Backpacking in Venezuela: San Cristobal

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 to San Antonio del Tachira to San Cristobal On the way into San Cristobal I Read more about Backpacking in Venezuela: San Cristobal[…]

My Border Nightmare from Cucuta, Colombia to San Antonio del Tachira, Venezuela

Having got into my shared taxi at Cucuta Bus Station, it was time to head to Venezuela. I had no idea which Venezuelan city we would be heading to in fact, nor did I bother asking. Quite simply because my aim was to be in Caracas the day after, and knowing it was the capital, Read more about My Border Nightmare from Cucuta, Colombia to San Antonio del Tachira, Venezuela[…]

5 Shit Things to Do in Caracas, Venezuela

Backpacking in Venezuela: Caracas/Carcass (Delete As Appropriate)

It’s pretty hard to embrace a shit hole, or to write anything positive about a place you despise or hate. But there’s more to Caracas, and Venezuela than meets the eye. There’s a tough life there – a harsh government and a very odd sense of totally false capitalism. I narrowly escaped a robbery in Read more about Backpacking in Venezuela: Caracas/Carcass (Delete As Appropriate)[…]

Caracas To The Caribbean – 7 Years Too Late…

In 2004 I flirted with the idea of visiting the Caribbean, with my childhood friend Michael McClelland. The reason being, we were mad Northern Ireland fans and Northern Ireland organised a 2 week tour of the tropical islands as a warm up for the 2006 World Cup qualifiers. However, the tour was confirmed in 2003, Read more about Caracas To The Caribbean – 7 Years Too Late…[…]

Jonny Blair hates Caracas in Venezuela

Cracking Up In Caracas – Venezuela, Earth’s Biggest Shit hole

It was bound to happen sooner or later that my magical mystery tour would turn sour and lead me to a place I despise. I feel it right now, this is a live report. I am sat on a comfy settee with sweat dripping down me, I smell terrible, my hair is greasier than a Read more about Cracking Up In Caracas – Venezuela, Earth’s Biggest Shit hole[…]

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