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Travel Blogs from Porlamar
... creatures. The ocean museum was interesting though with an amazing collection of shells. Also there to greet us was a lovely green parrot native to the island called a ‘Guacamaya’ a laughing parrot apparently.
On the way back we saw many flamingos and lots of small herons. In all it was a superb trip and we are looking forward to seeing a greater variety of birds tomorrow on our trip to the Caroni Bird Sanctuary.
... hot walk back.
Research on the ferry website reveals I am unable to get a
boat to Cumana, my preferred destination, until Sunday – thought it was low
season here but apparently not until the end of the month and this place was
certainly packed with local tourists for this evening’s paseo.
Had to head to the bus station to check out the options
before the damp squib of a sunset!
Had to keep the lovely big window shut for security reasons
so the small bathroom window (with sea views from the shower) didn’t let in
enough cool air for me not to have to bung on the a/c all night – my eyes are
suffering for it now.
Got up early and wandered along the beach to the centre on a
hunt for good coffee – the place next door to the pizza joint came up trumps –
a good ...
it was pretty good and authentic with real mozzarella, zinged up with some
fresh pepper and chilli oil – “I’m in heaven, ….”!
Enjoyed the rooftop terrace back at the ranch until bedtime
- I had the only upstairs room, which was off that terrace and next to the
communal cooking/eating area. I had been concerned it might be noisy but had it
to myself. The lovely breeze continued all night so mossies were blown into
... Trip Advisor – maybe they were before wifey died and things have been let go since, but the room was dirty, way overpriced, the fan like it's owner was barely operational and the fridge took off & climbed to 30,000 feet for about 5 mins every quarter hour!! Add to this curtains that don’t meet, the musty pillows and the owner stumbling in even drunker and hawking away, meant I did not sleep well and couldn’t wait to leave ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking