Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Things Noticed

-While I expected Venezuela to be diverse, Caracas is even more mixed than I anticipated.  I knew it had a big Afro-Venezuelan population, but I am still surprised (and pleased) at the city's diversity.

-I can't understand a word of Venezuelan Spanish.  They mumble, chomp and swallow words, and there is a lil lisp (nothing like the Castillian lisp) that makes everything perfectly unintelligible.  I have a similar problem with Dominicans in New York.  Maybe it is something related to the Caribbean's effect on Spanish?  No se.

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