I knew travelling in Venezuela was going to be cheap but I had kind of assumed that this would mean that the quality of flights, accommodation, activities and food would be pretty poor; I could not have been more wrong.Paragliding with an experienced guide costs just , a ridiculously low price for an activity which requires expensive equipment and trained professionals.
Most people meet each other on the streets, in restaurants, bars, etc.
) to get and that one would have to queue for hours in order to buy some.
It turns out that you can actually get toilet paper relatively easily on the black market but that, for a pack of 12, you would end up paying a fair whack.
In many of the Spanish speaking countries I visited, I found the locals made a special effort to understand me, almost out of pity, however in Venezuela; if my Spanish wasn’t absolutely perfect it was as if I was speaking in a different language.
A Venezuelan friend later confided in me that many Venezuelans simply don’t want to make the effort with trying to understand foreigners and unless your Spanish is perfect, you’re not going to get very far trying to talk to some people.