Caracas Travel Blog› entry 1 of 8 › view all entries
June 28th, 2007 – by: Mikeymike15
I felt pretty comfortable with the guy I had chosen (mind you there was no logical reason for picking him other then he flashed me a so called yellow taxi badge). However I was pretty on-guard, especially when he pulled over to a gas station and needed to get gas. However that became uneventful and I ended up at the hotel safe and sound. He actually wanted to exchange my greenbacks for Bolivares and I ended up getting almost double over the official exchange rate.
Regardless, Caracas at night was a very visually stimulating place to see. With mountains on all sides, it was geographically one of the most interesting facades since the entire city was two to three mountains and a valley. The lights of all the shanty towns populated the hill-sides while the city gave off the impression of a hustling metropolis (little did I know that it hid the shanty-town covered reckless-ness the likes of which I had never seen with my own eyes).
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