Hotel Continental Altamira
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... had a balcony overlooking one of the parks. Very nice. Donīt get me wrong, it was a little rough round the edges, but very comfortable and clean.We then went back down for breakfast with Nelson where we braced ourselves for another barrage of info and we were not disappointed. Whilst we ate our dry toast and dry scrambled eggs we sorted out money (you have to change money privately and not get it out of the banks as ...
... by the Science Museum, which wasn't my favorite. For whatever reason I wasn't in the mood to see science-y stuff in Caracas and I was very turned off by an exhibit showing numerous stuffed heads from endangered animals.
Afterwards, I spent a good hour or so at the beautiful "Parque de Caobos", walking amongst beautiful trees and sculptures. I even got to have a quick workout at the park open-air gym and just spent a ...
I figured Sunday is just about a good time as any to update you on my status for Friday and Saturday in the exciting city of Caracas.
Anyway, Friday night was dinner in this surprisingly happening, trendy place. It was a recommendation from someone, but if I didn't hear Spanish being spoken, I would swear I was in LA. The restaurant was called LOLA, and when I first heard the name, of course the Barry Manilow song popped into my head....."her name ...
... a bus to a nearby beach area, but the tourist info lady said it would be impossible. So instead we grabbed a taxi and sucked it up having to pay the 150 bolivars to get us to Macuto. It took about half an hour to arrive and by now it was late and I was wilted with hunger. Luckily, we had called ahead and confirmed a room in our hotel, so in no time we were heading out to find something to eat.
Macuto reminded me of Taganga in Colombia; it was a beach side ...
... on things, especially as my spanish is basic to say the least although I'm starting to get up to speed with the rapidity of peopleīs replies to my questions and if all else fails there is always a smile and they tend to break into English.
Hopefully my money will hold out until I can reach colombia and with any luck I'll be able to do another update once I get to my next destination.