Hotel Paseo Las Mercedes
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... miles west of Caracas, above Catia, it seemed a bleak and isolated place from where we first saw it. But gradually the potential grew on us, and the good reality for the one thousand families already living there. In effect it is a very big council estate only about a fifith finished. In that fifth there are all the services of a city: schools, supermarkets, cash points, medical centre, playgrounds, sports pitches, and industry close down the hill. We saw major hydroponics ...
... back “home” with Alexandra, and we walked down the “Gran Sabana” boulevard which was a really nice, wide, pedestrian mall that goes on for blocks and blocks, and we ended up in the very pleasant Plaza Venezuela, which has a large, beautiful fountain in the middle with colors and it used to also have music, apparently. I had a nice time with Alexandra walking around and talking and helping her a bit with her English before going back home and ...
... money on the black market. We heard it was possible to get 10 B.F.'s and had been casually offered 9.5 on the street.
At 7:30pm it started to get dark so we retired to our room. Doors locked and we were in a nice, safe place for the night. A refuge from the reportedly dangerous streets on Caracas.
Thursday 4th August
Got up early and got some washing done! We took all our stuff to a chap near by and hoped we wouldn't have to do another wash until ...
... than we’d been paying recently, but it was in one of the better areas of Caracas. We didn’t fancy staying in a rough area just to save some Bolivianos, not just for one night, not in this city.
In our free afternoon, we walked around the local area and saw shopping mall after mall after mall. They like shopping here!
To get to the International airport, we decided to take a bus rather than a taxi, ...
... simply none!! All flights are booked because is the most important holiday season here! Hmmm, now we have to think of a new plan for our month's holiday, since getting out of Venezuela is not an option :)
The choice is easy, we travel around Venezuela for a month. But then we have a cash problem. The expensive bolivars was doable for 2 or 3 days, but not for a month!! So we change some of our "emergency"-dollars to bolivars to have some cash for a few ...