Tucupita Things to Do
Cantv has offices which are open until 8 pm where you could put your name down to use the internet as there are always lines of people waiting to use it. but the waits are not that long, perhaps twenty minutes which you could profitably spend sipping a cafe pequeno next door.
there are facilities to call all over venezuela and abroad. it is better to buy telephone cards to make international calls as they tend to be cheaper
At vulcan the market scene is hectic like everywhere else but amenities are lacking such as public toilets. that is where this restaurant comes in handy. order a coffee sit down and sip it and if you wish to use the bathroom you may and it is reasonably clean. especially after a long boat trip you may wish a cup of coffee and use a clean toilet
this is where you would come to catch a boat to the delta. On wednesdays there is the govt owned slow boat whcih may take up to eight hours but only 4 usd. for this river journey of 70 miles. private boats may charge you up to 100 usd. generally the less touristy you look the better but some boats leaving will take you on if they have space and you just give them some thing little for the trip. perhaps about 5usd.
I had eaten here before and was looking forward to Lau Lau the local fish. when arriving at the front entrance, the now familiar poster greets you. This place has been closed by the order of the people for the non payment of taxes and this will be closed for a few days..
power of the people and the cubanization of venezuela
Favorite Dish: lau lau the local fish
As you enter, very cold air hits you, this has to be the most air conditioned place in the town, except of course long distance venezuelan buses. Lots of people eating. Chinese owners and family lording it over the place. Very mediocre kind of decoration.
Didnt expect chinese food but a mixed venezuelan creole chinese food and that is exactly what i got
Favorite Dish: Pollo rebonnado con jojoticas chinos y hongos frescos chinos 4 usd
lomito p;lato caliente con salsa special 4 usd
natural juices of melon and melocoton but it was made from concentrate and tasted funny and he charged us the highest we had paid for juices in venezuela..
The usual offerings of a chinese restaurant but let me tell you, the flavour and culinary distinction of cathay was absent here.
Nothing special and I wouldnt return there
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When you get off your boat in Vulcan, you need to get to Tucupita which lies 10 km away. There would always be a taxi ready to take you which charges 4 usd but if you are a little patient, a rickety bus with hello kitty towels hung all over the bus arrives soon to take you there for 25 cents
There are taxis, usually old american cars with broken windows and torn upholstery withextremely pleasant drivers who dont cheat you. You must know the price before hand though. it is around 2000 bs within town, 3000 bs to saxxi but everything goes up after dark including your ability to engage a taxi...
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owned by chinese and organized in chaotic fashion, supervised by the owner and his family these have become institutions in venezuela. even in the more remote parts of town there are chinese shops.
reminded me of the mom and pop stores of argentina which are now chinese and the history of chinee stores in jamaica of the last century
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almost all the supermarkets are owned by the chinese in this country. they keep to themselves and work very hard and are better off than most. good place to change money into bolivares from usd. also cheap prices for the general everyday goods and food. not very friendly but that may due to other factors