Great First Impressions Of Venezuelan People
Trip Start Mar 10, 2007
43Trip End Jul 14, 2007
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On arrival in to Guirie we were searched thoroughly by the military; every spec inside my backpack was checked thoroughly. I was told that Venezuelans come to Trinidad to get US dollars, then sell them on the black market for double the rate. The Venezuelans on board were searched thoroughly from head to toe.
On the boat I met Shalimar Francisco who had a couple of friends meeting him; he had been in Trinidad for the carnival. He was a friendly guy and offered to drop me off in Rio Caribe which was a couple of hours away. I was a bit sceptical at first but decided to take him up on his offer and I am glad that I did. We stopped along the way for a bite to eat which they paid for and on arrival in Rio Caribe they dropped me off at the posada of my choice. He was a decent and honest guy and it gave me good first impressions of Venezuelan people.