InterContinental Tamanaco Caracas
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Originally it was my plan to enter Venezuela by bus, stopping for 2 days in Maracaibo and continuing on to Mérida where my tour starts. But unfortunately, it had rained a lot and there had been several landslides and floods blocking the roads and additionally bridges that had fallen down. Therefore the border crossing from Columbia to Venezuela was …
... receptionist stiffens, looks down his now wrinkling nose and regards us with a suspicious air. Do these guests think they are comedians? We hurridly explain that we have been in the jungle for a while, grab the key, and rush off to bury ourselves into an oasis of sumptuous bliss. Ooooooh! Hot water. Crisp, white, linen sheets. Plump pillows. Enormous, welcoming and oh so comfortable bed. TV. Minibar. We don't know what to do first...shower, sleep, drink, crash and slob ...
... bridge to cross over traffic and then follow the well designed walk way that led right to the airport. There were plenty of airline employees heading to work as well, so it was absolutely no problem determining our bus stop and how to find the airport afterwards. Best of all, instead of paying 150 bolivars, we each paid 2 bolivars (about 25 cents!)
We had to check in for our flight, where both our check-in luggage and carry-ons were weighed. The limit per person ...
... I soon find the 'love' motel! It's one of those places where some people can pay by the hour to have a quick nap I guess??? I arrive, every door in Caracas has a buzzer system to get you in. At first I thought the lady was asking if I wanted the room for one hour......what by myself?? Then I thought she said it will be ready in an hour, but eventually I caught on that the room will be ready at 1pm, oh man, it was only 9am!! I was ...
Carla then explains the the 300 bolivares I got back are for the taxi driver for my part of the ride. Fine by me!
So just now calculating this all out I somehow ended up not actually losing any money
80 US dollars is about 53 pounds
15 US dollars I got back is 10 pounds
300 Bolivares on the official exchange rate of 1 pound = almost 6 Bolivares is 50 pounds
So I gave 53 but somehow ended up ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility