Eastern Caracas panoramic city view at Chacao Municipality.  Image taken at mid afternoon with Avila mountain in the background.Cerro El Avila en el Municipio Chacao.

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A sprawling metropolis choked with traffic, Caracas incites no instant love affairs. The political and cultural capital of Venezuela is densely overpopulated and hectic, with a solid dose of crime and pollution. Few sections of the city are pedestrian-friendly, most are downright dangerous and after dark, it's strictly taxis only.


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