Hotel Venetur Maracaibo
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... round the main square Andri pointed out the indigenous people as I was always asking her what the indigenous people looked like in Venezuela. The natives here were called Guajiros, you can normally spot them wearing what looks like a colorful nighty and long platted hair a bit like a wrinkly pocohontas if that doesnīt sound too stereotypical. I can also say that pocochontas doesnīt age well either so I donīt think Venezuela got their Miss ...
... find a hotel, which didn't seem to exist. Exhausted and ready for a nap, we finally found a hotel at 4pm, but they only rent for 12 hours, aparently another common fact we were unaware of. We didn't want to leave at 4 am, so we offered to come back. A very odd place indeed, they thought it was strange we had the same last name...cousins? Didn't believe we were married?? Anyway, we were anxious to leave Maracaibo, and did at approximately ...
... avoiding the first few with blacked out windows and ended up in the "center". It looked ok at first but then after wandering around there was not a guesthouse in sight. We started to sweat a bit and asked a few people where the hotel in the Lonely Planet was,only to find out it closed down a while back...the guy at the taxi rank told us this but good old Lonely Planet told us to ignore them as they try to get you to another hotel so they get commission....not ...
... basic english. We are going to end the three weeks by putting on a very english sports day for the children and there parents, and hopefully display some of the work they have done over the 3 weeks which should be really fun.
My internet time is swiftly running out, but a very big feliz Navidad to everyone! Missing all the family, especially at christmas time, I will be in Merida staying with a friend over christmas so I will call you on christmas day!
Well the weather held while we were at anchor off Jacksonville and where we were anchored we had first class seats to watch the Thanksgiving Day fireworks, they were spectacular and I suspect they came from the Naval Base. I watched the Macey's Parade on the TV, although only in part as the picture comes and goes with the roll of the ship!!
Going back to my rant about not staying alongside – the pilot boat came out at least four times, the last bringing a technician ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services