Impression in La Colonia Tovar

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In case you are interested to see more about where we stayed during our weekend trip, these photos may satisfy you. It was like old European houses and was my second time in this hotel, but this experience was totally different. First, because their services have raised and I believe they are in a better situation of hosting knowledge than before.

Nevertheless, let me to clear something here, If I am so excited that much, the reason is that I have been to so many hotels in Venezuela. Generally, the tourism industry in this country is not the best one in the world and all the problems start by SERVICES, Hotels are the worst part of this industry. You have to prepare yourself to look for towels and tooth paste! You have to prepare yourself for the most horrible cocktails in the Hotels’ bars. So based on the this quick introduction, I have to say that everywhere was clean and neat, the staff are kind fast and really good at their duties. Rooms have a traditional decorations, hot water is available, clean towels are and your room will be cleaned every single day. The food and drinks are incredible as well. The rest of joy is the nature.

Just in case you have not read the previous part the trip, La colonia Tovar is a village near the Caracas. The hotel I am talking about is: Hotel Selva Negra.

Pool Area

Pool Area

The rooms

The rooms

Kids area

Kids area

Spa Salon

Spa Salon

 

 

El Hatillo

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El Hatillo is a nice place about twenty minutes away from Caracas. It is historical village. You can see so many tourists or people who hang out there to have a calm nice sunny Sunday. Surprisingly, I felt more safety there than Caracas. What I saw was a bunch of nice handcrafts, a two hundred years old church and so many cozy Cafe and restaurant. We had lunch id “Gordo” which is the eldest restaurant there and honestly the most delicious traditional Venezuelan food I have tried so far.

The first place we saw was a local store, the owner was real kind lady that explained alot about the history behind the El hatillo and so many other details about the past.

No cooking day

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Hey, today was a good day. I started by visiting one of my kind friends and continued by having luch with my husband; shopping, fun, walked my dog, cleaning the apartment and no cooking!

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I love doing creative things but cooking has become a part of worries! Every few hours I should think about the next meal and that’s frustrating!
Sometimes I have no more ideas, I kike to sit and cry!  Why there is no more idea for cooking!

Jamaican Rose Tea

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One of my friend’s mom who suffered from Cardiovascular disorder always had a full hot pot of a kind of sour red tea and as I love warm drinks asked her and she said that it is the red tea!

I had no idea where it comes from since last month I went to purchase a new tea in a local store. The sales man introduced me a new tea which was a combination of different aromatic herbs. I suddenly saw the pieces of the “red tea” as same as one I had seen before. It was “Jamaican Rose”. I was so surprised to find out what is that and immediately after coming home started to search about it on internet.

I noticed that It calls ” Hibiscus Tea” , “Flor de Jamaica” (Jamaican Flower) and “Agua de Jamaica” ; The cold drink of this herb is so popular.

All in all, what made me to publish this post is what I found today. These are the fruit of this magic famous tea. I am so excited to have them raw and fresh.

 

 

 

 

 

Green tea day

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Couple of days ago I ran out of green tea.I love green tea and as I noticed which is a rich source of antioxidant, helps to repair the destroyed tissues and also is just a great relaxing drink.
Anyway, I’ve been looking for green tea these days but in Venezuela everything can be disappeared for a long time; so no surprise! from toilet roll to the bread you need for breakfast!
Finally I could find a tiny pack of green tea in a Chinese store that was so expensive! Though it was more than the real price I bought it because I had no choice.
I opened the package as soon ad I got home and made my self a huge mug of my rare expensive green tea.
I love the color and the scent.
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Mysterious Tomato

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I am obsessed with tropical fruits; I never could imagine that by walking few blocks away I can find this mysterious fruits. The red blood has a secret dark shade in it. I never get tired of these beauties.

You can see other post I wrote about it before here.

today salad

today salad

 

 

Yogurt shake

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If you are looking for something to drink, something creamy, like milk shakes which are great for evening or breakfast so this type can be a good choice. Rich in calcium, vitamins such as: Vitamin A, B1 and B2 huge amount of minerals  and your blood pressure stays in good scale.

Greek yogurt ( Natural, without any fruit taste).

Berries (any kind)- mine are Raspberries.

Brown sugar( Don’t use white one, please).