I have an opportunity to take a boon doggle trip to Caracas, Venezuela from 2/9 through 2/12. It's a full day to get there, and a full day back, and one half of the 10th, I'd be sitting on my thumb in a meeting. But . . . it's free . . . better than free, I would get paid to go. Has anyone gone? Is it worth it? This sounds like a stupid question even to me, b/c short of my kids and my wife, there is nothing I enjoy more than seeing someplace new. However, I have heard that Caracas can be a bit on the dodgy side. For reference, I take frequent trips to Mexico City (which also can be a bit dodgy), and I speak Spanish fluently. Still, I was wondering if some of the comments I have read on line re crime are exagerated, etc. Interested in your thoughts . . .