Travel Blogs from Ciudad Bolivar
... his father used) told us the history of the revolution and how the constitutions of Venezuela and Columbia were created there.
I didn't realise that so many British mercenaries were involved in the revolution against Spain and that the lands to the far east of Venezuela had been given to the British (Guyana) in payment.
It's nice to be on ...
... of everything converted back to Sterling made me feel rich! To give you some idea; 3kg of mince beef for under £7, bread rolls 5p, 24 cans of beer £6! Needless to stay I had a nice little shopping spree of the essentials to hopefully last through to the end of my trip. For the first time all the cook groups came back with money, unable to spend the $5 per person allowance. 2 of the groups spent just over ...
[Blog by Curt]
At the end of our Los Llanos adventure, we had been dropped off in Barinas, a rather unhappening city. The only thing it had going for it was the more direct bus connection to Ciudad Bolivar, thereby saving us from having to backtrack all the way back to Merida. Okay, it had two things going for it: there were also no snot-nosed French kids trashing about.
While waiting at the Barinas bus station for our midnight departure, we ...
... trip in Colombia or continuing up through Central America. So with the lack of foreign tourists in the city, we were a bit of a novelty to the residents of Caracas. We posed for photos and chatted to a few people who just wanted to ask us whether we liked Venezuela or not - so much for the most dangerous place in South America! Having said that, we did pay ...
Caracas Airport is like a 1970s Mall with no shops under siege. I passed through Caracas en route to the UK from Colombia, originally planning to spend some time in Venezuela I booked my flight home from Caracas in August 2009! Having caught the 'Love Bug' and staying in Colombia, passing through Caracas ended up being an inconvenient extra step in my journey home but I'll publish this blog from there in order to get a spot on the map!
It doesn't ...
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility