Cultural Tips, Caracas
Before Hugo Chavez (our "President", or should I say dictator?) the Venezuelan flag wasn't very popular. There was a lot of people who didn't even have one (including us).
Now, ever since the opposition took the streets to protest against the government of Chávez, Venezuelan flags have become very popular.
Now we own them, wear them and carry them with pride.
1. People don't split the bill when at a restaurant. The people you are dining with will always try to pay the bill. The best idea is to take turns paying the bill. In order to do this, you have to be very fast to put your money or credit card down.
2. For women, never put your purse on the floor. It is a superstition (symbolizing that you will lose money) and I don't think any Venezuelan women put their purse on the floor.
Caracas is a city with high income gaps between the lowest and the highest.
be sensitive to the people with whom you are engaging in either business or pleasure.
Try to learn some of the language before you arrive, it is just polite to be able to greet people correctly.