Hotel Ole Caribe
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- Free High-Speed Internet
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... fellow travellers, I did eventually board the correct aircraft. As I have 3 more flights from Caracas airport, I am looking forward to more rounds of "gate roulette". Venezuela is a captivating, intriguing, stunningly beautiful and intensely infuriating country! Take the exchange rate, for example, there's an official rate of around 4 Bolivars to the dollar and a grey economy rate of around 7.5 Bolivars to the dollar. The mood of the Venezuelans I've met, ...
... 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 ...
... to see some of the few remaining (from what I can tell Colonial buildings). It's definitely not one of the worlds prettiest cities but what it lacks in architecture it makes up for with graffiti as I quickly learned Caracas could be a great place to wander about and find some really cool graffiti. I'll try and figure out how to add some photos from my iphone to this but there was a lot of fairly political ...
... completely new. And then askes for our paper ticket. We have none, we booked via Internet. We have some print-out that mentions the flights from Schiphol to Caracas and back though. We show him that and he takes it. Then he starts telling us that we're a day late. I remind him of the strike a day earlier and that we were put on this flight. Then he finally checks his computer, and we are indeed on the flight to caracas on the 5th. We are allowed to enter the ...
... i had hidden in my rucksack for an emergency dinner....thankfully they didn't find it so all is well.
Before I had even collected my bag from the luggage carasel I had been dealing on the blackmarket, exchanging some US dollers for some local currency with a guy that seemingly had some official capacity at the airport. It seems that corruption and dodgy deals is a way of life here. The official exchange rate is half that of the blackmarket and if you don't use ...