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Sapporo in Caracas

One of the best sushi restaurants in the city is Fugu. It’s possible to feel under-dressed there, so we go when we have a reason to wear more than t-shirts. … Continue reading

April 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Pozo Suruapo con Capoeira Humaitá Caracas

Last Saturday Innes and I invited our capoeira group to a celebratory dinner at Pozo Suruapo — a local posada and favorite among ECA teachers. We weren’t really celebrating anything in particular, … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Posada La Acacia, Morrocoy

Since Julieta, the owner of this posada, doesn’t have an account on Trip Advisor (she wants to keep things low-key) I thought I’d make a special post for her. A … Continue reading

March 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Protests and Yogurtland

Protests and Yogurtland don’t belong together. But I bring them together to highlight the craziness that is Caracas right now. Yesterday there were massive marches (#LaSalida, #12F)  all across the … Continue reading

February 13, 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


BEER UPDATE. The prodigal son of beer has returned. This brown Solera, brother to the green and blue, appeared last Spring for about two weeks. Then it went away. Now, … Continue reading

October 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Beers of Venezuela, Year Two: Full Bodied Urine

Before we even came to Venezuela I had an idea about the beer situation here. In preparation for our move, Kat and I both read the off-beat travelogue Socialist Dreams and … Continue reading

October 2, 2013 · 3 Comments

Milk Arrival

At the end of last Spring, news of Venezuelan toilet paper shortages was making the international media rounds. (Shit sells…or something like that. ) Upon our recent return, I went to … Continue reading

August 25, 2013 · 1 Comment

New Mediterranean Market

The scarcity problem you might have heard about is true. It can be difficult (but not impossible) to find certain grocery and household items. It’s worth pointing out that Caracas … Continue reading

June 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

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