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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 ...
... a dry
day yesterday!) – light beer seems very popular – those with the proper
proportion of alcohol are “premium”! The Polar is supposedly pilsner style and
has zero flavour, the Solera a bit more but still not wonderful – read
somewhere Polar do a dark one so I am sure it will be my mission to try and find
I have a penchant for wood-fired pizza so was looking
forward to dinner, especially as I had skipped lunch after the ...
... driver rang him and he returned to check me in – if the taxi driver had not left before it became apparent quite how drunk he was, I might have left with him and got alternative lodgings.
Said owner then proceeded to slur his way slowly and inefficiently through as much of the spiel as he could muster. He did invite me to join him back at the bar and I declined.
Posada Margarita has got rave reviews on various ...