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Damn, Bro!

“Damn, bro! There’s no cars in your showroom!” That’s what you get at Dambromotors. “Damn, bro! There’s no cars in the parking lot either!” That’s what you get at Dambromotors. … Continue reading

October 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

BsF 0.097

UPDATE TO PREVIOUS POST ABOUT FILLING UP THE CAR. Since 1996, gasoline prices in Venezuela have not wavered. The price? BsF 0.097 per liter (for 95 octane). So at the … Continue reading

October 22, 2013 · 2 Comments


A lot of our students love the TV show “Friends”. They really do. Girls a bit more than boys, but still, the boys that watch admit to it happily. Perhaps, … Continue reading

October 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

Birthday Gift

If you know me well you know that my first choice would be to opt out of receiving  birthday gifts, whereas my second choice would be to receive something practical. … Continue reading

October 14, 2013 · 3 Comments


Identification cards in Venezuela are called cédulas.  And now we have ours! Some teachers have been here for seven years without a cédula, but this year, for some reason the … Continue reading

October 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Small World Moment of the Summer

We spent the final three weeks of our summer break on the beautiful north shore of Nova Scotia. One lovely summer afternoon we were driving through the village of Malagash … Continue reading

September 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Power Out

A new thrill. According to the news, more than 12 of the 23 states are without electricity, including the one in which we live. The government immediately blamed the far-right … Continue reading

September 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

There’s a Magazine for That

I’ve posted a few times already about colas — lines, queues — and the hours one can spend waiting for a doctor’s appointment. Well, I’ve started going to physical therapy … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Decline of Zagat?

Looks like people here in Caracas aren’t that into Zagat. Anybody for some decade old reviews of Chicago restaurants? English language books are pretty scarce in bookstores around here, so … Continue reading

April 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

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