Hotel Restaurant Catimar
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This quaint little hotel in Caracas is very close to the International Airport and offers convenient free shuttle buses to and from. The rooms aren't huge or fancy but they're clean and quiet and the air-conditioning works too well. The restaurant is very good and very affordable. It has the view of the little beach through the giant windows surrounding the dining room. The staff is helpful and attentive and the prices are very good.
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What an amazing ride I'm on! I got up at 1:00am on Thursday (Jan 22) to be ready to leave Ullyses's place by 2:00. His car provided the transport to the Guarulhos International Airport an hour away so we arrived about 3:20 (we didn't leave the apartment until 2:15). When I got to the check in desk for Copa Airlines I was advised by the lovely lady …
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Waiting for me at the airport as promised was my guide,Gerardo,a very pleasant 50 year old who lost his job as a computer engineer two years ago when Chavez nationalised the firm he was working at.His wife Nancy,is a travel coordinator at Condor Verde Travel and luckily he was offered a position as a guide based on his immaculate English skills.He knows the city well and on meeting ,he whisked me ...
... enjoyed sexual innuendoes and on occasions acted like a little girl but was always fun of fun and enthusiasm. His partner Cedrid could only be described as a gentleman. Very friendly with a warming smile.
We spent the morning exploring Caracas by train. Checking out an art and science museum, a holiday festival and several monuments and buildings the capital has to offer. The highlight being the mausoleum of Simon Bolivar where we saw the changing if the ...
... be dangerous. Taxi is not an option either as people know that tourists with money and a taxi load of takings are coming from the airport so they would be robbed if we were to stop so that left us with only 1 option, a driver to come and pick us up because itīs too dangerous for family to go out in their cars at night to collect us. Imagine that, "sorry for not picking you up but it's too dangerous for me but you can make the trip", I couldn't imagine ever ...
... again, she was really keen. The bus ride back to the traino after was interesting, all the oldies from the tour got the bus with us so they looked after us and asked us heaps of questions as they don't get many tourists, i cant speak highly enough of the people here in Venezuela, they are so nice.
After the museum we went to the cable car but i will write about that later as i need to get ready to hit the town and take in some more boobies