Gran Melia Caracas Hotel
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... we had been corresponding with in advance and who had arranged our pickup and first 3 nights stay for us. During our wait about 5 people offered us bolivares in exchange for USD (on the blackmarket), one was even an airport guard! We politely declined and continued to wait for our taxi.
Despite being assured by Nelson that a driver would be there to collect us, we were skeptical to say the least. But we ...
Then, in the afternoon, Alex went with me to get my Movistar cellphone chip and walking around Chacao and Altamira. There was a nice combination of upscale businesses in Altamira with backstreets of older housing and quiet areas in Chaco. The chip cost about 80 Bolivares (about 5usd or so).
After I got home from walking around with Alex most of the afternoon, I got in touch with Henry, my mom's friend, who lives in Caracas. ...
Yesterday was Friday, end of the week! WOO HOO!!!! Not much to say since my last entry - just working and trying to complete as much work as I can before we leave for a week. As I've said before, sometimes working at this job is just like in the USA, you commute to an office, work all day inside, and then commute home. My home just happens ...
... were the pick of the bunch to be honest. I'm sure he'd agree with that too.
Friday 5th August
First task of the day was to change enough money, American Dollars, to pay our airport taxes. We met up with a chap we'd met the previous day to change some money. The best rate we'd had up to this point was 8 B.F.'s to the pound and we were getting offered 9 or 10. Jackpot! We worked out that we needed $80 changing between the three of us. The guys who wanted our ...
... one and a half hour hot steamy trek climbing through tropical rainforest before you finally set eyes on the headline attraction. Given it is too late to return you then have to sleep in an open Hammock in the middle of the jungle before repeating the whole process the next day to get back to civilisation! OK there’s the journey, but Boy is the trip worth it! The falls with a total height of over 3200 feet and a single drop of 2663 feet are utterly magnificent and ...