Posts Tagged ‘Traditions’

Pabellón criollo

Friday, November 18th, 2011

I think I’ve made it obvious that I’m not a big fan of Venezuelan cuisine. But, from time to time I do like to eat the national dish – pabellón criollo. The dish consists of white rice, black beans, shredded beef or chicken, and sliced sweet plantains.

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There are other variations of the dish – sometimes they put a fried egg right in the middle – but, my personal favorite is with sliced avocadoes. I think the trick is finding a place that prepares it with a lot of flavor and is willing to make slight adjustments based on your preferences. According to some Venezuelans, you cannot say you’ve visited here without trying this dish Sabelotodo

All in the name of safety

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

It’s customary for Caracas apartment buildings – with security at the entrance – to have bars on all the windows…

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And on the front doors…

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And although they try and use little designs to make them look less like bars…

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In the end, they’re still bars…

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