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.
Ok, what I’ve gathered is that Carmona is the man who led the coup against Chavez in 2002 and he was granted asylum in Bogota, Colombia. Conrado is a Colombian who is imprisoned in Venezuela right now and Chavez is refusing to hand him over or even really to let people know what’s going on with him, why he was captured, etc…