FEB13. Venezuela, Miami.
She’s making platanos (fried plantain cakes)
All middle-class neighborhoods are surrounded by gates like this and you have to be let in and out by a security guard.
Shocking how many people and how long the queues are in just a pharmacy (the equivalent of a Walgreen’s or CVS.)
26JAN13. Maturin, Venezuela.
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.