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Power Source and outlets:  Voltage: 120 V / Frequency: 60 Hz / Power sockets: type A / B
*LINK TO POWER OUTLET AND PLUGS IMAGE CHART* 


***Be safe, be street smart, the people are beautiful, but they are all going through a crisis.  Do not venture out on the streets at night, protect your belongings.*** Caracas can be dangerous***


SIM CARDS:  

As usual, in order to use your personal cell phone in another country with a local SIM Card, you have to have your own device UNLOCKED.  There are currently no International calls from cell phones from Venezuela.


PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

Taxis are regulated and have yellow license plates.


In general, Taxi's and the Metro system should be used before having to use the buses.


Metro:

Caracas 

The Caracas Metro System is the most important public transportation method in the city. The system includes four main underground lines and several secondary bus routes.


Buses:

Buses are run by multiple companies, not easily mapped out, but easily accessible through out Caracas.  Bus stops are found all around the city, it would be in your best interest to be able to communicate in Spanish using the transportation system.


VENEZUELA BORDER CROSSING STATIONS:


  1. Venezuela to Colombia:

The most common route is from Curacas to Cucuta by bus.


  1. Venezuela to Brazil:

​If your planning on going to Georgetown, Guyana from Venezuela.  Prepare yourself for a long 3 day trip (risk taking) bus ride from Caracas to Boa Vista, Brazil to Bonfim, Brazil then a short walk to Lethem, Guyana to Georgetown, Guyana.  Be sure to get an exit stamp from Brazil.  It is doable.  Bribes by officials can be expected in Guyana.


CULTURE & ETIQUETTE TIPS IN VENEZUELA:

  • A firm handshake, with direct eye contact and a welcoming smile are the standard greeting.
  • When meeting groups always introduce yourself to the eldest person first
  • For social events, always arrive a little later then the time indicated, especially if you are invited for dinner.
  • ​​Always bring a gift when visiting someone's home.  Send flowers before a social occasion. The orchid is the national flower.


UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES OF VENEZUELA:

  1. Coro and its Port:  ​Coro is the only surviving example of a rich fusion of local traditions with Spanish Mudéjar and Dutch architectural techniques. One of the first colonial towns (founded in 1527), it has some 602 historic buildings.  Google Maps

  2. Canaima National Park:  Canaima National Park is spread over 3 million ha in south-eastern Venezuela along the border between Guyana and Brazil. Roughly 65% of the park is covered by table mountain (tepui) formations. The tepuis constitute a unique biogeological entity and are of great geological interest. Google Maps

  3. Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas:   The main campus of the Universidad Central de Venezuela, was established in the colonial period by Simon Bolivar.  The site includes masterpieces of architecture and modern art built to the design of architect Carlos Raúl Villanueva, between 1940 and 1960, and includes the Botanical Garden. The University integrates a large number of buildings, art and nature into a clearly articulated ensemble, creating an open and dynamic space, where the art forms become an essential part of the inhabited place.  Google Maps


A FEW PLACES TO VISIT WHILE IN VENEZUELA:

Caracas:

  1. ​​El Ávila National Park:  The park has a diversity of fauna and flora. More than 100 butterfly species, approximately 120 mammal species, 20 amphibians, 30 reptiles and 500 bird species.  There are plenty of trails in El Ávila National Park for outdoors enthusiasts. From low-level routes to high complexity, there is a trail for everyone. Google Maps
  2. ​​Parque del Este:  In honor of the Venezuelan national hero, is a public recreation park located in the Sucre Municipality of Metropolitan Caracas in Venezuela.  Google Maps
  3. ​Plaza Venezuela:  ​​A public square located in Caracas, Venezuela. It was inaugurated in 1940 and is situated in the geographic center of Caracas.  Its place for many landmarks of Caracas, including a fountain with lights, the Christopher Columbus monument of Manuel de la Cova, the Fisicromía tribute to Andrés Bello of Carlos Cruz-Diez and the Open Solar sculpture of Alejandro Otero.  Google Maps
  4. Paseo Los Próceres: ​The walk of Heroes and the Founding Fathers is one of the most interesting public places Caracas. It was built under the government of Marcos Perez Jimenez, part of what is called the "System of the Nationality" which has a road axis that starts at the square of the Three Graces, next to the Central University of Venezuela, continues to the monument to "Symbols" and ends at the monument to "Los Heroes".  Google Maps
  5. ​Los Caobos Park:  ​​The Caobos Park is one of the oldest parks of Caracas, Venezuela. Located near the Museum of Fine Arts, the Science Museum, the National Art Gallery.  Google Maps



Other Towns:

  1. Kerepakupai Meru (Angel Falls) Salto Ángel:  ​Angel Falls is one of Venezuela's top tourist attractions, though a trip to the falls is a complicated affair. The falls are located in an isolated jungle. A flight is required to reach Canaima camp, the starting point for river trips to the base of the falls.  Google Maps
  2. ​Llovizna Falls:  Llovizna falls is a waterfall on the Caroní River, close to its confluence with the Orinoco, are located in the Llovizna Park.  Google Maps
  3. ​​Cueva del Guácharo National Park:  The cave is a limestone cavern over 10 km long, with a number of large chambers and spectacular rock formations.  Google Maps
  4. Morrocoy National Park:  ​Morrocoy National Park has a wide range of potential environmental and landscapes, coupled with extraordinary landscape scenarios that characterize each of the places that make up the park, rich in biodiversity and beauty.
    Morrocoy beaches are spectacular and numerous.  
    Google Maps
  5. ​​Mochima National Park:  The park covers 94,935 hectares and is made up of an exclusively marine area in its western sector,, a coastal marine area that includes the Gulf of Santa Fé and Mochima Bay, and a mountainous area that covers the Turimiquire Dam watershed.  Google Maps


NIGHTLIFE IN VENEZUELA:

Caracas

  1. ​La Quinta Live Music Bar:  Live, Club, TerraceGoogle Maps
  2. Juan Sebastián Bar:  Jazz, Live, Bar -  Google Maps
  3. ​Holic:  Club, Bar, Disco, DJ -  Google Maps
  4. ​Buddha Bar Caracas:  Bar, Grill, Resto - Google Maps
  5. Cines Unidos Sambil Caracas:  Movie Theater -  Google Maps



INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS OF VENEZUELA:


1:  Simón Bolívar International Airport - Maiquetía - CCS - Google Maps

(Within a 40 KM Radius)


HEALTHCARE IN CARACAS:

  1. ​​Hospital de Clínicas Caracas:  30 Min 27 KM - Google Maps -  ​Tel: +58 212-5086111
  2. Hospital Cardiológico Infantil - 25 Min 26 KM - Google Maps


    COWORKING SPACES IN CARACAS:​​

    None Located, if anyone can confirm a location, please contact me.


    HOSTELS IN CARACAS:

    1. DAL BO HOSTEL:   26 Min 28 KM -  Google Maps -  ​Tel:  +58 424-2150799

    2. HOTEL ALTAMIRA:  29 Min 36 KM -  Google Maps Tel:  +58 212-2674255

    3. Mini Apartamentos El Paraiso Caracas (UNRATED) -  24 KM 27 KM -  Google Maps


    ​HOSTELS IN OTHER CITIES IN VENEZUELA:

    ​​Ciudad Guayana

    1. Hosteria Waipa (Unrated) -  Google Maps
    2. Timanel House (Unrated) -  Google Maps -  ​Tel:  +58 414-8704008


    Margarita Island

    1. Posada Villa del Sol (Unrated) -  Google Maps -  Tel:  +58 295-2490876
    2. Posada Casa Rosa (Unrated) -  Google Maps -  Tel:  +58 295-2490167
    3. Posada Los Mangos,Isla de Margarita (Unrated):  Google Maps -  Tel:  (none?)





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