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Stories and Tips Caracas

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Written by onesundaymorning on 27 Apr, 2007

Before arriving in Venezuela, I heard enough bad things to make me reconsider what I was going there for. Only a month before Chavez won a very controversial election (think Bush-Gore election of 2000), Venezuela was one of the countries on the State Departments list…Read More

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Colonia Tovar

Written by onesundaymorning on 26 Apr, 2007

Nestled in the hills in the Central Mountains, Colonia Tovar takes you out of the beauty of South America and makes you feel like you have entered the Black Forest of Germany. The nearest city, Caracas, is 60km away. Although Tovar seems much like Germany,…Read More

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Costal Explorer

Written by onesundaymorning on 20 Apr, 2007

Squeezing 10 people into the back of a truck, we set off into the Venezuelan jungle for what our tour guide called "costal explorer." We drove though La Jolla and were given told a little about the history. In 1999 there was a horrible flood…Read More

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The Many Faces of Venezuela

Written by Josh S on 06 Jan, 2005

A country of contrasts. That phrase aptly describes the hidden gem of Venezuela. While most American travelers look forward to following the well-trodden Costa Rica-Peru-Belize-Mexico circuit, Venezuela sits almost hidden from view among "norteamericanos," despite being the most accessible South American country, and despite offering an…Read More

Sleeping with Simon Bolivar

Written by baligirl on 04 Nov, 2000

If you ever take a trip to Porlamar, you will likely be forced to spend the night (6 hours) at the Caracas Simon Bolivar airport (or pay for a hotel room for 4 hours, and get yourself to and from the airport ($40) with the…Read More

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