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    Venezeala day trip

    Wondering if it it is feasable/safe to take a day trip to Venezelea? It is so close to Aruba - seems almost a waste not to go. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks!

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    Lots of posts about the dangers of going to Venezuela - the upshoot is, Chavez is not a nice guy and isn't especially fond of Americans....stick with Aruba

    http://www.aruba.com/forum/f7/venezuela-day-3437/
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    Not safe stay in Aruba.

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    For an alternative, why not try Curacao instead? It may be an ABC Island, but it has great differences from Aruba and is a unique island place unto itself.

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    Years ago, before Venezuela had its current trouble, my husband's best friend went to Venezuela on business. Even back then, he never felt safe there. Since he is 6' 4" and worked most of his life in NYC, I reckon its best avoided (sadly). Especially with the kids.

    I wouldn't take a side trip unless you're in Aruba for at least two weeks.

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    Stay in aruba....

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    Ditto!
    happiness is going to Aruba with your adult kids because they still want to come with their parents

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    Thanks for your advice, everyone. We will simply stick to the beautiful island of Aruba. 5 days and counting...

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    Just so you know all tours from Aruba to Venezuela have been cancelled. If you go you are on your own and that is not a good idea.

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    don't go to venezuela..i've been there and it truly is not safe..the shopping district is about two square blocks and there are policemen armed with uzis walking around..they tell you not to venture off the two square block radius because it's not safe and they cannot help you if anything happens..kids bother you while you're shopping for money which makes for a very annoying experience..i wouldn't try to drive around by myself either..do yourself a favor and stay in aruba and enjoy yourselves..
    scott and tricia





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