"Venezuela is a beautiful party place" Top 5 Page for this destination Venezuela by atufft
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My wife has family in Venezuela, so I'm lucky enough to join in the festivities from time to time. During Christmas, making Hallacas is high on the list of food items. First, cook the ingredients, and then wrap them in a banana leave like a tamale. Then they get steemed or boiled. Typically, many are made and then frozen for use well into the New Year.
Venezuelan's REALLY know how to dance. We're not talking about the improvisational dancing Norte Americano's do, but partner with partner coordination with known steps. New dances come out all the time, and right now Reggetone is hot. Children, adults, and old folks all dance, and there are many dance partner rituals associated with occasions such as the quinceañera. Don't be bashful; join in. Venezuelan's don't compete about dancing so much as Norte Americans do.
Oil drains into the pockets of the rich who party all the time while the poor dream of filling their shoes by lottery. Caracas is a crowded and dangerous but wonderful city. Customer service is improving in the new shopping malls, but the banks, post office, and government offices are horrible. Hugo Chavez and George W don't like each other, but they play the same form of bait and switch politics.
- Pros:Fantastic winter time retreat for live music and dancing
- Cons:Street crime is so dangerous that renting a car is difficult
- In a nutshell:Venezuela is THE urban caribbean scene.
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