Venezuela

In November 2014, Sarah spent three months presenting international current affairs for an English news channel based in Caracas, Venezuela whilst surviving one of the most dangerous cities on the planet, known as “the murder capital of the world”. Sarah braved the city alone or with friends armed with survival Spanish, local intelligence and a platinum pot of good luck. Living in a penthouse an hour outside the city in the middle of nowhere, neighboured next to the largest most dangerous slums in Latin America, where murderers dump dead bodies and police discover corpses on a daily basis, Sarah was forced to find alternative ways to leave her abode and explore the city. Sarah found adventure in the most unexpected places and managed to delve in rock climbing, trekking, soaking in the seductive sights and socialised in an unusual way. Some of the blogs she has written about her experiences touch on the challenges she faced – the problems every local still faces and deems “normal”. As the OPEC oil rates decreased, Venezuela, being one of the top four largest oil exporters in the world experienced chaos from an economical standpoint and it was time to come home.

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The largest most dangerous slums in Latin America: Dynamis, Petare, Venezuela

Flintstones

Venezuela 2014/ 2015 Blogs:

La Colonia Tovar

The Flintstones Gym with Johnny Bravo

El Volcan – Downhill Bikers

New Year 2015 in Caracas, Venezuela

Rock Climbing in Parque Nacional La Guairita for the first time

Marina Grande Beach

Surviving the City

Caiza Crime Story

Leo and Alejandra’s Rock n Roll Wedding

Alone in the Urban Wild?!

Living Dangerously

Emergency! 9-no-1

Suena Caracas

Venezuelan Names

Poems for Peace

Venezuelan Beauty Standards

Caracas – Day 2

Caracas – Day 1