The first days
Puerto La Cruz Travel Blog› entry 3 of 34 › view all entries
July 26th, 2008 – by: vanaver
After some time I finally arrived at my first real destination, being Santa Fe. It is basically a very poor little ´pueblito´with a marvelous beach. It´s a Carribean beach, just like in the movies. I met 3 French guys (David, Nicolas and Thibault) who are actually going the same way as I do: Brazil. I might meet them in the near future.
Concerning my Spanish: the South-American Spanish is very hard to understand, so communication is restricted to practical things (for now). Anyway, I think I will be inbetween European tourists most of the time, so I´ll manage.
Also in Santa Fe I met a Spanish guy who was there with his wife and children. They already did their tour in Venezuela. And years before he visited Brazil. So we sat down with a Caipirinha on the Santa Fe beach and he just couldn´t stop telling his stories (in Spanish, yes),... and I couldn´t stop listening. He was using words as marvelloso, estupendo and the more.
One thing is for sure: great experiences are ahead.
A caballo, vamos pa´l monte!
-pretty annoying in Venezuela is the fact that, being a foreigner, you cannot withdraw cash from a machine!
You really have to go to the bank and wait in a queue for 2 hours to obtain money.
-pretty odd in Venezuela is the fact that there is a time difference of 4hours... and a half!
It´s something president Hugo Chavez made up once. You just have to know.
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