Archive for January, 2015

Venezuela: Life in Caracas – The Flintstones Gym with Johnny Bravo

Parque Los Caobos is a beautiful public park where I stumbled upon Los Picapiedras – “The Flintstones Gym”. I noticed men training in weights made of cement. I had only ever seen such a scene in an episode of the cartoon, “Flintstones”. I thought I was well in need of training after eating all that […]

Venezuela: Life in Caracas – El Volcan – Downhill Bikers

Helmets, armour and adrenaline in place. All geared up. Ready for action. I watched as the bikers picked their spot. Jumping spot. On top of the mountain… “El Volcan” based in La Boyera, is the only place in Caracas to indulge in downhill biking, created by the bikers themselves. Bikers have practised this extreme sport for around […]

Venezuela: Life in Caracas – New Year 2015

When the holiday season hits Venezuela, families get ready to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve together whether in or out of the country. What do singles do? Well, they hit private parties or the beach. In style. An “exotic” Christmas or New Year indeed. December is known as “Berbiembre”, marking the drinking tradition at the beginning […]