Hotel Continental Altamira

Av San Juan Bosco, Caracas, Central Venezuela, Venezuela | 2 star hotel
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A colonial village, Caracas and a socialist city

A travel blog entry by sueandludi on Mar 07, 2013

18 photos

... Chavez. So we back-tracked and took a tip from the guidebook to go by bus up to the old colonial village of El Hatillo.

Transport is working normally, including the big clean metro free all this week. El Hatillo is up on a hilldside but now Caracas suburbs have entirely enclosed it, below, to the sides and above. It´s a pretty colonial-style setup with more four-wheel drives than we´ve seen elsewhere. There´s a huge Aladdin`s cave of a gift shop with things we might have ...

From Caracas to a Venezuelan Ranch

A travel blog entry by colettels on Jun 11, 2012

2 comments, 17 photos

... approach a presidential election this autumn, seems to be one of frustration, exasperation and resignation. They have all been very friendly and hospitable despite my very basic Spanish. The driver who took me from Barinas airport (45min flight south west of Caracas) to the flat plains of the Llanos region, explained he was a trained English teacher but despite huge pressure to get married and start a family, (at 25 all his classmates are married with kids) he ...

Who's says Caracas is dangerous???

A travel blog entry by cj1s17 on Jan 22, 2012

2 comments, 14 photos

... of my travel schedule, but I'm keeping up with the workout regime anyway. The rest of my Sunday was spent catching up on work, and reading.

Overall, it was a good weekend, and I didn't feel unsafe at all. I do know that it is dangerous in Caracas, probably more so than any other South American city, but I think in any big city it's dangerous - you just have to be aware and try not to look like a tourist. Until my next post....Have a great day!


Time to plan and freshen up for the beaches

A travel blog entry by blog-leslita on Mar 14, 2011

10 photos

... br>
Anyways, Ana and I spent most of the day booking a couple of short trips for me. I am going to Margarita Island for 3 nights / four days tomorrow to Friday. I will return to Caracas Friday night and then Saturday morning, I leave for Los Roques Island 2 nights / 3 days and return to Caracas Monday night. I head to Montevideo, Uruguay on Tuesday afternoon at will be taking the red eye flight.

Once again, it became ...

Whistlestop tour & Black Market activity

A travel blog entry by simondee on Dec 05, 2010

Day 2:

We arrived in Caracas after a long,hot and uncomfortable flight to a rather daunting experience where we were descended upon by airport officials (rumoured to be corrupt). Thankfully we quickly moved through the airport and located our hotel shuttle bus - completely unscathed and contrary to the rumours found the officials to be extremely kind and helpful.

Day 3:

We swiftly left Caracas upon ...

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This 2 star hotel, located in the Altamira area of Caracas, is near Parque del Este, Plaza de Altamira, Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas, and Centro Sambil.
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