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caracas

Postby danmason on Thu Oct 02, 2003 12:50 pm

Im in the capital now. I deceided not to stay in central Caracas, as there is a apparently nicer area called Sabana Grande. Im paying a little more than I like to, but for $10 I have a huge room with a big bed, massive bathroom, tv, a/c, and being on the 6th floor the view from my balcony is pretty cool. I dont imagine using the a/c as its about 75f here, and I have a balcony. From the balcony I can look up and down the Sabana Grande pedestrian mall, which is nice and busy. When I was in Colombia I met some dumb travellers who had never been to Caracas because they heard it was 'dangerous', but it seems pretty nice to me. More proof that you have to go somewhere to really know. Youd think they would get past all the hype, considering they were in Colombia, another very safe place that just gets bad press. I know Im ranting here, but think of the murder rate in the USA, compare that to Colombia, and how do you feel safe in the USA?

Anyhow, it is an interesting time here in Caracas. The capitalist minority are trying to oust the president Chavez, who is strongly supported by the lower class. Lots of political tension and change. I gotta see if I can get in on some of that, get some photos, etc. Well, Im starved, gotta run!


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Postby danmason on Fri Oct 10, 2003 3:25 pm

So Im back in Caracas, on my way to the Colombian border. The internet is pretty fast here, so I uploaded a bunch of photos.

Argentina
Moreno Glacier
http://www.danmason.net/gallery/album71

Colombia
Popayan
http://www.danmason.net/gallery/album73

Cali
http://www.danmason.net/gallery/album74

Parque Nacional Tayrona
http://www.danmason.net/gallery/album75

Mushrooms in Tayrona
http://www.danmason.net/gallery/album81

Venezuela
Caracas
http://www.danmason.net/gallery/album78

Maracaibo
http://www.danmason.net/gallery/album79

Juan Griego
http://www.danmason.net/gallery/album80


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