Everything you need to know about Venezuela....
That is so basic.......
- The capital of Venezuela is Caracas.
- The language spoken there is Spanish with a little bit of indigenous dialect.
- The population (according to the 2013 estimate) is about 28,459,085.
- The currency used is the Venezuelan Bolivar Fuertes.
- The religion there is mainly Roman Catholic.
You are expected to eat and drink something when you visit someones home.
The Venezuelan Way.
Young venezuelans will have their baptism and then their first communion.
Marriage rules aren't too strict, as long as you are in the same racial status.
Men overwhelmingly occupy the most important political, economic, social, and religious positions in Venezuela. The traditional sexist Western gender division of labor is present in Venezuela, with men occupying the most physical demanding jobs. Although men and women are legally equal, there are still great differences in terms of actual wage earnings, sexual freedom, and social expectations. In daily life, men are still expected to work outside the home and support the household.
“The Whistler” is a terrifying man that haunts the Venezuelan and Colombian Llanos region. According to the legend, the ghost is a black-hearted young man who killed his father in to eat his organs. Tis apparently rather tall character is forever doomed to walk the region as a lost soul, carrying a bag filled with his father's bones. The Whistler gets his name from the harmonic bone-chilling whistling sound he emits: When the whistling sounds far away, El Silbón is actually near by and vice versa. Some people barely notice the seemingly long-distant music...and when they do, it’s usually too late.
When should you go?
What the tourists really want to know....
Maybe think about planning your trip around one of the festivals Venezuela has to offer. There are many to choose from.
- The Procession of the Holy Shepherdess
- Carnival in Venezuela
- La Paradura del Nino
- Drumming Feast of St. John
- May Cross Celebrations
Health and Safety
Hepatitis A & B
The largest problems in terms of social unrest are those that result from traditional crimes and riots. Crimes come in all shapes and sizes, from petty theft to widespread government corruption. Most street crime is committed at night or in the poorest neighborhoods of the urban centers. These violent crimes, although committed at gun- or knifepoint, tend to be fatal less often than they could be. There is, however, widespread carrying of guns not only by the police but also by private guards and a significant part of the male population. All of this contributes to constant shoot-outs and police chases, which produce a notable increase in wounds and death. At the same time the police and other government officials do not tend to garner much public affection, which only increases the difficulty of maintaining the public order.
not bad.... not bad....