Playa Grande Caribe Hotel & Marina
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Week three is in Caracas, Venezuela! I came here by airplane. Although while I was here, I encountered problems with their president who is named Hugo Chavez. He is now more of a dictator as opposed to being a president. He was very controlling and has been in office way longer than should've been allowed. I had heard many bad things about him but nothing irritated me more than the fact that his ...
... stories about people being robbed at gunpoint while cars are waiting at the traffic lights (which must be why cars donīt observe the traffic lights after dark here), guns being pointed at some of my students for various reasons, abductions happening and car jackings all of which were eye witness accounts or first person accounts. Obviously, I wanted to make sure we could get to our beds safely but how? Metro or bus wasnīt an option as the public transport system ...
... up as we were a bit stinky from living in airports overnight. Then we wanted to hit the town to scope it out and get a bite to eat. But before we did that Gustavo (dude who owns the hostel) changed some money for us. Here in Venezuela there is a black market for US dollars because of the high inflation for the local Boliviano currency, so normally the exchange rate at the bank is 6 to 1 but with Gustavo we could get 18 to 1 and on the ...
Today I had an easy-going morning until 10am or so, when I headed out to the Museo de Bellas Artes by Metro (1.5 Bolivares - next to nothing). Super easy to arrive, and the museum is free. It had several ineteresting exhibitions, including a Cubist painting gallery as well as an exhibit about all the different regions in Venezuela and theirl different traditional costumes and musical instruments. After the (great) Museo de Bellas Artes ...
"Origin of your underpants: Ireland".
"Contents of you bowel: Barely edible plane "food""
"Capital of originating country: Cork, like"
More waiting for bags but my little companion is true to her word and awaits, translates and escorts me through border, customs and awaiting grifters to my hotel transport. Fare thee well Blanca, we shall never see each other again.
The blacked out windows of a GM van-bus zip us out of the airport. Forest ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services