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Travel Blogs from Caracas

Protestors in Caracas!

A travel blog entry by cgp

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I would love to tell you that all of Caracas is beautiful, but the shanty towns built around the edges and terrifying amounts of traffic make me cringe a little. The country is beautiful, and there are tons of nice buildings, but this place is a bit crazy. I almost got hit trying to get out of the cab in front of our hotel! The hotel is a bit plain looking, but the rooms are nice and the beds are comfy. I can’t wait to hit the town, ...

Back to work.....

A travel blog entry by cj1s17

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... I will say once I got on the plane in Miami, headed to Caracas, I slept most of the flight.

The driver was waiting for me at the airport, although he didn't look like his picture, however, it was a quick 45 min. ride into the city. I don't think I mentioned this before, but the airport is at sea level, and you have to take this 2 lane highway (2 lanes each direction) up through the hills to get to the city ...

The City of Love (Motels)

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... about not being in Caracas after 9pm. The bar is great, I think about my time in New York and all the dates that I went on, this would be perfect for a 2nd or 3rd date, a great view, amazing cocktails though I would have to keep the light bulb thoughts to myself. In some ways I miss the excitement of the dating game, though I do not miss the disappointment.

After slowly finishing my drink and head back to the hostel. ...

Chavistas, Criminals and some Colonial Buildings

A travel blog entry by alex.dbarnes

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... and strict currency controls, the official excahnge rate of US$ to Boilvars (BFs) is only 4Bfs to $1. To combat this, a highly illegal parallel black market called the "dólar paralelo" exists, where the exchange rate is approximately 8 BFs to $1. Therefore, if I used my card in a cash machine or changed money at an official place I would only get half the amount of BFs for the same amount of $$$! Luckily, I've made some clandestine dealings and ...

Discovering lost worlds

A travel blog entry by rachelandmike

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... somewhere that it’s technically illegal to climb the tepuis, but the multiple licensed trekking agencies in Santa Elena that send organised groups up daily indicates that this offence is not prosecuted to the full extent of Venezuelan law! There are 360 such table mountains in the world, 300 of which are here in Venezuela, seemingly impenetrable rock masses rising sheer-sided from the savannah lands around. The near-vertical walls ...

     

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