I stayed in a five-star hotel, bought hundreds of beers for under a tenner and paid to fill up the petrol in all my neighbours' cars – all in a country where, to buy toilet paper, you have to queue up for hours.
Memorials and riots marked the first anniversary of Hugo Chavez's death.
Opposition parties in Venezuela have been propped up by millions in US aid.
People there are mad about a ton of things.
Despite America's claims that he did.
With an emboldened opposition, Chavismo stays in power.
Shall we remember what he did for the poor, or that he was mates with Mugabe? I asked a bunch of sad-looking people with flags.