InterContinental Tamanaco Caracas
Travel Blogs from Caracas
Originally it was my plan to enter Venezuela by bus, stopping for 2 days in Maracaibo and continuing on to Mérida where my tour starts. But unfortunately, it had rained a lot and there had been several landslides and floods blocking the roads and additionally bridges that had fallen down. Therefore the border crossing from Columbia to Venezuela was …
... we realise we have taken for granted. After a lazy, langorous morning and a generous breakfast without a flake of porridge in sight, we divest ourselves of anything remotely valuable: watches, sunglasses, earrings (Mala's, not mine, I should clarify), cameras, wallets, and don the cleanest, most nondescript clothing we can find, and head off to explore Caracas: Las Mercedes, the expensive and otherwise 'safe' suburb in which our hotel is located; risking a ...
We arrived in Venezuela's capital two days before our flight to Brazil - just enough time to see what the city had to offer. Most of the sights in the centre of Caracas were somehow related to Simon Bolivar, a Venezuelan who was largely responsible for not only the independence of Venezuela but much of the rest of South America as well. It also happens to be the 200 ...
... very quiet points during a debate of some sort and his lady friend couldn't stop agreeing with him. Although, I guess she must have made comments that he didn't approve of because if sounded like she was getting her bottom slapped. The helpful love motel owner knocked on the door to remind them that their hour of conversation was up. Luckily, I had headphones, I felt it was a private discussion that I needn't hear! It was close to 5pm, ...
... it in time. He had to get the papers cleared before the flight boarded at 4pm. At 3:15, a woman told me to follow her. We went back to immigration, and I thought I was free. Then I panicked that I was just going down to get my passport, which they had confiscated, so that I could get on the flight. Thankfully, my passport was stamped and I was set free. I caught a taxi to the boatyard and was finally safe.
Then began my boating adventure. ...
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