Interesting Tips, Caracas
Favorite thing: drink a lot of fruit juice. Almost every restaurant in Caracas serves fresh fruit juice of many different fruits. The usually offer strawberry, passion fruit, orange, watermelon, papaya, pineapple, etc.
be careful not to exert yourself until you are used to the altitude.
don't wear flashy jewellery or other obvious signs of wealth
stay in a secure hotel
Fondest memory: The best steak I 'ever' ate was in the Hotel Eurobuilding.
yum yum delicious
STAND WHEN THEY PLAY THE NATIONAL ANTHEM OF VENEZUELA
Fondest memory: This is silly but it happened this way. We were on a cruise and the laundry had broken a zipper. They told me that if I bought a zipper, gave me the length, that they would replace it.
So when we got to downtown Caracas, I saw a store that sold sewing supplies but my Spanish was sorely lacking. A beautiful Venezuelan lass waited on me. I did my best, even drawing a picture, trying to get it across to her that I wanted to buy a zipper.
Finally, I reached down and quickly zipped down and right back up again. She jumped back, OH SENOR, then it immediately dawned on her. First she was red with embarassment and then went into uncontrollable laughter, she stepped over to a shelf, got down a box of zippers and made the sale. She exclaimed, 'OH SENOR!'
How can you forget an experience like that?