Pestana Caracas Hotel & Suites
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... all over the downtown area to plenty of plazas, like the Plaza Miranda, Plaza O’Leary (With some beautiful fountains), to the Church of Santa Teresa and the Church of San Francisco… the (not very impressive) Cathedral, the municipal Theatre, etc, etc. For substenance, I only had (as I usually do when I walk the cities I visit – not much) a strawberry “batido” (between 12 and 16 bolivares – no more than 1USD) early on and ...
... for the first available confirmed seats two days later...Caracas, here we come! After an hour or so spent scouting around the airport trying to find a 'safe' looking contact with whom we can do a dodgy bit of dollar dealing, we are back in funds. So it is dark and dangerous outside. Even as we consider whether to risk a taxi, a local couple hurry up to us and tell us to be careful: so many people have been kidnapped in these taxis! Thanks a lot! Hardly a ...
Wednesday 3rd August
With only three weeks left of our trip we travelled to our final Venezuelan destination, Caracas. However, to get there we caught a bus to Maracay and then caught another bus, which took us to the South Terminal of Caracas. From here we caught the underground metro train to the centre. It all went pretty smoothly and we planned to arrive in Caracas before it went dark. Which we just about managed. We chatted to an old Croatian guy on the train and ...
Day 77 March 21 - The ride to Caracas was not too long, again there is the internal debate as to which bus stop is mine. I have a feeling we are getting close to the bus company's bus stop, and I notice a subway stop, so try remember which way the bus goes after that. I am in Caracas, low on US dollars and have zero chance of finding an ATM that issues more so I can change on the black market, so we're into cost saving mode, something I ...
... changing dollars and euros to bolivars for nearly double the amount! In the official rate, Venezuela costs about the same as in The Netherlands. With the blackmarket-rate we pay about half. Official rate is 5 bolivar for an euro. Blackmarket-rate is 8, 9 or 10 bolivar for an euro, depending on where and how much you change! This means our first few days here will be more expensive then we thought.
We explore Macuto these days, and after calling ...