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Travel Blogs from Juan Griego
... It seemed rude not to as Margarita is so named for its pearls and has been described as the jewel of the Caribbean. Mind you I think all the islands are claiming that title.
Erica our guide was very informative about the history of the island and pointed out the profile of the mountain which she said looked like the Indian Chief who once ruled the island. She also pointed out two smaller islands which resembled a ...
... walk on the beach
until pursued by some salesboy from a nearby establishment – don’t they realise
this sort of behaviour is only going to persuade me never to go!
Had a swim & found a convenient palm tree to dry off
under – Imagine these get snapped up pretty soon and then you have to fork out
for parasols or biminis, a strange concept I’ve not seen anywhere else ...
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 ...
... beach bordering the lagoon was dirty & glass strewn, then
there were several more baylets to cross, each with its own challenges, be they
being built up to the waters edge, guarded by vicious dogs, with mucky creeks
to cross or weed strewn with pockets of very soft (but not quite quick!) sand.
The beach proper though was well maintained, the water reasonably clear, with
even a few fish visible when swimming!
Enjoyed sampling a couple of the local beers ...
... the late (after dark) arrival time and the fact I had no local currency had pre-booked the accommodation & taxi from airport. It soon became apparent, given current exchange rates, what a rip off the $10 taxi ride had been, but in the end it was a good job I had played it safe.
Despite knowing my arrival time and his insisting that, as he lived on premises, he was always there, he had gone to the bar and got totally rat *****. ...