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I knew as soon as I saw the website for the school on Margarita Island it was the place for me! Despite the political unrest and the recession here in Venezuela my purpose is still clear and the possibilities are endless....at the very least I can obtain online students who will pay me in US dollars that can be exchanged at a rate of about 175 Venezuelan Bolivars ...
... told the story of how the Chief fell in love with an Indian girl and named the mountains after her bosom. Titty mountains!!!
We then went to an aquarium where we saw seahorses and trumpet fish and the dangerous lion fish that is apparently a dangerous poisonous fish, an interloper to these waters. There was also a ‘Nurse Shark’ and some turtles but I felt the pools they were kept in were really too small for ...
Slept a bit better with the a/c on though had to switch off
in the middle of the night – the parrot and nearby cocks (or was it just the
parrot imitating some?) weren’t too disturbing.
Coffee’d up (strong but not good) got an early start to
playa El Caribe – nice, quiet and not too hot but no traffic so had to take a
cab – knocked him down 10 bolivares to 20! Had ...
... 8211; the place
was heaving! Unfortunately this attracts the touts and their sickening patter
and tone really winds me up – they won’ take “no” for an answer and it just
ruins the atmosphere and my enjoyment.
Splashed out $4 on a good healthy fish dinner, seeing all
the fishing boats in the bay and the adjacent fish market reassures you it’s
likely to be good and fresh.
... being enough punters, that I would be
sad, so, as the beach here is probably as nice (though maybe more windy) as the
ones there, decided not to bother.
Checked out the not so supermarket that opens on a Monday –
didn’t even sell coffee!!!! But the beer was 3 for a dollar, so who cares about
The water was lovely and not too lumpy, despite the wind,
for swimming. Strolling from the hotel along the beach was more challenging as