CARACAS, VENEZUELA: EL AVILA MOUNTAIN

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Instagram – First shot of the Teleferico (cable car) from the ground

On Sunday, I waited in line for about 4 hours (no exaggeration, longest line ever, there were four distinct moments when I thought of abandoning the queue, giving up) to get on the famous teleferico to ride it to the top of El Avila (2600 meters), the mountain that surrounds and casts a mighty shadow over Caracas.

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finally in the cable car going up
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on the mountaintop, people lean over Chavez
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view of the valley below
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a lavender valley
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El Avila
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touching the clouds
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valley
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the hills go on forever
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riding the teleferico down
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the city below
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Caracas
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arriving into the city

6JAN13.Caracas, Venezuela.