So this is it. I am at the airport awaiting my flight to Columbia, where I will spend 4 days in Bogota, before heading very briefly to Caracas on my way to Los Angeles. I spent a fair part of the morning soliciting advice and dithering over whether to try just hanging out in the airport for the 18 hours there til my next trip, or going to a hotel nearby. I think (however dangerous Caracas seems to be) that I have settled on the hotel option, but I suppose I could change my mind again depending on my research and level of paranoia, so stay tuned. In any event, when next you hear from me, it will be from Bogota!