Hotel 42

Av. Baralt Edificio Hotel 42, Urbanizacion Quinta Crespo , Caracas, Central Venezuela, Venezuela | Hotel

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Black markets and the venezuelan driver.

A travel blog entry by ashstmartin


... intuition, and we changed a small amout of money with him. It was all good.

Not all black market money is fake. So, instead of getting the banks normal rate of 5 Boliveras for 1 Euro, we were able to get 9. Iīm not entirely sure how the black market works, or why, but we were happy to get one over the system. Joseph led us to a taxi, and driver. He came with us too, for the 30 min drive to our hostal, Altamira, in ...

The City of Love (Motels)

A travel blog entry by aborder

This is a top pick!

... 6pm, grab my bags and head to the bus station. I have about an hour to kill at the bus station and while I line up to board my bus I see something very special. A couple are saying goodbye to each other, there is one last passionate kiss and as he walks away, of course, she wants a cuddle, so sweet and then one last kiss before she boards the bus. It is unlike me to stand there and watch the whole scene, especially unlike me to ...

The most stressful 3 days of our lives!

A travel blog entry by james.tash


... to get out 4000 bolivares, 600pounds) we were told we couldnīt get out the amount we needed from the cashier, and there was a 150pound limit on the ATM! When getting the cash from the ATM James thought his card had been blocked as he couldnīt withdraw that limit, so we had a mad dash to find a phone to call Natwest before our coach at 1pm! After failing to use a calling card and being dismissed from a phone shop, eventually a ...

Discovering lost worlds

A travel blog entry by rachelandmike


... the wafts of mist drifting in and out we gazed out at the surrounding green landscape far far below, to which the sheer walls of the tepui plunged alarmingly.

We walked again, past the ‘jacuzzis’ (pools of beautifully clear chilly water, bubbles noticeably absent) to ‘the window’, a vertigo-inducing point right on the cliff edge. This provided wonderfully atmospheric views of the neighbouring tepui, ...

An interesting introduction to South America

A travel blog entry by melfritz

... hotel we found had a guy who could speak decent English and wanted dollars so we stayed there.

On first site of Caracas we were pretty impressed with Caracas- we weren't expecting it to be mountain-ess and it was quite an attractive city from afar. We were fortunate to be taken care of by friends of friends- thanks Susan, Courtney and Ricardo! Whilst with them everything was amazing, we visited a beautiful village up high in the ...


This hotel, located in the Santa Teresa area of Caracas, is near Plaza Bolivar, Casa Natal & Museo Bolivar, Museo Sacro de Caracas, and El Palacio de Las Academias.
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