Hotel Continental Altamira
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... 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 ...
... 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!
... the airport in Macuto (probably staying there for two nights) in a simple hotel. My first impression is that the people I have met so far are friendly and helpful. Tomorrow I am going to check out the seaside and orient myself on local transportation and other practicalities in order to schedule more or less the upcoming weeks in Venezuela. Excursions and hikings to the Angel Falls, Roraima and the Orinoco delta are on my priority list.
Take care and till the next message.
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.
We swiftly left Caracas upon ...
... when the face of Public Relations at the airport seem to be the teenage National Guard. They are uniformed, armed and you can't tell me that after 6 months speaking Spanish I wouldn't understand them if they were speaking it. They grunt and generally remind me of the Army Corps kids you sometimes see on the bus on a Saturday afternoon in Woolwich; playing with their ring tones, chewing gum and sending a flurry of litter after them as they moodily ...