Hotel Ole Caribe
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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, ...
... on booking the cheapest of the expensive hotels with free shuttle service (which would save us 150 bolivars each way) and waited for our pick-up. We were told it would be 25 minutes before our shuttle arrived, so we settled in and played the airplane landing game we had become addicted to while we waited. 45 minutes later, there was still no sign of our airport shuttle. As we were about to give up, in strolled our driver holding a to-go dinner in his hand and a sign for ...
... as even food in the supermarket is more expensive than at home.
But I am cash rich and about to try and head west to either Coro or Maracaibo.
Fingers crossed somewhere along the way I will be able to use my bank card to pay for somethings so I'm not hammering through my dollars and a night bus tonight may help matters in saving a bit of cash.
Travelling on your own does put a bit of a ...
... 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 ...
... up at had maybe 100 buses but none of them said where they were going and no one could understand where i was trying to get to (I later read that this bus station should be avoided at all costs as it is very unsafe....eeeek).
It was here that I stumbled across my first guardian angel of the day. He was the only respectable looking, well dressed gentleman in the place (in retrospect I think that he might have been head of the bus mafia as he accepted hand fulls of ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center