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The Big Leagues

The principal of the middle school organized a family day at the ballpark. It made for a fun Sunday. I’ve been to several baseball games in my life time but … Continue reading

December 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Araras en Caracas or “Cararacas”

In English: Macaw; in Spanish: Guacamaya; in Portuguese: Arara. Our high school counselor, Terran, posted this video to Facebook and I thought it quite lovely. Not only are these magnificent … Continue reading

December 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Octovarfest 2014

Last weekend we packed the family + Nadjib in the car and headed to Oktoberfest Colonia Tovar for the punnily named, “Oktovarfest.” As mentioned in my first visit to Colonia Tovar — Colonia Tovar : … Continue reading

November 1, 2014 · 1 Comment

Cuties in Caracas

A bizarre little video about Caracas from 1969. We’ve visited that Centro Comercial Chacaito several times. Certainly it looks better in the video than it does now. “They may have … Continue reading

October 7, 2014 · 1 Comment

Ensemble de Rock Zenith

One of the best things about Caracas is the free or nearly free music that can be found all over the city. All levels of local government subsidize events and if you know … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Priceless Haircut

According to Wolfram Alpha two bits is $0.25. The two-bit shave and a haircut is certainly a thing of the past. However, the current and rapid inflation of the parallel … Continue reading

January 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bar Sardiña Firenze: One for the locals

I first learned about this bar from a guy who works at the US Embassy and he first learned about it from a Polish expat but I have no idea … Continue reading

November 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

No, not a riot.

We were eating lunch at a shopping center last weekend and all of a sudden… Up close:   One can be upset about the economy but to pick on a … Continue reading

November 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

Caracas Zoo

There are a few animal exhibits at Parque del Este, where we’ve been before, but this past Sunday we drove out to the real zoo: Parque Zoologico de Caricuao (car-ee-coo-ow). … Continue reading

November 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

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