Last days in South America
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October 4th, 2008 – by: sissanoel
Last night in South America tonight! Had to leave the beach at 6.45am in a mini-van to Puerto la Cruz, and our connection to Caracas at 9am. The bus terminal was brand new, so very clean and organised. Interesting to note that on the buses to Caracas, men are not allowed to wear shorts - must wear long trouser! Women can wear whatever they want! Once we checked-in to our hotel, Terry had to leave almost straight away, but he organised our taxis to take us to the airport tomorrow and told us what to go and see in Caracas (not very much, really). We caught up with the internet and then had our last dinner with Los 5 Fantasticos (us, HJ, Adrian and Scott).
Did our Caracas sight-seeing today. Went up to the cable-car station early, got there just after 9am but it didn't open until 10am. Lucky we got there early, though, because by the time it opened the queue was enormous and we wouldn't have had to time to get up and back before Adrian had to get back to the hotel. The ride up the mountain is quite long, about 4kms apparently, and gives a great view of the city. When you get to the top, you can also see out to the ocean, although it blends in so well it's hard to tell if it's sea or sky. Got back to the hotel about midday to see off Adrian, then caught the metro with HJ over to Plaza Bolivar with its state of Simon Bolivar - the Lonely Planet says the area has artisan stalls on Sunday, but nothing here.
Very strange to be leaving South America - been here for 8 1/2 months. The trip has been fantastic - difficult at times, glorious at others, and generally a wonderful experience. Hope we get back here again one day.
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