that the area in which I was staying was not a safe area, all this before I had even landed. I took a taxi from the …
... it as their own!! Still with the Hilton standards- it was amazing!!
Checked in and met the wonderful Said. I was slightly concerned about going around town as all the reviews pointed out that Caracas is not the safest of towns. Angel Said helpfully pointed out the highlights from the hotel windows and the safe zones!!
Spent the next few days with Angel Said after his shifts and explored the town. Amazingly he knew a ...
... a ginger gringo before, the tug on a mothers arm and a point in my direction. If I'm near, I'll smile and say Hola, haha, I also say Hola to the stray dogs. I walk and walk and am lost in my own world. It's great to one day look back and say, yes I was in Caracas. minding my own business and mostly being left alone. A few people either spat near the floor where my feet are or flick cigarettes in my direction, but this is the ...
... br> A bikini.
An exercise book for Spanish lessons.
Things I am glad I bought:
Brand new clothes. Even they wear out after constant use for 6 months.
Dad's Spanish Dictionary... I have NO IDEA why I didn't think I needed one.
My guidebook (Wilson) purchased at top dollar from Heathrow as I left.
Number and type of good luck charms: 5
Little voodoo doll from Lucy.
Leather cake shaped luggage tag from Kirsten.