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Half-Day Historical Tour of Caracas
"Start your tour in the historic center from Plaza Bolívar originally called Plaza de Armas. It adopted its current name in 1883 on the hundredth’s birthday of Simón Bolívar. The four corners that surround the plaza are occupied by important buildings of big historic relevance as the Caracas Cathedral the government Palace the City Hall the Yellow House and The Capitol (Congress of Venezuela). Simón Bolívar birthplace is next a colonial house enriched by precious pieces of that period and paintings by famous artists such as Tito Salas who captured the most important highlights of El Libertador’s life. Visit to the Capitolio
From $67.00
 
El Hatillo Day Trip from Caracas
"The tour stars in the historic center from Plaza Bolivar originally called Plaza de Armas. The four corners that surround the plaza are occupied by imposing buildings of great historic relevance as the Caracas Cathedral the government Palace the City Hall the Yellow House and The Capitol (Congress of Venezuela). See the Simon Bolivar’s birthplace which is a colonial house next to Bolivar Square
From $93.00
 
Caracas Sightseeing Tour Including Cable Car Ride and Lunch
"Starting in the historic center from Plaza Bolívar originally called Plaza de Armas. It adopted its current name in 1883 on the hundredth birthday of Simón Bolívar. The four corners that surround the plaza are occupied by importsnt buildings of big historic relevance; Caracas Cathedral the government Palace the City Hall the Yellow House and The Capitol (Congress of Venezuela). Simón Bolívar birthplace is next on the list a colonial house enriched by precious pieces of that period and paintings by famous artists such as Tito Salas who captured the most important highlights of El Libertador’s life. Visit to the Capitolio
From $100.00

Cultural Tips Tips (48)

IS NOT COFFEE IS "CAFE"!!!

Venezuelan coffee is one of the best coffees in the world. Many coffee specialists from other countries have said and written this. Is true. Or coffee is great. The local brand I buy is called "San...
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carolinaEspada
Dec 28, 2003

WE VENEZUELANS ARE ALL EXPERTS

Oh yes we are. We are experts in EVERYTHING. We might have no clue of what we are talking about, we might have no idea about the issue that is under discussion, but, oh boy!!!, are we willing to give...
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carolinaEspada
Dec 20, 2003

GOT A FLU?

If you?ve got a regular flu, this is what I take:1. Dequadin (regular, mint, lemon, orange flavor...). That is for your sore throat. Put a pill on you mouth, dont chew it, dont eat it.Let it disolve....
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carolinaEspada
Dec 20, 2003

BE PREPARED FOR SEXUAL HARRASMENT. YOU´LL LOVE IT!

LADIES: If you are walking alone or with a girl friend, be prepared for men´s compliments, flatteries and even some vulgar propositions . If your are acompanied by a man, no other man will dare to say...
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carolinaEspada
Dec 03, 2003

REMEMBER HOT PANTS???...

Forget Hot Pants!!!My newest VT-friend, Selene, just wrote this to me: "Hi Carola,I was just reading your Caracas pages and laughing... very nice, thanks for the tips. BTW I have one question for you:...
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carolinaEspada
Dec 02, 2003

Money bussiness...

That is something very private for a venezuelan, who will never talk about how much she/he makes a year, or a month, or a day or per hour. Or in a free-lance job.Venezuelans are shocked by the way...
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carolinaEspada
Aug 16, 2003

Please... dont talk about the weather.

Caracas in "the city of the eternal spring". Our temperature all year long is around 75-80 degrees farenheit. We have two seasons in Venezuela: dry season and rainy season. The rainy one usually...
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carolinaEspada
Aug 16, 2003

BRACE YOURSELF! YOU HAVE TO TALK!

Venezuelan are highly talkative people, so be prepared. If you are on a bus, in a line, on an elevator, at the bank, in a park, at a coffee shop, at a dentist, ANYWHERE, venezuelans will be ready and...
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carolinaEspada
Feb 09, 2003

Take showers! Brush your teeth!

Once, working a t.v. show as a writter, I asked my boss Peter Norman (an australian adorable guy who has lived all over the world) what did he find most peculiar about us, venezuelans.- You brush your...
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carolinaEspada
Feb 09, 2003

The popularity of the Venezuelan flag

Before Hugo Chavez (our "President", or should I say dictator?) the Venezuelan flag wasn't very popular. There was a lot of people who didn't even have one (including us). Now, ever since the...
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AleMich13
Jan 14, 2003

1. People don't split the...

1. People don't split the bill when at a restaurant. The people you are dining with will always try to pay the bill. The best idea is to take turns paying the bill. In order to do this, you have to be...
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CLillard
Aug 24, 2002

Caracas is a city with high...

Caracas is a city with high income gaps between the lowest and the highest.be sensitive to the people with whom you are engaging in either business or pleasure.Try to learn some of the language before...
stevenmiles
Aug 24, 2002
 
 
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Things to Do Near Caracas

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Avila National Park

Along the northern side of Caracas is the mountain range Cordillera de Ávila. Here there is a national park with may hiking trails and a great diversity of wildlife. To the peak of El Ávila (2175m)...
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Old Caracas (Centro)

CARACAS IS A VERY UNSAFE AND DANGEROUS PLACE TO VISIT. AFTER 8PM YOU CANT GO OUTSIDE UNLESS YOU WANNA BE DEATH. I FLOWN FROM CANADA TO VENEZUELA. AND LET ME TELL YOU. IN JUST ONE WEEK I WAS STOLEN...
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Museums

The Museum of Modern Art is one of the best of its kind in Latin America. It was inaugurated in 1973 and on 16 000 sq metres there are both permanent and temporary exhibitions. In the permanent...
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Urban Parks & Plazas

The entrance to the Botanical Garden is just next to the entrance to the University. On 70 hectare there are over 2200 species and all together 150 000 plants. There are a few greenhouses and there...
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El Hatillo

If you want to buy some authentic venezuelan craft, El Hatillo is the place to be. There are a lot of different stores, selling different things. There is one store that has it all. It's so big you...
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Teresa Carreno performing arts center

This is a cultural centre between Parque Central and the Natural Science Museum. The large, grey building has a retro-feel and is not particularly attractive. But if you have nothing planned for the...
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