FEB13. Venezuela, Miami.
Venezuela = Arepa. Some men I know can eat three of these for breakfast. Me, on the other hand, I ate about one quarter at the Caracas airport and snacked on it the rest of the day in Maturin. Above pictured: Arepa Con Queso Tellita
Upon arriving in Maturin, I really needed something to fill my vegetarian void…beans and rice will come later. For now, give me a fresh salad with some mashed potatoes.
My typical lunch here: Lentils, rice, and some soy/tofu concoction. Delicious.
Added in: Chinese sesame-flavored potatoes. Awesome.
Nestle bought out the Savoy company and here is one of the most popular candy bars in Venezuela. The “Cri Cri.” Think Nestle “Crunch.”
JAN13. Caracas & Maturin, Venezuela.
On Sunday, I waited in line for about 4 hours (no exaggeration, longest line ever, there were four distinct moments when I thought of abandoning the queue, giving up) to get on the famous teleferico to ride it to the top of El Avila (2600 meters), the mountain that surrounds and casts a mighty shadow over Caracas.
This image was a part of the Presidential campaign last year. Their goal was to ‘relate to the youth,’ by depicting Chavez as a Hip-Hop type o’ guy. Regardless of one’s political slants, most agree it was a brilliant campaign (“Chavez Beta”) to entice the youth.
4JAN13. Caracas, Venezuela. Instagram with Lo-Fi Aspect.