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Staying at the Hotel Floresta in Caracas, Venezuela

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – be very careful if you go backpacking through Venezuela. The country doesn’t stand well with me – I hate it, and put it at the bottom of the list of …

orange juice and guns in venezuela

The Day A Guy Holding A Gun Gave Me A Free Glass of Orange Juice in Venezuela

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It had been a long trip north east of Bogota in Colombia since the previous day and I can’t remember a more dazed or drained experience in my travel history than this particular day and border crossing from Colombia to …

Venezuelan Nachos in the Little Rock Cafe

Friday’s Featured Food: Nachos in Caracas, Venezuela

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Oh heck! I did once say I would never write about Venezuela again as I hate it, but believe it or not, the Nachos I had as my first proper meal in Caracas were totally outstanding. Cheesey, meaty, spicy and …

Jonny Blair got a visa for Suriname in Caracas Venezuela

How to get a Suriname Visa in Venezuela

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On my travels, getting visas can be as much a pain in the ass as a pleasure. From the moment you apply until actually seeing that shining sticker on your passport can be a long winded process. Luckily I’ve been …

Downtown Caracas, Venezuela: Watches, Pickpockets and Cocaine

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Short post here for probably the shortest ever tour I did of a capital city. Unimpressed by Venezuela and due to some problems faced there, I never got to actually see the country properly, or indeed its capital of Caracas. …

The Suriname Visa Struggle: Attempted Muggings, Over Charging, Black Market Exchange Rate, Rip Offs and Just ONE Fucking Nightmare

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One of the joys of travel is without doubt passport decoration; in other words visas, entry stamps and exit stamps. Having been in 68 different countries down the years, this has also involved applying for many visas. Some are easy …

A Normal Trip To The Murder Capital of The World: San Cristobal to Caracas (From La Bandera to Altamira)

Backpacking in Venezuela: My Trip To The Murder Capital of The World: San Cristobal to Caracas (From La Bandera to Altamira)

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It’s unlikely I’ll ever recommend Venezuela as a country to visit as I had so many problems there with various things (money, visas, border, bag checks, banks, attempted muggings, rip offs, the list goes on and Juventus Sponsor) but that’s …

Backpacking in Venezuela: San Cristobal

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I’ll remember San Cristobal in Venezuela, that’s for sure! I arrived there after a long, gruelling bus journey, border crossing and taxi ride. The trip there began the day before in Sopo, Colombia. As documented here: Sopo to Cucuta and here: Cucuta and here: Cucuta …

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