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The Many Flavors of Venezuelan TP

Toilet paper is known by many names. In Boy Scouts we brought it along as the eleventh of the ten essentials. During the same period of my youth, we insulted … Continue reading

April 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ley Seca — Dry Law

Ley Seca is something the government imposes on holidays like Carnaval and Semana Santa (Holy Week) in an attempt to curb drunk driving. And apparently every day before 11am. (Several … Continue reading

March 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

Gifts from the Valet

Well. Late at night. My friend was chewed out by the valet when he tried to snag one. Every car on the block had them. What are the odds they … Continue reading

March 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Uhh, Push It, Push It Real Good

Sunday morning, when I was heading to the market with our visiting couch surfer, we heard some far off booty-shakin’. Worth checking out, right? As we drew near our eyes … Continue reading

February 26, 2013 · 2 Comments

Big Rig, What?

How in Hugo Chavez’ good name did this truck get on our street with its trailer? One rarely ever sees big trucks in Caracas because the infrastructure can’t accommodate. Most streets … Continue reading

February 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

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