"BUHONEROS... BEWARE!!!" Top 5 Page for this destination Moving Around Town Tip by carolinaEspada
Moving Around Town, Caracas: 14 reviews and 10 photos
What is a "buhonero"? Its a street informal sales person, who doesnt pay taxes, nor rent, nothing. They have taken, during the past 5 years, many boulevards. They just sit there, some with tables and chairs, others right in the floor, and sale everything: clothing, porno-videos, chinesse food, sanitary napkins, mirrors, necklaces, doughnuts, shoes, candles, cds... you name it. Everything is very bad quality.
Since there is no law, no organization, these people block the sideways, the boulvards, and there is pratically no way to walk. You must push people, twist, shout, and probably get lost in this maze.
But the dangerous part is that almost everyone I know, when they go through Boulevard de Sabana Grande (the biggest boulevard taken by these people), they get robbed: their wallet, their purse, their chain, their watch. It is really scary, specially if you are a small person as I am (5 feet, 90something punds).
Please, avoid BUHONEROS areas. And if you are caught in one, walk really fast and get out of there. PERMISO!!! PERMISO!!! (means excuse me and it is pronounced: PER as in PERmanent, MEE- SO). And if you are going to shout this, as you run, look as if you were in a hurry and angry (and not scared to death).
All of the stores -legal, formal stores- in Sabana Grande and other places taken by buhoneros are closing down. Many of them are broke. This got out of control from the very begining. Our governement aproves buhoneros. The majority os us, venezuelans, dont.
The picture I´m uploading is from www.muchoasco.com
I couldent find a better one in order to show you the chaos that this is. This one looks to cute to be true.
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