It certainly does now. But whenever I tell my Venezuelan Mondogo story in Argentina, someone always says 'Ah but my sister/grandmother/aunt cooks this wonderful mondongo,' And as I am running away down the road I hear this faint voice in the distance calling out 'and I will ask her to make some especially for you...'Moxon said:Doesn't that apply to mondongo anywhere in the world?
You will fit in best if you dress informally. Jeans and a tee shirt or short-sleeved button shirt will do just fine. Note that most men do not wear shorts no matter how hot the sun might be on a given day. Of course, if you are going to a formal meeting of any kind, better to be overdressed than underdressed. Also, even in formal meetings, often men wear dress shirts without ties. Finally, a word about personal security - the US State Dept exaggerates the dangers massively, but in Caracas, like any big city one must be aware of where one is; that takes some experience and a friend who knows Caracas. In what part of Caracas will you be staying? FYI - East Caracas and Chacao are generally opposition strongholds. There are other parts of Caracas that are inhabited by a majority of Chavistas. - Best wishes for your sojourn!ReemsterCARP said:Thanks for all the replies so far. My internship will be with the Dutch embassy, so getting decent exchange rates won't be a problem. My government is at relatively good terms with the Chávez administration, so I'm not expecting any big problems because of my nationality.
What I do want to know, seen that the dresscode @ the embassy will be very formal, will I stand out of the crowd when wearing a suit when walking through the streets?