Hotel Continental Altamira
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- Continental Breakfast
- Drycleaning onsite
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Non-smoking hotel
- Multilingual staff
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Continental Altamira Caracas
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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 ...
... and the BBC news. The BBC reported that the Vice President has asked people to go to the main Bolivar Square where we were this morning. Seems a bit late in the evening to me, but perhaps itīs early for Venezuela and it probably means that he doesnīt expect people to be working tomorrow.
About 60 motorbikes just went hooting down the street we can see, I guess on their way to the square. Thereīll be a lot of mourning, a lot rousing calls to continue ...
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 ...
... I can see if you have just arrived and don't quite yet have a feel for the current exchange rate on the black market that this might be wise, but we found the exchangers pleasant, honest and willing to give us a fair price (not great - but fair). In fact, they would surreptitiously hand you all the bolivars and let you count it privately and wait for you to return to hand over the dollars. That would never happen in Myanmar, the last black market currency we dealt ...
... families do on Christmas day with loads of them decamping to the park for a day of soaking up the sun, playing with the kids and the improvised games of baseball and the odd football game going on as well.
After that I hit the metro and went up to the centre and parque central to explore. Being Christmas day it was relatively quiet but there were still plenty people relaxing in Plaza Bolivar and it ...