Flying from Caracas to Aruba is about 40 minutes. It's longer to drive to the airport. It's also cheap when you pay in bolivars with the weird exchange rates. That adds up to a long weekend away being an easy thing to accomplish. It's also good to get away from the protests and problems and just be in a place where we can relax.
Aruba is a pricey place for a typical American vacation but it's not so bad for a quick weekend getaway from here. It's another perk of being in Caracas. We spent a lot of time relaxing on the beach and enjoying some great sunsets. The one cool excursion thing we did was the Atlantis submarine to see the fishes and ships they sunk for artificial reef material. Here's some pictures of a quick weekend getaway.