My peoples, I've been a bit busy over the last few days, hence no blog. Lots going on that I want to write about but just havn't had the time, so until I get myself together for a decent blog just read and be amused.
Do you know that in Venezuela and Caracas.....
---- women are not allowed to put toilet paper, regardless of what's on it into the toilet
They are signs on the stall doors that tell you not to deposit any kind of paper
into the poceta... Just imagine!!!
---- only men are waiters and servers in resturants.....
---- you cannot trade in any kind of foreign currency - not even $$$ U.S.
you can't go to the bank and exchange Bolivars for Dollars, Euros, pounds
---- If you go to the bank and deposit a check, you cannot then ask the teller for
money back, you must coonduct a total seperate transaction or you have to leave the line and go to the ATM machine.....
---- visitors cannot use international credit cards in the stores...only in some hotels....
so either you have bolivars, or you don't buy
----when you buy a car, it already has the registration on it. No personalized tags here.
---- there is no law as to how many people can ride on a motorbike - I've seen
as much as a whole family of 5 riding on a motor bike mother, father, baby
and sibilings and this is on the Hwy sin helmets.....
---- catholicism is the major religion here, but yet, majority of the women walk
around half naked.....
----each time a Venezulean passes a church, they make the sign of the cross, whether they
are religious or not.
-----marriages occur no earlier than 7:00PM at night, but that just the formality of the church
thing - the actual wedding would have taken place as much as a year ago.
----Baby christening and childrens parties are major occurances, events so big that they are live bands, waiters and the works
---- fireworks are illegal, but you won't know that during the christmas season or any
celebration, where it's customary to set off fireworks, especially at weddings.
Just some things to ponder upon. More to come as I notice them.